Getting to the root of PMS

What is PMS?   Most women I have worked with over the years “know” when their period is coming.  Some experience a change in their mood, have bloating or sore breasts, develop acne, have abdominal cramping, or a change in their bowels.  Some unfortunate women have all of these things, and more. Today it is estimated that 3 out of …

Progesterone and Yang: A TCM Perspective

Progesterone, also known as P4, is a reproductive hormone involved in the menstrual cycle. Influencing what is known as the “luteal phase”, it helps prepare the uterine lining for implantation. If implantation does occur, progesterone helps maintain the integrity of the endometrium, helping to secure the new pregnancy. It also plays a role in the development of an embryo.   …

How To Hydrate Your Face During Winter

Do you suffer from dry skin, deep wrinkles or both that becomes aggravated in the winter? Well, investing in cosmetic acupuncture to care for these areas of your face can be very uplifting (pun intended!) and free from the myriad of constituents in skin care products.   Winter time can produce very dry skin and this can increase the appearance …

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Anti-Inflammatory Diet Food to Include Food to Avoid Fruit Eat only 1 or 2 pieces of any of the following fruits a day and try and to eat mostly lower carbohydrate fruits (3 or 6%): 3% – cantaloupe, strawberries, melons, blueberries, raspberries, lemons and limes 6% – apriocts, blackberries, papaya, peaches, plus, kiwi 15%- apples, cherries, grapes, mangoes, pears, pineapple, …

Inflammation:  What it does to you and how can your diet help

Inflammation:  What it does to you and how can your diet help The inflammatory response that is triggered in our bodies is necessary to help fight infection and is useful in the short term as it is part of the immune response.  When the inflammatory reaction continues after an infection is gone it can cause many health problems. Chronic inflammation …

Being Fertile Tip #2: sleep helps you lose weight

…AND is important for many other things, including reducing your risk of cancer and Alzheimer’s, proper digestion, regulating inflammation, memory, slowing telomere shortening, and the list goes on. There are 2 stages of sleep; 1. non-REM (which has 1, 2, and slow wave stages) and 2. REM. Just to keep it simple, they are all important for different reasons. Over …

Facial Acupuncture: enhance your complexion naturally

Facial Acupuncture: enhance your complexion naturally

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture has been gaining popularity in recent years. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is also commonly known as Cosmetic Acupuncture or Facial Acupuncture. The unique application of Facial Acupuncture has been around for centuries and is a growing alternative to mainstream cosmetic health surgeries. What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture? Yinstill is pleased to offer Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture which is a safe, …

Estrogen in The Body: A TCM Perspective

Estrogen is that quintessential hormone of femininity. Also known as oestrogen, it is actually a group of compounds named for their importance in the estrus (reproductive) cycle of humans and animals. It plays an important role in the menstrual cycle and can influence key aspects of fertility. It is used in birth control pills (BCP) and hormone replacement therapy (HRT). …

Hot Flashes: What Are They and What Helps Them?

Hot flashes and night sweats are something we often work with in women’s health and fertility.  Sometimes it happens after a woman has taken fertility medications; sometimes it happens gradually or sporadically.  It can happen toward the end of our reproductive years, and it can happen during pregnancy. Sometimes the discomfort is limited to a few surges of heat during …

What is an “irregular period” anyways?

Women today have many demands in their day to day life which can all affect the menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle is linked to hormones and when the hormonal balance is not aligned irregular periods can occur.  An irregular cycle can mean sometimes early, or sometimes late and is very unpredictable. In Chinese Medicine theory, the cycle should come every …