Monthly Archives: January 2018

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Fresh or Frozen IVF Embryo Transfer – Which is better?

The main take away points for this article (below) is that whatever protocol is used should be specific and individualized to you. As this article states, there is no difference in pregnancy or live birth rates between a fresh or frozen IVF embryo transfer. The problem arises when certain clinics decide to run their practices by exclusively doing one or the other. There are pros and cons to both and it is important for the Reproductive Endocrinologists to take the time to review your case and figure out what is best for YOU! This is where alternative medicines, such as acupuncture and traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has it’s strength. We take the time to sit down with our patients and get to know them and their unique bodies. We ask questions about their menstrual cycle and any hormonal issues, but we also take into consideration their bodily function as a whole (sleep, stress, digestion, bowel movements, appetite, emotional state, etc). This is important because sometimes the answers lie outside the reproductive system and by creating an acupuncture treatment that is tailored to their specific body constitution patients are more likely to respond to treatment with their fertility clinic (IUI, IVF or other ART).

For more information or to book an appointment:

Call: 905.553.9255

Email: amanda@besthealthacupuncture.com

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Check out the full article on frozen vs fresh transfers here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/dr-caitlin-dunne/you-now-have-more-reasons-to-freeze-embryos-for-infertility-treatment_a_23330442/?utm_content=65707768&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

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Boost Your Immunity With This TCM-Inspired Bone Broth

Boost Your Immunity With This TCM-Inspired Bone Broth:

https://elizabethrayson.com/2018/01/11/boost-your-immunity-with-this-tcm-inspired-bone-broth/

 

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Event: 7 Ways to Stay Healthy this Winter with TCM & Acupuncture

 

Join us January 25 @ 7pm at Nature’s Emporium Vaughan and  learn how to stay healthy this winter without drugs or expensive supplements. We will share how to use the time-tested wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture to stay vibrant and nourished throughout the winter months. You will learn TCM-based recipes for healing meals and take part in a raffle to win a $20 gift card for Nature’s Emporium!

Register for this FREE event here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/7-ways-to-stay-healthy-this-winter-with-traditional-chinese-medicine-tickets-42019936762?utm_term=eventurl_text

 

Eliminate Food Waste

Doing my part to #eliminatefoodwaste Over the past few weeks, I saved and froze food scraps and used them to make a delicious vegetable soup broth. I saved all the peels, skins, and unedible parts of Brussels sprouts, carrots, zucchini, potatoes, squash, beets, onions, mushrooms, peppers, lemons – all the food that I would have put in the organic waste bin. Instead of letting them go to waste I simmered them over the stove for a few hours and the end result was a hearty, flavourful vegetable soup. Perfect for these cold winter days.
Thank you to @alivehealth for the wonderful idea.
95% of the food we throw away ends up in landfills. By managing food sustainably and reducing waste, we can help businesses and consumers save money, provide a bridge in our communities for those who do not have enough to eat, and conserve resources for future generations.

Try it out! It’s super easy. Post pics of your soups, so I can see them 🍜Good Luck! www.besthealthacupuncture.com