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By: Nick Arrizza, M.D. In the 1980′s many in the healing professions were beginning to recognize how physiological processes such as heart rate, blood flow, pain thresholds etc. could be controlled via modalities such as hypnosis, visualization, meditation, humor and so on. Out of these observations grew the new and exciting field of mind-body medicine [...]
by Alan Murray When you have made the momentous task of deciding you want to have a family you can increase your odds of conception by carrying out the following lifestyle and diet changes. It is not just the female who should prepare herself for pregnancy. Males have an important role to play too and [...]
With more and more women delaying having children until later in life, there are a growing number of couples having difficulties conceiving. From their mid thirties onwards, women’s chances of getting pregnant drop dramatically and many couples are turning to medical intervention to assist them in having a baby. Trying to conceive can be a [...]
Human fertility and reproduction are intricate, delicate and mysterious balancing acts. While fertility can seem unstoppable and powerful if you consider world population or teenage pregnancy rates, it is in fact a complex system that can easily be affected by outside influences. Processed food, household toxins, inactivity, stress, pesticides, plastics, and even your shampoo can [...]
Recently a number of our clients have asked us about the relationship between acupuncture and fertility. Planning a pregnancy is an exciting time in a person’s life – filled with new expectations, experiences and discoveries. It is a time of reflection as well as one of looking towards the future, and an ideal time to [...]
There are six main variables that determine whether sperm has normal count and quality: Sperm mobility Concentration Morphology Speed Count Sub-fertility Drawbacks in any of these areas can greatly affect the chances of conception. Sperm Mobility Sperm mobility refers to the sperm’s ability to move in a rather dynamic and active fashion. When it comes [...]
by Sheryl Lyon Stress has been linked to infertility in numerous studies. Many believe that today’s modern stressful lifestyle is a primary cause of the frustrating “unexplained infertility” diagnosis. The ironic part is that infertility causes stress and stress causes infertility. The challenge is of course, breaking the cycle. How does stress cause infertility? There [...]