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Using Acupuncture To Enhance Your Fertility

Acupuncture can be used to optimize your fertility and increase your chances of conception.  Current statistics say that 1 in 6 couples will have difficulty conceiving after one year.  Acupuncture has been shown to help with many of the obstacles to fertility. 

Individualized Chinese herbs may also be prescribed to balance the body and boost your fertility. 

There are many reasons for infertility.  Acupuncture can be used to promote ovulation, balance hormones, support implantation or at any other stage in the cycle.  You may be interested to learn that acupuncture has been shown to increase the quality of sperm when the male undergoes acupuncture.

Acupuncture treatments will be scheduled on specific days of your cycle.  Typically, you will have between 2-4 sessions per month to optimize your fertility.

Ovulation Test Kits are now available. 
10 midstream tests for $20 (+GST).
Compare with retail costs of $40 for 5 tests.

We now have an Alpha-Stim® machine in our clinic!

This small, powerful machine is mainly used for the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia. 

In a gentle 20 minute treatment, tiny electrical currents create alpha waves in the brain.  These alpha waves create the sensation of overall well being which last for hours or days.

What does it feel like?

You may feel a slight tingling sensation under the electrodes, but it is not necessary to feel this in order to achieve results. Most people feel nothing at all except positive results.

How can the Alpha-Stim SCS help?

The Alpha-Stim SCS empowers you to control your anxiety, depression, and/or insomnia. Used just 20 to 60 minutes every day, every other day, or on an as-needed basis, it can help induce a relaxed state and enable the user to focus attention on the task at hand. The Alpha-Stim SCS is well tolerated and very safe.

The Alpha-Stim SCS leaves the mind alert. The person undergoing CES treatment will often report a pleasant, relaxed feeling of well-being. Anxiety reduction is usually experienced during treatment, but may be seen hours later, or even the day after treatment

IgG Food Allergy Test

We are now offering a simple blood test which tests for 96 common food allergens.  This is a comprehensive test which identifies the foods that are reacting with the part of your immune system that causes health problems. 
When a food is identified by your immune system as a problem, an immune complex is formed.  The immune complexes then settle in your body in different places.  This test measures these immune complexes. 
Symptoms which may be food allergies:

      Joint pain
      Mood changes
      Skin rashes

Omega 3 Oils

Omega 3 oils are essential fatty acids – meaning essential to human health but NOT manufactured by the human body.  This is why must be obtained by a food source.   The typical diet is deficient in omega 3 oils. 

Omega 3 fatty acids may be beneficial for:
  • Relief of the symptoms of arthritis pain & stiffness
  • Assisting in the management of arthritis
  • Relief of effects of psoriasis, acne, eczema, dermatitis on the skin
  • Promoting healthy heart function
  • Promoting healthy blood pressure
  • Promoting healthy immune function
  • Promoting healthy blood clotting
  • Promoting healthy brain and nerve function
  • Supporting and maintaining healthy retina and eye function
  • Relief of symptoms of allergies
  • Diabetes
  • Migraine headaches
  • PMS
Omega 3 and the heart:

Omega 3 fatty acids assist the heart function in a number of different ways, including reducing the amount of fat in the blood, reducing the stickiness of blood cells (platelets), reducing the deposits of fats in the arteries, making the blood vessels more elastic and assisting in the normal function of the heart.

Omega 3 and arthritis:

Omega 3 acids inhibit the biochemical pathway in cells that trigger an inflammatory reaction, thus reducing stiffness and pain. They may also be beneficial in treating symptoms of lupus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory diseases

DHA and pregnancy:

DHA in a mother's diet is essential for a baby's development. DHA in pregnancy can prevent high blood pressure, increase birth weight and reduce the risk of developing the post natal blues.

The importance of fish oil supplements for health preservation as well as in the treatment of various illnesses cannot be overstated.  It is imperative however that these supplements be of the highest quality and purity.