Fertility- Need a strong foundation of Blood and Yin to conceive and carry a child.
Acupuncture, herbs and diet can help prepare the body for a healthy pregnancy.
• Regulate the menses.
• Encourage blood flow to the uterus.
• Relax the patient and calm the mind.
• Increase fertile cervical fluids
• Aid assisted reproductive technology.
• Decrease endometriosis
• Treat PCOS
Dietary Suggestions: Eggs, Omega 3 fatty acids, wheat germ, *quality red meat, chicken, almonds, gogi berries (gou qi zi)
Pregnancy: Full of Qi and Blood. Connect with the child within. Acupuncture, herbs and diet can assist in alleviating:
• Threatened miscarriage
• Sciatic pain
• Nose Bleeds
• Leg Cramps
• Breech presentation
• Labor induction
• Stalled labor
Postpartum Care: Postpartum Recovery-Loss of Qi and Blood
Some treatable symptoms are:
• Insufficient lactation
• Hair loss
• Night sweats
• Brittle nails
• Back Ache
• Shoulder pain
Dietary suggestions: root vegetables, chicken soup, *high quality red meat, ox tail, marrow, beets, molasses, spirulina, green magma, fish oils, black sesame seeds, seaweeds, fennel, spelt bread, berries, pomegranate, wakame
*Dietary suggestions from Healing with Whole Foods, Paul Pitchford
Taking Charge of Your Fertility, Toni Weschler
The Complete Guide of Pregnancy and Childbirth, Sheila Kitzinger
Healing With Whole Foods, Paul Pitchford
Staying Healthy with Nutrition, Elson Haas
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, James and Phyllis Balch
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Laurel Axen Carroll is a licensed acupuncturist, board certified herbalist and a CD(DONA) labor support doula. Laurel currently works in Brooklyn, NY where she specializes in females reproductive issues such as fertility enhancement, pregnancy, labor preparation, labor induction and postpartum recovery.
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