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Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM – Acupuncture Fertility & Women's Clinic

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Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM

Obesity & Fertility

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Whenever I have patients that are over weight, I really try to help them understand that in order to increase their chances of conception, they must lose weight. If you’ve read some of my other articles on my blog, you’ll notice a recurring theme. I focus on health and well being. If you are healthy…

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Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM

High FSH & Infertility

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The pituitary gland shoots out FSH to produce follicles in the ovaries. Many factors can be involved with elevated levels of FSH but the most common is age. High FSH is commonly seen in older women. Although it is ideal to have lower FSH numbers, it doesn't mean that you can't get pregnant. I always…

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Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM

Prolactinemia & Infertility

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Prolactin is often associated with the hormone responsible for milk formation and production for breastfeeding. However, when a woman experiences high levels of prolactin when she is not breast feeding, it is an indication of hormonal imbalance. Most women can experience amenorrhea (no period/ovulation), or irregular periods, infertility, loss of libido, vaginal dryness and unwanted…

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Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM

Endometriosis & Infertility

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Fertility will be much improved when a woman suffering with endometriosis is cleared up. Endometriosis is common gynecological condition that can be treated effectively with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. Many women seeking to get pregnant may have difficulty if they have endometriosis. Western Medicine has theories on the cause of endometriosis, but they are only…

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Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM

Luteal Phase Deficiency & Infertility

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Progesterone is very important for a woman’s fertility. One, Progesterone allows only the release of one egg at a time for a cycle. Two, it keeps the endometrium (uterine lining) in tact basically preventing the shedding of the endometrium. Finally, it elevates the body temperature creating a nice warm environment for a potential fertilized egg…

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