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Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM

PCOS & Infertility

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An estimated 10% of woman of childbearing age are diagnosed with PCOS. Many times women with PCOS don’t have a period and don’t ovulate. Usually they are two body types that are prevalent in PCOS. One is more overweight and the other is thin. Besides cysts on the ovaries, the patient can exhibit hair loss,…

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Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM

Birth Control Pills & Infertility

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First, we must understand how Birth Control Pills work. They basically shut down the natural function of your endocrine/hormonal system. Because Birth Control Pills are comprised of synthetic estrogen and progesterone, it sends a signal to your master pituitary gland not to work to produce those hormones since you already have them. And then one…

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Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM

Stress & Infertility

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Stress is probably the biggest hindrance in conception. The affects of stress can be so damaging and at the same time so subtle that many do not even know that it is the culprit. However, we know that stress can have detrimental effects on one’s health. Many people under heavy stress and pressure can experience…

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Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM

PMS/PMDD

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PMS/PMDD can be a myriad of symptoms like headaches, bloating, breast tenderness, back pain, cravings, weepy, irritable, heavy bleeding and cramping prior to or during bleeding. If you are a woman suffering from severe PMS, I can assure you that you don’t have to live like that. I have had many women come into the…

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Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM

Acupuncture and IVF/IUI

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Studies show that Acupuncture can improve success rates of IVF up to 40%. In fact, more and more Fertility Clinics are working with Acupuncture clinics or hiring Acupuncturists in their clinic because they know the success of using Acupuncture with ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology). I have personally seen how Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs have been…

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Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM

Intense Exercise Can Diminish Fertility

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I have seen in the clinic how intense exercise can cause infrequent and irregular menstrual cycles affecting fertility. Remember, having regular (28-30 day) cycles with abundant quality cervical fluid and smooth periods creates a wonderful environment for conception. Female athletes usually stop menstruating all together. The body will not release an egg from the ovaries…

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