East Meets West: Treating Infertility With Acupuncture and Modern Medicine

TweetPhoto from USNews ArticleChinese medicine believes in nourishing egg quality with herbs and acupuncture. Is there anything to it? Click here to read the full article.  Read More

Dr. Cherrie of FSH ‘Works Wonders’

TweetModel and mom, Kaki West, lists Five Season’s very own Dr. Cherrie Laygo as a member of her core fertility team. Read her blog post here!  Read More

Fertility and Acupuncture

Tweet It seems like every time hear or read about acupuncture on television or in newspapers lately, it is mentioned simultaneously with pregnancy and infertility. But does acupuncture really help women become pregnant? I thought I’d share this article, “The Ancient Art of Infertility Treatment,’ by Colette Bouchez and reviewed by Dr. Nazario on Web MD, as I thought it was very interesting. As you will see, the article outlines many ways in... Read More

Acupuncture for PCOS

TweetI thought I’d pass along an interesting web page from Science Daily that featured an article last week entitled, “PCOS and the Benefits of Acupuncture and Exercise.” Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is caused by a hormonal imbalance of estrogen, progesterone and androgens in women of reproductive age. As a result of this imbalance, the menstrual cycle is often absent or irregular. PCOS can lead to other uncomfortable symptoms... Read More

Yoga’s Stress Relief: An Aid for Infertility

Tweet There is a great article in the New York Times about Yoga and Infertility: “KIMBERLY SORANNO, a 39-year-old Brooklynite undergoing an in vitro fertilization cycle as part of her quest to become pregnant, had gone to her share of yoga classes, but never one like that held on a recent Tuesday night in a reception area of the New York University Fertility Center. There were no deep twists or headstands; just easy “restorative” poses... Read More

Foods for Fertility

Tweet Looking to get pregnant with the next year? Start now to boost your fertility with nutritious foods. This article is great! Foods For Fertility: Read more at: nourishedkitchen.com  Read More

Acupuncture and Reproductive Health

Tweet Current statistics state that one in five couples over the age of 30 have difficulty conceiving after one year of trying. Many of these couples are turning to acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for a safe, effective and natural solution to have a healthy baby. TCM has a long history when it comes to enhancing fertility for both men and women. In fact, evidence that acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used to aid fertility... Read More

The Silence of Infertility

TweetThere is a great article in Self Magazine this month about infertility. It describes why so many (one in eight couples) who experience infertility don’t talk about it with friends and family. Read the article here.  Read More

Sleep and Hormones

Tweet Did you know our hormonal balance is affected by light? And hormonal balance is key for a healthy reproductive system and fertility. An important aspect of hormonal health has to do with being connected to night and day. Our bodies respond to a natural contrast in light and dark and we produce hormones accordingly. A common, yet little known, issue for my patients who live in New York City, is exposure to light at night. Exposure to light while... Read More

History of IVF in the NY Times

Tweet The New York Times has a great article today about the development of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Read it here. Many of my patients who are trying to conceive (TTC) may find it interesting to learn about this history of this relatively recent advance in reproductive medicine (around since the 1980s), which boasts around a 30% success rate. Many of my patients get regular Chinese Medicine treatments to promote fertility and regulate hormones.... Read More