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

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

Infertility and Celiac Disease

TweetThe New York Times has a great series of blog postings in the “Consults” section about Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease is becoming more common (perhaps as more people are getting tested) and can be a significant contributor to gastrointestinal issues and, more recently, is associated with infertility. The most recent post answers the question: Can Foods Contribute to Infertility? Check out this post and others here.  Read More

Yet another reason to love black beans

TweetIn Chinese medicine, the Qi, or energy, of the Kidney system is vital to reproduction, and fertility enhancement often begins with the Kidneys. For this reason, it is essential to eat foods that nourish the Kidneys and promote fertility. Black Beans are an excellent food to eat if you are trying to conceive. Warming in nature, they are thought to tonify the Kidney Qi and nourish Yin and Blood. Not only that, black beans are an excellent source... Read More