We’re digging into how acupuncture can help improve fertility.

Studies prove that using acupuncture pre and post-transfer increases the success of IVF.

We love acupuncture and recommend it to our clients. However, it is very important to select a practitioner who is experienced with infertility. Check out our blog here for more details about TCM and acupuncture.

Today I’m excited to welcome Tsao-Lin Moy to the podcast. Tsao is the founder of Integrative Healing Arts which utilizes Chinese medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine and energy healing to treat patients.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  1. How acupuncture helps with infertility. Specifically, we discuss egg quality, irregular periods, short luteal phase, PMS, male factor infertility (low motility, DNA fragmentation).
  2. Qualifications to look for in a practitioner. Recommended frequency of treatment. How long treatment is recommended to prevent miscarriage.
  3. How acupuncture helps reduce stress.

HIGHLIGHTS:

5:00 INTRO TO TODAY’S EPISODE

6:20 WHY TSAO IS PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING WOMEN WITH THEIR FERTILITY

  • Women are so underserved in health.
  • Acupuncture and improved IVF outcomes
  • The pressure to get pregnant once they hit 40 is tremendous.

9:45 HOW ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP WITH FERTILITY

  • Acupuncture helps the body to get into a state of self-healing.
  • Research on the positive effects of acupuncture
  • Fertility is not only biology and hormones. There’s more to it.
  • Finding balance in your body

13:08 ACUPUNCTURE FOR STRESS RELIEF

  • My experience with acupuncture
  • Why many successful women suffer from burnout

14:56 THE INFERTILITY DIAGNOSIS

  • Why Tsao often doesn’t agree with an infertility diagnosis
  • Stress and anxiety around trying to conceive

18:00 STRESS & FERTILITY

  • Recognizing your body’s stress signals
  • How clearing your digital cookies can improve your health
  • Learning to step back as a Type A personality

21:29 UNDERSTANDING THE LIFE FORCE ALL AROUND US & WITHIN US

23:30 THE TYPE A PERSONALITY

  • How a “push through it” attitude impacts your hormones
  • Inflammation will cause you to be cranky.
  • Creating a practice to support your body

27:52 WORK & OUR VALUE

  • Our culture’s unbalanced approach to work and womens’ value
  • Why it’s hard to disconnect
  • Keeping social connections strong
  • Healthy boundaries in your online world

31:44 GETTING BACK TO YOUR INTUITION

  • It’s all too easy for women to fall into the trap of statistics.
  • Your path can be different from the statistics
  • You know your body best.
  • The big picture view of your diagnosis

33:27 LETTING GO OF BLAME

  • The disturbing trend of younger and younger women being told they need to freeze their eggs
  • Medical bias and the underlying culture of blame and control
  • Making informed choices about your body

37:28 HOW WE’RE DISCONNECTING FROM OUR BODIES

  • The false sense of security with egg freezing
  • Far-reaching issues that can be created by using hormonal birth control

40:56 TSAO’S FOCUS ON WHOLE HEALTH

  • How Tsao work’s with her clients
  • Male factor infertility
  • Chinese medicine’s holistic approach to fertility

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