Feeling overwhelmed

by Cheryl Ann Boston, MSTCM, L.Ac. We here at Acupuncture Fertility Specialists know and see the stress that comes with infertility. The time between being diagnosed with infertility to a positive pregnancy test can feel like it drags on forever and bring up feels of inadequacy, stress, sadness and depression. Along with the hectic pace day to day life… Our patients are generally bright, inventive people who are each finding their own way in the journey toward a family. Out of necessity, they find ways to deal with the stress, anxiety, and overwhelm of fertility treatment. We would like to share ways that are working for some of  the patients we treat. Take some time for yourself: support yourself in…
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Does acupuncture have a role in the treatment of threatened miscarriage?

Findings from a feasibility randomised trial and semi-structured participant interviews Abstract: Threatened miscarriage is a common complication of early pregnancy increasing the risk of miscarriage or premature labour. Currently there is limited evidence to recommend any biomedical pharmacological or self-care management, resulting in a ‘watchful waiting’ approach. The objective of this study was to examine the feasibility of offering acupuncture as a therapeutic treatment for women presenting with threatened miscarriage.  Read the entire study here.