Entries by Leslie Oldershaw - Acupuncturist East Bay

CoQ10 and Fertility

What is CoQ10: CoQ10 is a source of energy for the eggs, supporting both egg maturation and embryo quality. The energy contained within the egg supports embryo growth for the first 7 – 10 days of life, from the moment of fertilization through implantation. This energy drives embryo development, including the normal replication of chromosomes […]

A Healthy Uterus for Fertility

A healthy uterus is essential for good fertility. In traditional Chinese medicine, cold is damaging to the uterus and leads to infertility. Blood circulates easily when it is warm. Research has shown that better blood flow to the uterus is associated with higher pregnancy outcomes.  On the other hand, cold can damage the uterus by […]

Natural PCOS Treatment

What is PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the number one cause of irregular periods and infertility across all age groups. PCOS is caused by abnormal blood sugar levels, including high spikes, low crashes, or both. This blood sugar rollercoaster disrupts the hormonal signals that govern a woman’s cycle, egg development and ultimately ovulation. Blood […]

Holiday Hacks

The holidays can be wonderful and wacky and for many of our patients, a time of high stress. How do you survive the holidays?  Here is a checklist of how to manage common holiday stress factors: How to Survive the Holiday Party Eat before you go, and be selective about what foods you eat at […]

Neck Pain – Everyone’s Got It

What can cause neck pain? Our modern lifestyle includes a number of a factors that directly contribute to neck pain: Cell phones Computers Stress How do you successfully treat neck pain? Acupuncture Massage Hydration Magnesium Anti-inflammatory support Acupuncture Acupuncture has been successfully treating pain for centuries. While acupuncture needles are tiny, they get huge results. […]