Entries by Leslie Oldershaw - Acupuncturist East Bay

Understanding Endometriosis – Endometriosis Awareness Month

Did you know that March is endometriosis awareness month? It affects approximately 1 out of 10 women. What is endometriosis? Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and […]

Repeat Pregnancy Loss Testing and Treatment

Repeat Pregnancy Loss (RPL) is defined as two or more losses. This blog will focus on the conventional medicine perspective on repeat pregnancy loss, including causes, testing, and treatment.   15% – 20% of all pregnancies result in miscarriage, and the risk of a miscarriage increases with maternal age.   Overall the prognosis is good for a […]

5 Simple Steps to Reversing PMS

The bad news about PMS – 75% of women experience symptoms of PMS. 25% of women have symptoms so severe they need medical treatment. PMS affects all aspects of your life – relationships, work life, and well-being –  with these common symptoms: Mood swings Irritability Depression Anxiety Bloating Breast tenderness Fluid retention Headaches Sleep disturbances […]

What is PCOS? What causes PCOS?

PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, happens when the ovaries stop working normally and no longer ovulate on a regular monthly basis.  This causes a buildup of a large number of small eggs that have not matured properly and then turn into cysts. PCOS is the most common cause of reproductive health issues, including fertility challenges, across […]