Entries by Leslie Oldershaw - Acupuncturist East Bay

5 Ways to Increase Your Chances of IVF Success

Preparing for IVF has the following goals: Boost ovarian response to improve both egg quality and quantity Support the uterine environment to increase implantation rates Set the stage for a healthy and successful pregnancy 1) Increase IVF Success: Supplements For IVF Supplements can help increase both egg quality and quantity, which in turn improves IVF […]

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. […]

Natural Ways to Prevent Repeat Pregnancy Loss

The natural approach to preventing repeat pregnancy loss Repeat Pregnancy Loss (RPL), also known as habitual miscarriage, is defined as two or more pregnancy losses within the first 24 weeks of gestation.  50% of the time, the cause is unknown.  There are a number of strategies that one can employ to help prevent repeat pregnancy loss and reduce […]