Entries by Leslie Oldershaw - Acupuncturist East Bay

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 […]

Is your thyroid bringing you down?

Are you tired? Gaining weight? Wonder why? It could be your thyroid. Thyroid issues are common in women: 1 In 4 women over the age of 35 have thyroid issues, and over 50% are undiagnosed. Women are 10 times more likely to have thyroid issues compared to men. As a clinician specializing in women’s health and fertility, […]

What’s wrong with sugar!?!

Everyone loves sugar. America has a huge sweet tooth. Sugar and carbs are the same thing, and they are everywhere: in candy, cookies, cake, bread, pasta, crackers, chips, muffins, scones, beverages, starchy vegetables and fruit. Carbs and sugar taste so good, what’s the problem? Once carbs are digested they become blood sugars, which are the […]