Entries by Leslie Oldershaw - Acupuncturist East Bay

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. […]

How to Improve Egg Quality

Most fertility patients are concerned about the quality and quantity of their eggs. A woman’s eggs are made while she herself is in utero.  As those eggs get older, their DNA becomes fragile and more prone to chromosomal damage.  This chromosomal damage is the leading cause of pregnancy loss across all age groups, and the risk […]

Acupuncture for stress relief

Stress. Everybody’s got it. How do you manage it? Many people turn to acupuncture for stress relief.  “I feel so relaxed” is the #1 comment we hear from patients after their acupuncture treatments.  When patients get referred to us by doctors, often they are getting sent to us so we can help reduce the symptoms […]