Entries by Leslie Oldershaw - Acupuncturist East Bay

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 […]

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 […]

Acupuncture is a Safe and Effective Way to Treat Pain

Got Pain? Everyone’s got pain at some point, and some people have a lot of pain. Pain has been around since the beginning of time. Acupuncture has been treating pain for the last 3000 years. Today we might take an aspirin, an Advil, or something stronger. These may work to temporarily relieve the pain, but they don’t fix it, and […]