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 […]

IVF and Acupuncture – A Winning Combination

IVF is a major undertaking. By the time one has reached this point in their fertility journey, you are considering everything that can be done to improve fertility.  Preparation for a successful IVF cycle has the following goals: Boost ovarian response – better eggs Improve uterine environment – greater implantation Set the stage 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 […]