About Lynn

lynn jaffeeLynn Jaffee is a licensed acupuncturist and the author of the book, Simple Steps: The Chinese Way to Better Health, a clear and concise explanation of Chinese medicine for the lay person. She is co-author of the book, The BodyWise Woman, a personal health manual for physically active women and girls. Read more about Lynn...

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Why Acupuncture Helps Fertility

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One of the most rewarding areas of my acupuncture practice is treating women with fertility issues., many of whom have tried to get pregnant for years without success.  Whether going through IVF, suffering from multiple miscarriages, or simply trying to get pregnant on their own, I have found that acupuncture can be an effective strategy in enhancing fertility and positive birth outcomes.

There is research to back this up.  The overall success rate of IVF is 24% (for four or more embryos transferred).  However, . . . → Read More: Why Acupuncture Helps Fertility

Chinese Medicine, Fertility and Essence

We have a guest blogger!  Aimee E. Raupp is an author and acupuncturist in New York.  Welcome, Aimee, and thanks for your post.

As many of you know, infertility is and has been on the rise—it affects about seven million women and their partners in the United States. Why? There are several reasons, but a predominant one is that women are waiting until their mid to late thirties to have children. If you happen to be one of these women, don’t fret: Chinese Medicine . . . → Read More: Chinese Medicine, Fertility and Essence