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National Infertility Awareness Week 2010

National Infertility Awareness Week 2010

National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) is a movement to raise awareness about how the disease of infertility impacts 7.3 million Americans.  The theme, “Take Charge,” means so many things to those of us who have travelled this journey.  RESOLVE’s volunteers,...

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2010 Washington State RESOLVE Family Building Conference

2010 Washington State RESOLVE Family Building Conference

Registration fees are 100% refundable so register today for this all-day conference to be held on Saturday, April 24 in Seattle, WA. Here are the top five reasons you should attend: The 2010 Washington State RESOLVE Family Building Conference Reaching for Resolution Saturday, April...

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Preconception Planning

Preconception Planning

Planning for a family requires preparation in several aspects of one’s life. Many experts now agree that the health and wellbeing of parents prior to conception has a major impact on their fertility. Preparing oneself with the power of good...

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PCOS, pregnant after Clomid failed to promote ovulation

PCOS, pregnant after Clomid failed to promote ovulation

PCOS Case Study Overview:  29 year old female presenting with a history of irregular menstruation, ranging from 35-55 days.  She was diagnosed with PCOS two years prior to her first visit at Acupuncture Northwest & Associates and had been trying to...

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Foods and the Menstrual Cycle

Foods and the Menstrual Cycle

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, women commonly experience periodic and alternating symptoms of blood deficiency and qi stagnation due to the menstrual cycle.  Blood deficiency occurs when blood loss from monthly menses is not replenished by nutrition or sufficient rest....

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Endometriosis Awareness

Endometriosis Awareness

Here is some general information that we give our endometriosis patients.  We hope that you find it useful!   Definition of Endometriosis Often defined simply as the presence of endometrial (or uterine) tissue in abnormal locations, endometriosis can affect fertility.  The tissue (ordinarily...

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Bone Marrow Soup Recipe

Bone Marrow Soup Recipe

Bone Marrow Soup In Chinese medicine, Jing is equated with our vitality.  Our Jing (or qi “bank account”)  is stored in our kidneys.  We have “congenital” jing (that which we were born with) and “accquired” jing (that which comes from the...

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Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year

Year of the Golden Tiger The Chinese New Year began on February 14th bringing us into the year of the Golden Tiger.  The year of the Tiger is said to bring bravery and an aspect of fearlessness.  It is also said...

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TCM 101— The Eight Principles

TCM 101— The Eight Principles

TCM (traditional Chinese medicine, which includes acupuncture, Chinese herbs and nutrition) has many ways of diagnostically seeing a person.  These various theoretical constructs were developed in different eras and regions of China. In this article, I want to discuss the...

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Herbal Chinese Chicken Soup Recipe

Herbal Chinese Chicken Soup Recipe

Tonifying herbs are often cooked into soup because their taste is pleasant. The chicken in this soup brings out the Qi tonifying and Blood nourishing properties of the herbs. This recipe has been used by the Institute for Traditional Medicine...

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