- Kong's Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine5751 Kroger Drive Suite 257
Keller, TX 76244682-560-8806
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- 5 Natural Ways to Improve Women’s Health
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- Healthy Aging for Men: A Chinese Medicine Approach
- Herbal Spring Cleaning: 3 Surprisingly Powerful Herbs for the Liver
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- Effortless Healing: Can Imbalances Clear upon their Own?
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5 Natural Ways to Improve Women’s Health
Getting pregnant can be frustrating when it isn’t happening as easily as planned. There are many reasons you could be dealing with a difficult pregnancy including egg health. There are many factors that play into egg health including blood circulation, stress and hormonal balance. For improving blood and oxygen flow, try to get some sort of exercise whether it is yoga, running or simply going on a brisk walk at least three times a week. Ask a massage therapist about abdominal massage, which can increase blood flow to the reproductive system. Stress can also play a very important factor in egg health. Find ways to destress with meditation practices, acupuncture and deep breathing.
Hormonal imbalances in women are common and can result in weight gain, fatigue, skin problems, infertility and PMS. Hormones are an important part to our body’s growth and development, mood, reproduction and metabolism. To keep your body in balance, avoid high omega-6 polyunsaturated fats that are found in vegetable oils. Reduce your caffeine intake. Too much caffeine can have a negative impact on the endocrine system. Most importantly, make sure to get an adequate amount of sleep each night. When the body does not get enough rest, hormones cannot regulate.
There are many reasons that some women have a higher risk of breast cancer including both genetics and environmental impacts. Research has shown that keeping a diet of fresh, unprocessed foods can help the health of breast tissue. Chemical exposure from foods as well as other environmental factors have been shown to be high in women who have breast cancer. Foods to eliminate from your diet include highly processed foods, additives, canned foods and soy. Avoiding foods that are high in hormones and adding foods that are packed with antioxidants such as berries can help lower your risk of breast cancer.
Many women feel their metabolism has slowed over the years, making it harder to break down and burn calories and fat. Try adding more omega-3 fatty acids into your diet such as salmon and tuna. Omega-3 fatty acids have been found to help regulate blood sugar and lower inflammation, which can then improve metabolic function. Increasing strength training can also help give the metabolism a boost. The more muscle you have, the more your resting metabolism will increase to burn fat.
Don’t let the cold and flu season get you down this year. There are many natural ways to boost your immune system to prevent illness and to improve energy levels. Assess your stress levels and take action if you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Spend some time practicing deep breathing or finding an activity that you find relaxing. Try adding in more garlic and ginger to your diet. These natural ingredients contain properties that help boost the immune system and lower cold and flu symptoms.
Herbal Medicine for Fertility
Chinese herbs have a long history of use in aiding fertility and preventing miscarriage. Chinese medicine can be used in conjunction with any assisted fertility treatment. By complementing Chinese herbs before IVF or other fertility treatments, will prepare the body for increasing and strengthening fertility.
Chinese medicinal use of its unique patterned diagnoses; treat the human body as a whole, without separating the affected organ from the rest of body. Chinese medicine uses Chinese philosophy and science to assist the individual person to achieve Qi/Blood sufficiency in the quantity and quality of the flow, at the same time, reaching the required state of Yin/Yang and the Five Elements (kidney, liver, spleen, heart, and lung) in balancing the body.
Researches show that different Chinese herbal formulas have different effects on the body such as, improving the quality of the eggs, promoting ovulation, regulating hormone secretion, expelling blockage of uterus and enhance the quality of sperms, etc. Chinese medicine uses mainly ingredients that are derived from roots, barks, leaves, flowers and fruits of the plants, made into tablets, capsules, decoctions (teas) and granules.
In the Chinese Medical Clinic, after a consultation, we mainly prescribe concentrated herbal granule formulas according to each person’s condition.
Common conditions of infertility:
1. Polycystic ovary syndrome
2. Premature ovary failure
4. Blocked fallopian tubes
5. Uterine fibroids
6. Male infertility
7. Unexplainable infertility