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Chinese Medicine & Infertility

Chinese Herbal Medicine & Infertility Research Review By Dr. Pamela Frank, BSc(Hons), ND A new meta-analysis compared Western medicine treatment to Chinese Herbal Medicine with respect to mean pregnancy rates.  Forty randomized controlled trials involving 4247 women with infertility were included in this systematic review, including women with PCOS, endometriosis, anovulation, fallopian tube blockage, or unexplained […]

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Short Follicular Phase

What is a short follicular phase? The follicular phase is the first half of the cycle from day one of your period to ovulation.  A healthy follicular phase would be 13-15 days. While the majority of fertility patients I see have problems with luteal phase defects, there are also many women who have a short […]

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How to Treat Endometriosis

Severe, Debilitating Endometriosis In seeing one of my endometriosis patients this afternoon I’m reminded of just how severe this condition can be.  I first saw her years ago when her lungs were collapsing with each period.  Let me repeat that, her lungs were collapsing with her periods!  It’s a condition called catamenial pneumothorax.  It’s caused […]

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DHEA for Infertility

  Is DHEA right for you? You read about using DHEA for infertility somewhere on the internet and you’re wondering whether this might help you.  There are multiple natural and drug options to treat infertility mentioned on the internet.  The key is to know whether the particular treatment being espoused is right and appropriate for […]