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When Should I Start Fertility Acupuncture ?

When should I Start Fertility Acupuncture when Preparing for an IUI or IVF? Any time is the best time to get started! Many of our patients have been referred to us by their fertility clinic...

A Whole Foods Fertility Diet Optimizes your Chances of Becoming Pregnant

With endless numbers of fad or fertility diets out there, it’s hard to really know what we “should” be eating these days. This can be especially true for women who are trying to get pregnant...

Fertility Acupuncture and PCOS

Can Fertility Acupuncture Help with PCOS? As an acupuncture clinic specialized in women's health and fertility issues, we are seeing a growing number of cases of hormonal irregularities and infertility due to Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)....

Acupuncture for Cesarean Recovery

Acupuncture and Cesarean Scar Recovery If you have been pregnant or given birth in the last decade you probably are aware that roughly 1/3rd of babies are born via cesarean birth. As of 2017, the...

Mothering the Mother

Preparing for life after pregnancy “The sitting month/moon”—the month after birth where the mother is waited on while she recovers from the pregnancy and birth process. Mothers spend the month breast or bottle feeding, eating,...

and…periods!

A few years ago I was invited to the end of the week performance at the Rock ’n' Roll Camp for Girls in Portland. The last band was a group of roughly 13-year-olds who had...

Living in Alignment with the Seasons: Spring

The Chinese calendar considers Spring to be February, March, and April, a bit sooner than the Spring Equinox observed in the Western calendar. We see early flowers like crocuses start to poke through the soil...

“Normal” Stress is Hurting your Body and Mind

As a society, we have learned to adapt to stress and sleeplessness. We have learned to accept that burning the candle at both ends, running on empty, not getting solid sleep, are all “fine” and...

How We Use Acupuncture to Induce Labor

Here at Willow Tree, we often get folks coming in at the end of pregnancy asking for induction acupuncture. Often times these people are 40+ weeks pregnant and they already have a medical induction with...

Acupuncture for Insomnia? Yes, it works wonders!

Insomnia is a common complaint, affecting well over 25% of the US adult population. It has happened to us all: you’re exhausted and all you want is to tuck into bed and sleep forever, but...