Male Fertility Health The month of June is celebrated globally as "Men's Health Month" and as this month comes to an end and we enter that time of the year where kids are out of school and work weeks become shorter, it is the perfect opportunity to be more active and start daily healthy habits to improve our overall mental, physical and emotional health. This month I had the opportunity to give a talk on "Male Factor Fertility and the Benefits of Acupuncture" for the wonderful Miracles Over Miami Infertility Support Group and below are some key pieces of the presentation. To give a bit more context on the importance of this topic, per The National Institute of Health, around four million couples in the U.S. are unable to conceive and approximately 40% of couples who are struggling to conceive are due to male infertility. So why is the male health so important for conception? One of the most important roles in male fertility is for the sperm to perform that "one duty" it's … [Read more...] about Male Factor Fertility and the Benefits of Acupuncture
As some of us got ready to hop on a plane, hit the road or prepare a special meal, it's all for that one special person, MOM. In my career, I have been blessed to help hundreds of women become mothers! I have seen the profound need to fulfill the most important function of their bodies which is to create life and nurture. Life that brings a love that is so profound that only when you are a mother can you understand. As I was going through security at the airport Thursday evening I saw one of my patients. I wanted to shout out her name! She was with her two sons and as my excitement grew to finally meet the younger child I was also becoming anxious as I was losing her from sight and indeed I did. I cleared security and rushed out but realized that it was going to be impossible to find her. Suddenly, as I was walking towards my gate, she walked right across from me! I was so happy to meet the younger child which turned one year old the previous day. WOW! A year ago I was helping … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day: Turning Dreams Into Reality
For those that have been utilizing acupuncture for years, utilizing the ancient medical technique is simple. You go in, you receive the treatment as needed, and you leave feeling better. It's a simple and effective process that makes acupuncture a popular choice for follow up visits. But for those that have never been to an acupuncturist before, the idea is no doubt stressful. It involves a different style of medicine than most people are used to in the mainstream media, its effects work and feel different, and it involves needles placed in very specific spots on your skin. It can be stressful for anyone going to an acupuncturist for the first time, and it can be especially stressful if you already have natural anxiety. How to Reduce the Stress of Your First Acupuncture Appointment It would be great if there were a surefire way to find acupuncture less stressful on your first appointment, but if you have anxiety, a little bit of nervousness is going to be natural. That said, … [Read more...] about How to Reduce Anxiety During Your First Acupuncture Treatment in Miami When You Suffer From Anxiety in The First Place.
Anyone who just completed a course in acupuncture from an acupuncture school would definitely want to pursue a career as an acupuncturist. But the question is how can you get into this kind of job? In order to become an acupuncturist, you would need to complete four year of tertiary study in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. You can also be entering a post graduate training program in traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis and acupuncture theory. Secondary education in acupuncture would include useful subjects such as English and Chinese languages, chemistry and biology. In tertiary education, you would also need to complete certain requirements. In March 2008, the National Diploma in Acupuncture was de-registered by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority or NZQA. By 2009, all acupuncturists were required to have a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Acupuncture). But if you already have a degree in any health-related science course, then it is possible for you to be eligible … [Read more...] about Studying Acupuncture