Entries by Lokahi Acupuncture San Jose

Can Acupuncture / TCM Help My Immune System

Immune system issues vary widely.  They range from an underactive immune system (as in recurring colds and heightened susceptibility to infections) to an overactive one (as in allergies or autoimmune disorders, where the body attacks its own tissues).   What is the immune system anyway?  Our immune system is our first line of defense, designed to […]

4 Tips to Improve Your Egg Quality

One of the most common challenges in infertility is that of egg quality. We are born with a set number of eggs that decrease over time until we reach menopause. As we age, we not only have fewer eggs, but the quality declines with time. Both make it more difficult to get pregnant and harder […]

5 Types of Headaches Acupuncture Can Help With

Written by Lara McQuade L. Ac.  Around 90% of people worldwide experience a headache at some point in their lives (Robbins, 2021). Acupuncture is a safe, gentle and effective treatment for headaches without the harmful side effects of medication. No wonder headache is one of the most common ailments for which people seek acupuncture treatment. Several […]

4 Benefits of Cupping

What is Cupping? Cupping is an ancient form of healing that gained interest and popularity during the 2016 Olympics when swimmer Michael Phelps sported some round bruises on his back. Cupping is the application of glass, silicone, bamboo or plastic cups onto the body in a vacuum, creating a suction on the skin. Suction force […]

Why Support Detoxification Before Trying to Conceive

By: Bonnie Burgess If fertility is on your mind, one of the best things you can do to prepare is to support your body’s natural detoxification processes. Detoxification is a function of natural bodily processes. The hitch is that the world we live in puts an extra burden on these innate detoxification processes. We have to […]

Nutrition for IVF

3 Nutrition Goals when Pursuing IVF Prior to and during an IVF cycle, there are 3 major goals when it comes to nutrition. Replenish with key nutrients Support stable blood sugar Reduce inflammation Attention to nutrition offers best possible IVF outcomes due to the impact on egg quality, sperm health, uterine lining, hormone signaling and […]

Acupuncture for IVF – Your Top Questions Answered

Acupuncture has been used for decades to support IVF treatments. Here are our most commonly asked questions: 1. Do I really need acupuncture if I am doing IVF? The reason many Reproductive Endocrinologists recommend acupuncture for IVF is they want their patients to succeed in becoming pregnant. Acupuncture is an adjunct therapy that optimizes the […]