Entries by Lokahi Acupuncture San Jose

Benefits of Eating Congee Postpartum

Congee is a type of rice porridge that has been a popular dish in Asian cultures for centuries. It’s made by boiling white rice in liquid (usually chicken or vegetable stock) until it resembles a thick soup or stew. The result is a comforting and hearty meal that can be enjoyed as-is, or topped with […]

Gua Sha – A Natural Way to Reduce Pain

Gua Sha is an ancient technique that has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and other forms of Traditional East Asian medicine. Gua Sha is a natural way of relieving pain and restoring balance to one’s body and mind. By using special tools, practitioners can stimulate the body’s natural healing process and promote […]

Benefits of Acupuncture for Morning Sickness

For pregnant women, morning sickness can be a debilitating condition. While it may seem like an unavoidable part of pregnancy, there are ways to lessen the effects of nausea and vomiting. Let’s take a look at how acupuncture can be used to reduce pregnancy nausea in expectant mothers. How Does Acupuncture Help with Pregnancy Nausea? […]

Can Acupuncture Help My Headaches?

Headaches are as varied as the people who suffer from them. Headaches can feel hot or cold; they can wrap around the head, in the neck, behind the eyes or one side; they can make a person sleepy; they can cause spots in front of the eyes; and they can go on for hours or […]

Secondary Infertility: 5 Reasons You May Have Trouble Conceiving Again

Primary infertility is classified as difficulty conceiving a first child. Secondary infertility affects those who already have a child but experience difficulty conceiving again. Secondary infertility can be especially hard for a variety of physiological and emotional reasons. Acupuncture, herbs, diet and lifestyle changes can be very helpful when working with secondary infertility. Secondary infertility […]

Postpartum Chicken Congee Recipe

Postpartum nutrition is an extremely important part of the mother’s recovery and can be as nourishing and healing as it is delicious. Qin Zhu, L. Ac. shared another traditional recipe that can be helpful for new mothers. Why postpartum nutrition is so important: It takes 9 months to grow a baby, after which the body […]

Acupuncture for PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine condition of reproductive-age women. Women with PCOS have higher levels of androgens, or male sex hormones, that are  normally present in smaller amounts. This hormone imbalance causes the body to skip menstrual periods and can make it harder to get pregnant. The name polycystic ovarian syndrome describes […]

Ask the Reproductive Endocrinologist: Top IVF Questions

IVF can be a confusing process to navigate, and our patients often think of questions to ask their IVF doctors after their visit. We asked reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Gaya Murugappan of Spring Fertility Silicon Valley to answer some of our most frequently asked questions about IVF. Q: Why are birth control pills part of my IVF medications? For some […]

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Conditions

“Why does everything hurt now?” This is the question I commonly hear from patients who are seeking acupuncture for chronic pain. Their pain typically begins in one part of their body; however, when the pain has persisted for a long time – usually for at least 3 months or more – then the pain may […]