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 […]

Medicated Chicken Soup for Winter

This winter, why not branch out from a traditional recipe and try this amazing Medicated Chicken Soup? Chinese Medicine believes that by harmonizing oneself with the seasons you can stay healthier and prevent disease. Winter is ruled by the water element, the most nourishing and essential substance of life. This season it becomes important we turn […]

5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Recent research shows that a diet rich in antioxidants might help reduce risk factors for chronic disease. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete system of medicine, encompassing all aspects of health that treats maladies with diet, exercise, lifestyle, acupuncture and herbs. In the west, we typically consider medicine as a separate entity from food, […]