Turmeric seems to be at the tip of many people’s tongue these days, and it should be! This little yellow-orange root is getting more and more recognized for its medicinal properties. Turmeric has many health benefits including being a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, and immune boosting herb. We are highlighting this root because it can also encourage fertility. Turmeric assists in hormone balancing and regulation. It helps to increase blood flow and removes stagnant blood in the uterus and other reproductive organs.
When it comes to fertility challenges, both men and women are equally important to the fertile picture. Our clients are often surprised to find out that approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner, and one-third is caused by a combination of challenges in both partners or is unexplained.
Early detection saves lives. This 15 minute non-invasive test is a valuable procedure designed to improve detection of breast disease. There is no contact with the body of any kind, no radiation, and the procedure is painless. It uses Thermography, a process of infrared technology to spot abnormalities in your breasts by measuring temperature variations.
This month’s nutrition for fertility recipe is a nutritious, warming, bowl of beef, barley and root vegetable stew. On those dark and chilly nights, this bowl of stew is sure to make the kitchen cozy while warming up the heart and soul. In Chinese medicine, beef is known to tonify the Qi and strengthen the spleen and stomach, all of which become exhausted during the winter months.
Seeds are a wonderful, easy, and a delicious way to support the body in finding its natural composure. Seed cycling is designed to support hormone production, regulate menstrual cycles, and can even help reduce PMS symptoms. Incorporating seeds into our diet helps promote hormone balance which guide our cycles.
This week’s nutrition for fertility recipe is a nourishing, warming, bowl of Butternut squash soup and a side of creamy, delicious twice-baked sweet potatoes. With the fall harvest in full swing and our lives in constant motion as the holidays draw near, these recipes are the perfect way to slow down and bring some balance into our lives. The key ingredient of both dishes are the pumpkin seeds, as they are known in Chinese Medicine to especially benefit the kidney and improve the reproductive system in both men and women.
This week’s nutrition for fertility recipe introduces a few ways to get the super-food, Maca, into your body daily. As we begin the transition out of the summer months, our bodies begin to crave the nourishment and warmth of this wonderful fall snack. Maca originated high in the Peruvian mountains of South America, and according to ancient Incan history, has been used for its wonderful healing properties, which are believed to enhance energy and stamina.
This week’s nutrition for fertility recipe is a warming bowl of Beef Cabbage Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce, perfect for the transition into the fall season. In Chinese medicine, cabbage is a food with incredible healing power, in that it benefits the body as a whole while building the blood.This week’s nutrition for fertility recipe is a warming bowl of Beef Cabbage Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce, perfect for the transition into the fall season. In Chinese medicine, cabbage is a food with incredible healing power, in that it benefits the body as a whole while building the blood.
Traditional Chinese Medicine cupping has been gaining popularity in the news this past week — you may have seen many US olympics athletes with purple cupping marks on their back and shoulders. They are using cupping therapy to speed up their recovery time after performing. But the therapy is hardly new to Chinese medicine, and has been used for thousands of years. Sometimes it takes a little popular culture to remind us of ancient ways of healing!
June is LGBTQ Pride Month! Blue Ova joins the LGBTQ community in celebrating gay pride in San Francisco and throughout the country. We love supporting LGBTQ families on their family building journeys. We support with the fertility and conception process and throughout pregnancy and postpartum through acupuncture, massage and nutrition.