Yoga Acupuncture Therapy: How to Build Resilience
(42:21) Erin Flynn, BA, MSc, Dr. TCM offers Yoga Acupuncture therapy at Yinstill in Vancouver. Through teaching, breath, forms, and finally acupuncture, she provides participants with tools to help them cope with the day to day stress and challenges associated with infertility. In this podcast Dr Flynn explains the history of Yoga and its journey to the West, the basics of Yoga Acupuncture therapy, how Yoga affects the autonomic nervous system, and the process she takes people through in an actual session. I am very excited to have this wonderful service for our patients, to aid in their journey toward health, pregnancy, and family!
Cannabis & Male Factor Infertility - What does the research say?
(1:18:12) We're going to be talking and doing a deep dive into cannabis and male factor infertility. It's a fun episode, we're going to give a brief introduction to the endocannabinoid system, a little bit technical, but to bear with us, then we'll get into how cannabis affects male fertility through certain semen parameters, like concentration and fertilization capacity, and the mitochondria or the energy producing powerhouses of the sperm, DNA fragmentation, different administration roots of cannabis and its impact on IVF.Near the end, you don't want to miss this part where we're also going to jump into some of the positive effects that research has shown with cannabis and reproduction. And then, we will give our conclusions.So, it's an episode I think you don't want to miss. We had a lot of fun diving into the research and coming up with some basic conclusions, so that you can incorporate it into your life.
Unexplained Infertility - treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
(46:00) Katherine (MBA, DACM, LAc, FABORM) entered into the study and practice of TCM for infertility through her own personal experience with reproductive challenges. She has an extensive background in the medical field and has operated reproductive health clinics in both New Hampshire and Maine for the last decade. In this interview she highlights her clinical knowledge of treating couples with unexplained infertility with 'Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine'. As the president of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) she is a strong advocate for patients utilizing properly certified TCM reproductive health specialists when choosing this avenue of care.