Hi all -- I just found out about a fertility seminar going on in Phoenix that some of you out there may be interested in attending:
A Day of Hope: Restoring Fertility Naturally
January 17, 2009 Phoenix, Arizona
Presented by Robert Koagedal, L.Ac and Dallas Thomason, ND
Learn how Chinese medicine supports fertility and health.
Find community and understanding among others facing the same diagnosis.
Practice exercises to nourish the reproductive organs.
Date: Saturday, January 17, 2009
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location:14362 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale AZ, 85260
Cost: $125 includes lunch and materials
Questions and Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 477-7722
Ten Ways Chinese Medicine Enhances Fertility
1. Improves ovarian response – better egg production.
2. Increases ovarian and uterine blood flow – better ovarian response.
3. Helps prepare the uterine lining – increased implantation rates.
4. Improves sperm count, motility, and morphology.
5. Lessens the side effects of hormone treatments.
6. Regulates hormones of the hypothalamus, pituitary, and gonads.
7. Decreases reproductive immunologic reactions.
8. Decreases uterine contractility at implantation.
9. Resolves stress to promote relaxation.
10. Reduces the incidence of miscarriage.
Day of Hope Program Schedule
9:00 Lecture: Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine
10:30 Activities: Microcosmic Breath, Sharing Circle
12:00 Nutritional Demonstration and Lunch: Fertility-Enhancing Diet
1:30 Activities and Lecture: Self-Inquiry
2:30 Questions and Answers, Closing Ceremony
Studies consistently demonstrate acupuncture’s benefit for a range of fertility-related issues. In one landmark study, pregnancy rates were 43% with acupuncture and 26% without it.
Eastern medicine operates according to the therapeutic principles of addressing the root cause of any disease process. Fertile Soul programs teach the Eastern medical perspective on infertility, including detailed information about how stress, lifestyle, even the emotional impact of fertility treatments can adversely impact the reproductive system, leading to conditions such as premature ovarian failure, high FSH levels, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, and recurrent miscarriage. We offer practical, non-invasive approaches to reverse infertility conditions and restore balance and health.
We recommend a blend of therapies that integrate the best of Eastern and Western expertise to help you heal and strengthen your body and reproductive system. We teach you to live fertilely - to breathe deeply, to exercise differently, to eat foods that nourish your fertility, to express your emotions honestly and to rid your body of the negative effects of stress and limiting belief systems. We redirect your body’s attention to your reproductive organs, which in most cases, have been starved of attention and circulation. Through our program, you learn how to live life again - fully, joyfully, and abundantly.
Your fertility isn’t “out there,” a magic cure to be given to you by the doctor or natural healer treating you. It is tucked within your body’s own internal wisdom, waiting to be released when coaxed properly. Miracles are possible when we bring ourselves back into balance and alignment with the nature of which we are a part.
Founded by Dr. Randine Lewis, L.Ac., MSOM, Ph.D., author of The Infertility Cure and The Way of The Fertile Soul, the work of The Fertile Soul has been featured on the NBC Today Show, CBS’s “The Early Show” and in The Washington Post, and covered in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal Europe, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Pregnancy Magazine and other publications.
Dallas Thomason is a member of The Fertile Soul’s Clinical Excellence in Fertility Program. Robert Koagedal is a licensed acupuncturist who specializes in the treatment of fertility issues for men and women.
Chinese medical therapies consist of acupuncture, herbal medicine (with your doctor’s concurrence), nutritional and dietary modifications, and exercises to increase pelvic circulation. Although acupuncture can be employed at any stage of the fertility process, including during an IVF cycle, it works best two to three months before your cycle begins, when it supports follicular growth during the time that egg quality is determined and spermatozoa (male germ cell) development occurs.
Visit www.thefertilesoul.com to:
• Learn the Eastern medicine view on your infertility diagnosis
• Read patient stories
• Access clinical study results
• Join a discussion group, and more
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