Complementary Treatment: Ancient Techniques for Fertility

From culture to culture for three thousand years shamans and midwives across the planet have initiated women in healing the most sacred parts of their bodies using yoni vaginal steam baths. The name for the female genitalia in Sanskrit is yoni … bajos in Spanish … chai-yok in Korean. Herbs and steam are combined in […]

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Evaluating Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Infertility

Today’s post was written by Dr. Elena Yanushpolsky, an infertility specialist with the Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). Dr. Yanushpolsky is also the Director of the Brigham and Women’s Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery at South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth. When conventional fertility treatments do not […]

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Preparing for Success: Alternative Fertility Treatments for Advanced Maternal Age

By Jose Ruiz Women struggling with infertility who find themselves of “advanced maternal age” often wonder whether acupuncture might be helpful to them. Acupuncture may be effective for women trying to conceive in a number of ways, especially in improving blood flow to the reproductive organs and correcting underlying imbalances that could be distracting the […]

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Yoga for Fertility

By Monica Morell, PhD What is fertility yoga? Fertility yoga is a therapeutic type of yoga that helps make the connection between body, mind, emotions, and spirit.. Like most yoga programs, fertility yoga places emphasis on the benefits of integrating breath with movement. It helps an individual gain balance, strength, and vitality. But what makes […]

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