28 Jun, 2018

What’s the fertile window for women and why does PCOS cause infertility?

by Joseph Zhang

During my clinical practice, I find a lots of couples didn’t have the right knowledge about the fertile window when they were trying to have baby.

Basically, the sperm needs to meet the egg to make fertility happen, but the lifespan of sperm usually last from 3-5 days while egg only survives for 6-24 hours, and it can take from 45minutes to 12 hour for the sperm swimming to fallopian tube to meet the egg after intercourse. So it does make sense if the sperm is already waiting inside woman’s body while the egg is released, they have better change to fertilise.

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01 Mar, 2018

FAQ - I have hip pain, why does my acupuncturist insert the needle into my hand?

by Joseph Zhang

I’ve seen lots of clients suffering from hip pain, the most common acupuncture treatment method is insert needle into the side of hand. If they have pain in the right side of the hip, I will needle the left hand.

The needle site is just located at the dorsal junction of the thumb and index finger, I will also ask the client moving around the hip while me stimulating the needle. Quite often, the pain was decreased immediately.

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