Traditional Chinese Medicine And How It Can Improve Fertility
Jul 01, 2019
I'm excited to welcome Michelle Oravitz to the podcast.
We're digging into Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and how it helps to improve fertility.
Michelle Oravitz is a fertility acupuncturist who decided to change her career from architecture to natural medicine in the early 2000’s. It was not until her life was transformed by acupuncture, that she thought of changing her career from architecture to natural medicine. Michelle suffered from missed periods from the time she was thirteen. After years of being prescribed the birth control pill by Western medicine doctors and then coming off the pill to continued missed periods, she decided to go to an acupuncturist named Dr. Li who immediately regulated her cycle. Michelle also noticed that the acupuncture created a sense of wellbeing and that her energy increased. It was this transforming event that inspired her to learn Ayurveda and later Traditional Chinese Medicine. She also realized that had it not been for Dr. Li, she would have struggled for many years to get pregnant. This realization, and a natural fascination to learn about fertility drew her to specialize in fertility wellness.
She is passionate about empowering women and couples to take ownership of their health and wellness. Her method of treatment encompasses not only herbs and acupuncture, but also incorporates diet, supplements, essential oils, and most importantly the mind and how it influences conception. Michelle is the host of ‘The Wholesome Fertility Podcast’ where she features leading professionals from the fertility world along with her own fertility wellness tips to her listeners. Website: www.thewholesomelotus.com
When we are dealing with a health issue - I believe it is important to assemble a health team or our Board of Directors. This term was popularized by Dr. Oz.
The key is that we are in the centre. We are the conductor of our own healing - as we know our body best.
Many times - (I see this over and over again we give over our health to the person in the white coat) thinking they know our body better than we do!
And when this happens - it can result in multiple failed IVF's - costing 10's of thousands of dollars.
What works for one person will not necessarily work for someone else!
The body is desperately trying to tell us something - and going forward with another treatment does not get to the bottom of WHY it's not working in the first place.
Our Board of Directors can include our RE, OB/Gyn, nutrition practitioner, fertility coach, acupuncturist, TCM practitioner, masseuse, chiropractor and more!
We decide what we need - and we don't need the practitioners all at once either!
Today on the podcast we're digging into how Traditional Chinese Medicine can help on your fertility journey. Similar to functional medicine TCM doesn't treat the infertility diagnosis - but digs deeper to discover WHY.
In this episode you'll learn:
1) How TCM can help with PCOS, amenorrhea, fibroids, endometriosis and more!
2) Why focusing on the infertility diagnosis does not get you the best results. Tips you can start right now (yes - diet and lifestyle do matter!).
3) Plus how to optimize sperm count with specific steps.
Book your free Supercharge Your Fertility Discovery call. We’ll come up with a simple plan to help you move forward…towards your dream of having your baby. Don't forget to check out my Resources page for more information and products that will help you on your fertility journey.