Breech Babies Turn 30% More With Our Therapy

baby bump

Dr. Whitney’s 1st baby bump back in Sept 2013

At our clinic we often use the Traditional Chinese Medicine Technique known as moxibustion to help turn babies from breech into the proper birth position. Now, there is scientific evidence proving its effectiveness published in 2013 “Acupuncture and Medicine” journal. 3 arms of the study were compared:

  1. True moxibustion plus regular prenatal care was compared with
  2. Sham moxibustion (done on an ineffective point)and regular prenatal care and also compared with
  3. Regular prenatal care

This study found that the moxibustion performed helped turn the baby 30% more often. This is great evidence supporting our therapy we have been using since day 1.

If you are pregnant and between 32-35 weeks gestation, consider coming to the clinic for our acupuncture intake session with your partner. Here is the protocol you will follow:

  • Call or email us to book a special Acupuncture Intake appointment
  • Come with your partner or a friend who will learn the technique
  • During your appointment get a moxibustion treatment and instructions
  • Leave with instructions and supplies to perform at home daily 20 minutes a day for the next 2 weeks

After you have your beautiful baby, come on back in for a well baby check and let us help you with the numerous questions you will have.

Yours in Health,

Dr. Whitney Young ND & Dr. Kerri Fullerton ND

Growing Kale

Hey there,

I have never seen such a big patch of kale before! I was visiting my friend outside of Sarnia a few weekends ago and we went to a farmer’s market. I came across this amazing garden full of kale!

I tried to grow kale this summer but it was pretty sad. The small little plants didn’t do well at all.

I can’t claim to be a good gardener. Unfortunately, my husband says I have a brown thumb but I think it’s more of a time and attention-span thing.

At the beginning of growing season I get really excited and start creating my garden and buy things and then slowly run out of steam halfway through planting.

Maybe it’s the “shiny object syndrome.” Something new comes along to grab my attention and then I’m off on the next task without completing the first. Story of my life!

Anyway, a girl can dream. There’s always next year 🙂 Here’s a Green Soup Recipe that Kerri posted last year and kale is one of the yummy ingredients!

Talk soon,

Whitney

Amazing Kale

How Should We Have Sex?

Ok, maybe this is getting a little technical but if you’ve been trying for a few months or more here might be a few more tweaks you could make to your routine.

Most of the sperm is in the first spurt of ejaculate. Therefore, the man should try to penetrate deeply and remain still while ejaculating so that the majority of sperm will be deposited at the cervix, allowing access to the cervical opening.

Lubricants – most lubricants, oils and even saliva can kill sperm. If you’d like to use a lubricant, use Pre-Seed. It is designed to be similar to natural body secretions and provide an optimal environment for sperm.

Position – there is some speculation that the best position is the traditional missionary position for deep penetration to get closes to the cervix. Afterwards, you can remain laying up to 30 minutes with a small pillow under your bum.

We would love to help if things still aren’t happening for you. Book a free Meet the Doctor visit to see how we can help.

Layered Quick Salad

I threw this together for lunch with the stuff I found in my fridge.

  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 tomato, chopped
  • handful of organic baby spinach
  • 1/2 corn on the cob, leftover, kernals sliced off cobb
  • 1/4 cup black beans, black-eyed peas (I soaked them overnight then boiled for 1.5 hours)
  • sprinkle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • put in container with a lid and shake to mix

Roasted Red Pepper & Lentil Dip

My cousin, Kristin mentioned a recipe like this so I decided to create my own.

1 can of lentils, rinsed well

2 cloves of garlic chopped

Juice from 1/2 a lemon

1/2 a roasted red pepper, sliced

I put all the ingredients into my mini food processor and blended. It’s got a tangy taste and is really fresh! I enjoyed it with sliced veggies and rice crackers.