Thursday, February 1, 2018

"Frozen Embryos Are Just as Good for IVF as Fresh Ones"

"Couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) have many difficult decisions to make on the road to starting a family. Among them is the decision to use fresh or frozen embryos.
Before freezing methods were refined, fresh embryos were the only option, but as cryopreservation techniques improved, freezing embryos so that not all of the healthiest ones had to be transferred to the woman immediately became more popular. Most IVF clinics today take advantage of embryo freezing.
But whether frozen embryos contributed to the same pregnancy and live birth rates as fresh embryos wasn’t clear. In two papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine, an international group of researchers led by scientists in Vietnam and China report that pregnancy and live birth rates are similar among women who used fresh or frozen embryos."
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

I was just cited in a new book coming out...

I am humbled that I was cited in Hilary Jacobs Hendel's new book called "It's Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self" It touches on different emotions we all go through and the importance of breathing to help get through it. You can read a snippet of her book here

Thursday, July 13, 2017

HGH (Human Growth Hormone) and IVF

Interesting use of HGH in the fertility field. I only know of 1 clinic in NYC that uses this and it has shown some good results so far....
"Adequate growth hormone levels are critical for good ovarian follicle development, yet growth hormone levels are known to decline significantly with age. Studies have show that adjuvant growth hormone treatment during IVF may help some women to beat the odds and have a higher take home baby rate especially when ovarian reserve is poor and previous cycles have failed. Restoring youthful growth hormone levels may boost fertility by influencing embryo quality."  click here for more info

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Acupuncture Provides Significant Benefits for Migraine Patients

"A new report published in the online version of the British Medical Journal has found that acupuncture is a useful, cost-effective treatment for chronic headaches, particularly migraines.
The report found that over a 12-month period, headache patients who received regular acupuncture sessions reported fewer headaches, had a higher quality of life, missed fewer days from work, used less medication, and made fewer visits to a general practitioner than patients given standard treatment for headaches.
The research was conducted at a series of single acupuncture practices and general practices in Wales and Great Britain. In the study, the authors recruited 401 patients who suffered from chronic headaches, predominantly migraine headaches. The patients were randomized to receive either acupuncture or "usual care" from a general practitioner. In the acupuncture group, subjects standard care for headaches, and were also treated with acupuncture up to 12 times over a three-month period. Treatment patterns were individualized to each patient, and different points were used based on the discretion of the acupuncturist providing care. In the usual care group, patients received standard headache care from their general practitioner, but were not referred out for acupuncture."
To read the full article please click here

Thursday, November 19, 2015

New clinic hours/ Maternity Leave

Hi Everyone!!!
As most of you know I will be going on maternity leave starting November 21st and my colleague Vanessa Scorsone L.Ac will be covering for me at that time. 
Vanessa has started covering in the clinic on Wednesdays and will be adding Thursdays starting December 3rd; leaving Wednesdays and Thursdays open for treatments until my return in the new year. 
Vanessa will conduct all the treatments at the 280 Madison clinic and can be reached via email at or via cell at 718.744.4420 

I will still be around and conferencing with Vanessa about cases and checking my emails; but please be patient if I don't respond as quickly as I usually do ;)

Vanessa is a wonderful practitioner who has been treating patients since 2005 and I promise I leave you in very good hands!

A little more about Vanessa:
Vanessa Scorsone M.S.O.M, L.A.c is a Licensed Acupuncturist in New York State. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Acupuncture in 2005 and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine in 2007 from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City. She traveled to China in 2006, working in Beijing hospitals and earning a certificate from the Beijing Traditional Training Center of WFAS. Vanessa is also certified by NADA through her work at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. She studied with Virginia Duran and earned her certification in facial rejuvenation acupuncture. Her most recent work involved creating a community acupuncture clinic through a partnership with Carriage House Birth in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, working predominantly with pre- and post-natal conditions.
Vanessa's approach combines Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM), a style she learned under the tutelage of Mark Seem. 

As always, please feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns- Thanks for understanding and Happy Holidays!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Resveratrol May Curb Endometriosis And Pain

"If you are trying to conceive with endometriosis, the natural supplement resveratrol may be able to help to resolve the growth and spread of endometriosis naturally. Resveratrol can help to reduce pain, curb inflammation and modulate estrogenic activity within your pelvis. By attenuating the spread of endometriosis, resveratrol may help your body to be more baby-friendly increasing the chances of conceiving.

Resveratrol is a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative polyphenol derived from grapes - and of course red wine - which has been found to significantly decrease endometriosis pain. The pain-relieving effect of resveratrol has been studied alone, in combination with the contraceptive pill and also with green tea extracts. As pain diminishes, so too does the invasive growth of endometriosis which could have a sparing effect on fertility."
To read the full article please click here

2 other possible beneficial supplements are:

Posted by Sharon Wyse L.Ac

Sunday, December 21, 2014

"This is what happens to your body if you drink warm honey-lemon water in the morning..."

A handful of patients always ask me "what is the best detox plan for after the holidays?" and I always tell them.... warm water with lemon and honey first thing in the morning...this is why...

"Adding lemon to water not only quenches thirst better than any other beverage, but it also nourishes our body with vitamins, minerals and trace elements which we absolutely need. Lemon with water can be considered the best natural energy booster. When we wake up in the morning, our bodily tissues are dehydrated and are in need of water to push out toxins and rejuvenate the cells. In other words, this homemade “lemonade” helps eliminate internal toxins, regulating proper kidney and digestive tract functions by forcing them to work as smoothly as possible."

To read the full article, please click here

posted by Sharon Wyse L.Ac.