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Walking around Tokyo takes its toll

Walking around Tokyo

Walking around Tokyo takes its toll. Recently I have noticed a lot of people with ankle and knee problems also complaining about posture and bone spurs on the bottom of their feet. I often notice that these patients are not equally spreading the weight between the bones in their feet when they stand and walk. […]

Hormone Imbalance in Women

hormone imbalance in women

Sometimes it seems that hormone imbalance in women can be blamed for any and all emotional unbalances women may have. If we have a bad day there is always someone who accuses us of having PMS. If we have acne, hormones. If we are tired, hormones. If we have a bad hair day…OK, so maybe […]

Ovulation and Basal Body Temperature

Ovulation and Basal Body Temperature

I can remember as a young adult being completely baffled by the female phenomenon. Sure I learned sex ed in school but why was all this happening? Why did I have a period? What was causing it? Why did I have more discharge at this time during the month and less during this time? More […]

Relaxation and the Parasympathetic Nervous System

Many of my patients talk about how much they want to have a baby. They are diligent patients and wait hours in lobbies to see their western fertility specialist, micromanage their lifestyle and constantly rearranging their schedules around their treatment protocols. In all that hustle and bustle it is hard to take a moment to […]

Receiving fertility treatment in Japan

Feritlity treatment in Japan

Receiving fertility treatment in Japan can be a daunting experience. Many of my patients tell me stories of discern and discomfort concerning invasive treatment and testing methods. For many foreigners, the frustrations that come from fertility treatment and restricted discussions times with the doctors and hospital staff is compounded by the sometimes insurmountable barrier of language. To […]

Acupressure for Headaches & Migraines relief in Japan

Acupressure for headaches and migraines relief in Japan

Everything happens for a reason I was born into family with a long history of bad health. Most of my extended family has either passed because of diabetes complications or cancer and my immediate family is no better. My mom had a heart attack a few years ago, my sister was born with congestive heart failure, […]

Belly Button Acupuncture: Gate to life’s energy

Have you ever wondered why your acupuncturist is constantly trying to warm up your belly button? It’s because your belly button is the exact place of a very important acupuncture point. In the west we refer to this point as CV 8 and in Japanese it’s called shinketsu 神闕. Why the difference in naming for belly button acupuncture? […]

Child constipation and diarrhea

constipation in children

All mothers are at sometime faced with the impact of child constipation and diarrhea.  I recently held a seminar called The Poop Project. Great name huh? In short, I got together with a few moms in my neighborhood and broke down a child’s digestive system in both western and eastern medicine. I explained how to prevent loss of appetite, constipation and […]

Fertility Therapy in Japan

Fertility therapy in Japan

Living in Japan as a foreigner and trying to take on the daunting task of having fertility therapy in Japan can be incredibly stressful. The treatment itself is taxing on the body and can be mentally trying even if it’s in your own language. Even more so if it’s in a foreign language. Saying this, keeping […]