Guest Post – Taking Charge of Your Fertility

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Here is a Guest post for Pregnancy Awareness Month from my friend Heather Lounsbury from If you live in the Los Angeles area, and your trying to get pregnant or need support during your pregnancy, Heather has some packaged deals available for PAM month.

Infertility is unfortunately on the rise. Some of it has to do with people waiting until later in life to have children.  Some of it is due to the high stress levels most of us experience. Environmental causes- pollution, plastic, pesticides, steroids in non-organic animal products- are a leading cause of infertility as well. All of these can wreak havoc on your hormone levels, in both men and women.

What else may be hindering your fertility

Obesity, diabetes, testosterone or steroids, too much exercise, smoking, too much or too little selenium, saw palmetto, weakened adrenal glands, caffeine and alcohol, hypothyroidism.

All of the above can be treated. Look for an acupuncturist in your area who specializes in fertility. I also offer phone consultations for herbs and nutrition, so you can contact my office to make an appointment. I also offer medical testing to check hormone levels, your adrenal gland function, and thyroid disorders.

Some suggestions for supplementation to increase your chance of conception are below. Please consult your physician first before altering your current plan.

For women

Magnesium – take as directed

Multi pre natal vitamin

Minimum 1,000 mg vitamin C daily

Zinc 50mg daily

B50 as directed

Folic acid 5 mg/day

PABA 100 mg 3 times a day

Vitamin E 22 IU daily

Lycopene- 2 g day

CoQ10    100 mg twice daily

Before bed- Zinc, B50, and Magnesium taken together

For Men

Vitamin C-  1,000 mg a day may prevent sperm agglutination.

L-Arginine- 1,500- 2000 mg 2 times per day between meals increase sperm count

Vitamin B12- 1,000 mcg increase sperm count

L-carnation 1 g    3 times a day improve sperm count and function

For those of you struggling with this issue, there is hope. Even if you’ve tried IVF and other Western procedures, Chinese medicine is highly effective for treating infertility in men and women.

Live natural. Live well.


Heather Lounsbury, L.Ac. has over 15 years experience as an acupuncturist, herbalist, nutritionist, and Reiki master. At her clinic in Santa Monica, she treats a variety of illnesses, specializing in gynecology, mental health/addiction, digestive disorders, and pain management. Her patients range from newborns to the elderly, celebrities to college students. As a well-respected physician, Ms Lounsbury’s unique holistic approach to healing encompasses all aspects of her patients’ needs, allowing for the best results possible. Visit here at Get Natural Get Well.

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