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Relationships and Communication – part II

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Communication with your spouse or partner isn’t always easy. Today’s busy life styles have created shorter periods of time to sit and talk.  Much of our communication is through short conversations or even texts which can leave out details.  We are communicating more by phone and e-mail which can be informative but we miss out on body language and sometimes

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Therapeutic Support Groups at Fertility and Total Health Acupuncture Are Forming Now

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At times, infertility can be a lonely and confusing struggle, but not one that has to be faced alone.

Infertility is one of the most serious emotional and physical crises that a person or couple may ever face. We know the holiday season can be one of the most difficult times to be experiencing fertility difficulties.

Many people experience severe

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Relationships and Communication

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 As a marriage and family therapist, relationships are very important to me. I have spent years studying and examining just what keeps couples and families together. What makes some work and others fall apart?

There are 3 necessary components to relationship maintenance.

Love Commitment Communication

At any given time, at least one of these 3 aspects of relationships is what

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Understanding Grief

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Grief is a natural response and usually a multi-step process after loosing someone or some thing very important to you.  There are subjective feelings accompanying a loss such as anger and depression that are always part of the natural process of grief.In 1989 Kenneth Doka, coined the term “Disenfranchised Loss”. This is a loss that is not, or cannot, be

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Some general nutritional recommendations for good health

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Good Fats

While a traditional Mediterranean diet is high in fat, residents of the area have much lower rates of heart disease than here in the United States. How can this be? Well, the type of fat they consume seems to be more important than the total amount of fat.

The Mediterranean diet contains less meat and butter or

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Coping with Stress

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What is stress? It may come from or take the form of worry, fear, anger, pain, resentment grief, anxiety or depression. It can be any one or more of these feelings that most of us refer to as stress.

We refer to situations as stressful. Who hasn’t said “I had a stressful day at work”. Some pleasant events are stressful;

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National Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AOM) Day

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This year October 24th is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day. I came across a funny music video about the day that was made by someone within the profession. It’s not meant to be a high quality song, in fact some of the words are made up and some of the sentences are really squeezed in to fit the melody but

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2003 Vietnam Veterans National Stand Down (For Homeless Veterans)

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Today I want to switch gears and get away from the fertility subject. I’d like to tell you about an incredible event in which I  participated during July 2003 while I was living in San Diego, CA.  It was called the National Stand Down for Homeless Veterans and it was founded in 1988 by the Vietnam Veterans of San Diego.

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The Hammonton Connection

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In 2006 I scheduled my first patient from Hammonton. She had gone through 3 previous Fresh  IVF  cycles and none of them had worked. When you have already had 3 embryo transfers it’s a sad fact that a 4th transfer has lower expectations of success than any of the first 3. (In the early years of my practice most of

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Welcome

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This is the first posting of any type I have ever put on the internet. I always wanted to be a writer…so I guess we’ll all see together whether or not I actually have any writing ability. I plan to share information and interesting and encouraging stories from my 8 years of  experience of  working in the field of acupuncture

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