Shelly Tompkins L.Ac, CFMP

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a type of fatty liver disease caused by factors other than excessive alcohol use. What is Fatty Liver Disease? Fatty liver disease (steatosis) occurs when your body begins storing fat in your liver. Some fat in your liver is normal, but when more than 10% of your liver’s weight is …

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Cosmetic Acupuncture, Micro-needling, and Nano-needling in San Diego, CA

At Fertile Lifestyle Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, we believe beauty is more effective when combined with ancient wisdom and modern science. That’s why I am excited to offer Micro-needling, Nano-needling, and Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture for all your facial rejuvenation needs to help you feel the best from the inside out.  Let’s learn more about these …

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Fertility assessment using Functional Medicine

Fertility assessment using Functional Medicine

Wanting to have a baby but facing a negative pregnancy test month after month can be heartbreaking. Many women will seek out medical help, only to be told to relax, prescribed medications like Clomid, or steered towards medical interventions like intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in-vitro fertilization (IVF). The problem with this approach is that it’s …

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Acupuncture for Stress and Fertility

If you’ve ever struggled to get pregnant, you know how stressful the ordeal can be. Between constant doctor’s visits and repeatedly crushed hopes, this struggle can put a strain on you and your partner’s well-being that isn’t easily relieved. Unfortunately, the stress caused by infertility can also make the problem more difficult to overcome. One …

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Fertility, how can acupuncture and herbs help?

For anyone struggling with infertility, it is quite an emotional rollercoaster. Every month, with another negative reading on the “stick”, can lead to depression and heartbreak. After months, or a year of trying, one might see a doctor to find out why “things” aren’t happening. Sometimes there are answers. There could be blood/hormone labs showing some irregularities, …

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Gluten sensitivity, is it making you sick?

I’d learned about Celiac Disease (Sprue), Crohn’s disease, and Irritable bowel syndrome in college, while training to be a practitioner of oriental medicine. I knew that some dietary restrictions were deemed necessary in keeping the digestion “normalized”, but I wasn’t aware of gluten being such a major player! I also learned that with Oriental Medicine, …

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