Information & Treatment of Infertility in Vancouver Canada
Herpes and Infertility
Definition: Genital herpes simplex is closely related to the cold sores herpes virus. Outbreaks occur when the immune system is compromised.
Symptoms: burning labia, itching, blister crops that crust over and heal in about a week.
Causes: once infected by another person, the virus lies dormant, and the body produces antibodies toward it. When stress or other factors compromise the immune system, an outbreak may occur.
Diagnosis: a swab is taken from an active sore, or a blood test can reveal antibodies.
Treatment: topical painkillers/anesthetics, antiretroviral drugs may be of help, but keeping your immune system strong is of utmost importance.
Avoid nuts, they contain l-arginine, an amino acid that aggravates the virus causing outbreaks.
Avoid sex during an attack and up to 5 days after (this includes oral sex with cold sores).
Take vitamin C and zinc.
Apply tea tree oil or calendula to the blisters.
Expose the sores to air.
Take garlic capsules at the onset.
Treatment of Infertility & IVF Support with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine in Vancouver
Dr. Spence Pentland, Dr. TCM, R.Ac, FABORM
Dr. Spence Pentland is a provincially licenced Doctor with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC,
& a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (click on letter credentials for more info).
His clinical practice in Vancouver has focused on the treatment of men's and women's reproductive health issues since 2004,
helping hundreds realize their dream of having happy healthy families.
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1. Dr. Spence Pentland's Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Treatment of Infertility in Vancouver
2. The IVF Acupuncture Group - a team of doctors specializing in providing quality, evidence-based acupuncture services for patients undergoing IVF in Greater Vancouver
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