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As we mentioned in previous articles, infertility is defined as the inability of a couple to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. It affects over 5 million couples alone in the U. S. and many times more in the world. Because of an unawareness of treatments, only 10% seek help from professional specialists. We have spent most of the time in this series discussing conventional and Chinese medicine for treating fertility. I believe it is the best time to change the subject by discussing how to treat female infertility with the Chinese herb: bupleurum.

I. Definition
Bupleurum is also known as Bei Chai Hu. They are a very large genus of plants and they belong to the family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae). It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years in treating infections, and fever and liver problems.

II. How bupleurum effects female fertility
1. Liver qi stagnation
The herb is said to have a liver tonic effect that helps to release liver qi stagnation as a result of toxins accumulating in the body, leading to abnormalities of the liver in regulating the spleen's function in insulin production. This results in hormone imbalance and an irregular menstrual cycle. Also a sluggish liver reduces it's function in essential fatty acid metabolism, leading to an over-production of certain hormones in the prostaglandins family. This results in menstrual cramps and pain, and an overactive uterus that affects the chance of fertility.

2. Kidney
It not only helps to improve kidney function in urinary extraction, but it also restores it's function in regulating the steroid growth hormone, leading to hormone balancing and decreasing the risk of irregular menstrual cycle.

3. Kidney yin deficiency
It is considered to be a cool to cold herb, thereby it helps to release over abundant yang qi that obstructs the normal process of egg production and increases the risk of irregular menstrual cycle.

4. Immune system
Bupleurum is also an immune function tonic with the cool to Cold side. Besides helping the immune system in fighting against bacteria and virus invasion, it also helps the immune system to recognize sperm are a part of the body's tissue and to not attack them. It works well if the infection is caused by abrnormal immune function in yin qi deficiency.

5. Spleen function
It also has an effect in spleen function in production of insulin that helps to reduce the risk of insulin fluctuation, leading to the production of certain hormones (such as serotonin) and interrupting the hormone production (progesterone), thereby increasing the chance of fertility.

6. Blood flow
It is said that bupleurum helps to reduce the levels of cholesterol and triglyceride, therefore it not helps to improve the function of the heart, but also increases blood flow to the reproductive organs, resulting in lessening the risk of infertility

III. Side effects
It may cause
1. Nausea
3. Reflux
4. Increase bowel movement
If over dose.

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As we mentioned in previous articles, infertility is defined as the inability of a couple to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. It affects over 5 million couples alone in the U. S. and many times more in the world. Because of an unawareness of treatments, only 10% seek help from professional specialists. We have spent most of the time in this series discussing conventional and Chinese medicine in treating fertility. I believe it is the best time to change the subject by discussing how to treat infertility with the Chinese herb: white peony.

I. Definition
White peony is the bark of the root of Paeonia suffruticosa and is also known as "moutan" or "mu dan" in China. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine in treating liver cirrhosis.

II. How white peony effects female fertility
1. Liver
White peony has been listed in the traditional Chinese medicine's medical book for over thousands of years in treating liver qi and fire blood caused by yin deficiency which leads to the qi and blood stagnation in the liver, thereby lessening it's function in carbohydrate metabolism and decreasing the risk of hormone imbalance that lead to infertility.

2. Uterus tonic
It is said that white peony also helps the liver in regulating the production of certain hormones in the prostaglandins family. This leads to lessening the risk of abdominal pain and cramps caused by an overactive uterus.

3. Kidney
White peony not only helps to increase the function of the kidney in urinary extraction, but also improves kidney function in regulating the production of steroid hormones, leading to the production of testosterone that helps to improve sexual desire and reducing the risk of water retention.

4. Blood stagnation
Since it helps to release the blood stagnation in the liver, it also improves the blood flow to the abdominal region leading to a lessened risk of irregular menstrual cycle and increasing the chance of fertility.

5. Yin qi and blood deficiency
Since it is a herb in the cold side, it helps to restore the harmony in the body, if the infertility is caused by liver blood stagnation and liver yang abundance.

III. Side effects
No Side effects are known

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Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC - President, Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine; Medical Director, Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. at Pacific Pearl La Jolla

Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, president of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) and award-winning La Jolla, California physician specializing in cardiology and integrative holistic medicine, is ranked as the top U.S. female integrative medicine physician by Newsmax Health on May 27, 2015. Ranked as number six out of the top 100 physicians in integrative medicine, she joins Mehmet Oz, MD; Mark Hyman, MD; Deepak Chopra, MD; Andrew Weil, MD and Michael Roisen, MD at the top. Board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, nuclear medicine and holistic medicine, Dr. Guarneri is unique among her peers. By helming the AIHM, creating a successful integrative private practice as a model and personally guiding large healthcare systems to develop integrative centers and embrace integrative holistic approaches, she is leading the US journey through the evolving healthcare landscape.

As founding president of the AIHM, she is guiding its global development. The AIHM is building a collaborative membership of healthcare professionals and health seekers, educational initiatives, certification, leadership training, research and advocacy for all global healing traditions that promote the creation of health and the delivery of evidence-based comprehensive, affordable, sustainable person-centered care. She is past president of American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM), where she recognized the need for an academy to serve and educate a broader demographic. This new organization, founded through ABIHM in 2014, is helping to catalyze the shift toward integrative medicine.

Her new integrative center, Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. at Pacific Pearl La Jolla in San Diego County, has introduced a unique membership model combining MDs with naturopathic doctors (NDs) and internal medicine, cardiology and psychology. It features a comprehensive assessment with an MD/ND team and providers for acupuncture, healing touch, massage, bodywork, hypnotherapy and skincare, among others. Pacific Pearl La Jolla also houses the unique Taylor Wellness Studio, a learning space fully-equipped for video production. The studio is where Dr. Guarneri holds lectures and workshops, tapes interviews and programs, and rents use to outside groups. Pacific Pearl La Jolla, which opened in 2014, has become a model for physicians.

Dr. Guarneri continues to guide the evolution of large healthcare systems across the US. In 2014, she became senior advisor to the Atlantic Health System (AHS) for the Center for Well Being and Integrative Medicine. At AHS last year, she helped launch The Chambers Center for Wellbeing, their new integrative center in Morristown, NJ. Among her current projects, she has expanded integrative healthcare into the US Veterans Health Administration (VA) by teaching and training the hospital staff at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System – the largest and most complex within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Her first integrative center was with Scripps Health in La Jolla. She founded the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in 1999 and served as medical director for 15 years. Dr. Guarneri began her career at Scripps Clinic as an attending in interventional cardiology, where she placed thousands of coronary stents. Recognizing the need for a more comprehensive and more holistic approach to cardiovascular disease, she pioneered the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine (SCIM). At SCIM, state-of-the-art cardiac imaging technology and lifestyle change programs are used to aggressively diagnose, prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.

Highly sought as a speaker and advisor, Dr. Guarneri's awards include the 2011 Bravewell Physician Leadership Award and ARCS Foundation’s 2009 Scientist of the Year Award among others. She authored "The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing," 2006, and is co-author of "Total Engagement: The Healthcare Practitioner’s Guide to Heal Yourself, Your Patients and Your Practice," 2014. Her DVD set, "The Science of Natural Healing," is 24 of her lectures in a series from The Great Courses®. Full book and lecture descriptions are on the Pacific Pearl La Jolla website under Innovative Education. She has contributed to several other books and published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and publications.

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