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This ancient system of healing emphasizes the creation, recreation, and/or homeodynamic maintenance of the vital energy within an individual, known as chi (qi) or ki.

It is based on the concept that imbalances of this energy, due to a variety of causes, can lead to illness and disease; These dis-ease states can come from within or from sources outside of us. Current research shows what Oriental Medicine has known for centuries–that within us exists a bioelectromagnetic energy that flows in coherent patterns throughout our entire system. Diagnosis involves, among other things, the “reading” of this energy by palpation of radial pulses. Traditional Oriental medicine is an encompassing term which involves the use of methods and techniques including acupuncture, herbal medicine, Oriental massage and various movement therapies, such as tai chi and qi gong. Acupuncture is the most well-known of these, and treatment consists of the stimulation of specific points in the body on specific pathways, primarily through use of a needle, although practitioners also utilize heat, pressure, friction, suction, or impulses of electromagnetic energy to stimulate the points.

“The beauty of Oriental Medicine is that there is no separation of body, mind, and spirit. Each factor interacts with the others and dis-ease in one area will affect all. In my work, I treat people of all ages whose energetic imbalances manifest in any number of ways. By harmonizing these imbalances, symptoms can be resolved, and health and well-being are optimized.”

SPECIALTIES INCLUDE:

  • Pain Management
  • Infertility (male and female)
  • Immune Diseases/Disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Emotional and spiritual issues
  • Addiction
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Auto/Work/Sports Injuries
  • Back and Disc Problems
  • Headache/Migraine
  • Birthing
  • Blood Pressure
  • Breathing/Lungs
  • Cancer/Oncology
  • Pain Management
  • Colds, Cough and Flu
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Digestion or Intestine
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Feet
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache/Migraine
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Muscle Aches, Sprains and Strains
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Orthopedics
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatric/Healthy Kids
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Skin Problems/Dermatology
  • Sleep/Insomnia
  • Spinal Problems
  • Sports Medicine
  • Stress
  • Urology
  • Wellness/Healing/Prevention
  • Women’s Health/ObGyn

 

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE & FERTILITY

Chinese medicine has a long history of treatment for infertility. Infertility was first referenced in oracle bones, the most ancient form of Chinese writing. Oracle bones were usually turtle shells and other bones inscribed with writing and dating back to the prehistoric Shang dynasty. Fertility also appears in ancient classics such as the Yi Jing, which predated extant Chinese medical texts such as the Nei Jing and Shang Han Lun. The continued importance of fertility drove the development of Chinese medical gynecology as a specialty. The concept of regulating the menstrual cycle to promote fertility has been strongly emphasized for centuries. In the song dynasty (960-1279CE), a doctor named Chén Zì-Míng claimed that “menstruation must be regulated first, if not, myriad illnesses may ensue; if menstruation is regular, the woman will get pregnant.” This idea germinated and many contemporary TCM reproductive specialists continue to focus on regulating the menstrual cycle in preparation for pregnancy.

VARIABLES SUCH AS EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT, EXERCISE, DIET, STRESS LEVEL, LIFE-STYLE ARE CONSIDERED IN TREATMENT

Today, even high-tech reproductive specialists are looking to Chinese medicine to help those fertility patients for whom western science alone is not quite enough.”It can allow you to cross the line from infertile to fertile by helping your body function more efficiently, which in turn allows other, more modern reproductive treatments, like IVF, to also work more efficiently,” says James Dillard, MD, assistant clinical professor, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and clinical adviser to Columbia’s Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Numerous studies have shown that acupuncture can increase the success of in vitro fertilization. Dr. Paul C Magarelli at Reproductive Medicine and Fertility Center (http://www.rmfcfertility.com) and Diane Cridennda at East Winds Acupuncture (http://www.eastwindsacupuncture.com) have collaborated to conduct research providing acupuncture services to infertility patients & their findings confirm the efficacy of adding Acupuncture treatments to

EXTENSIVE RESEARCH OVER THE YEARS, BOTH INTERNATIONALLY AND NATIONALLY, HAVE SUBSTANTIATED WHAT THE ANCIENTS KNEW CENTURIES BEFORE… THAT ACUPUNCTURE AND TCM HAS BENEFITS FOR BOTH MALE & FEMALE FERTILITY-RELATED ISSUES.

Research finding confirm that integrating Acupuncture into an IVF program improves reproductive outcomes!

  • Fewer Miscarriages
  • Fewer Ectopic Pregnancies
  • More Take Home Babies!
  • Fewer Multiples

HOW TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE CAN ENHANCE FERTILITY:

  • Normalize menstrual cycles & stimulates ovulation
  • Assists in hormonal regulation, optimizing follicular growth & improving egg quality (takes 3 months approx)
  • Builds & harmonizes immune function & decreases inflammatory responses
  • Decreases side effects of medication, improving response to hormonal stimulation
  • Increases uterine blood flow & endometrial thickness, encouraging implantation
  • Reduces sympathetic nervous system arousal, encouraging appropriate hormone responses, facilitating implantation & optimizing pregnancy
  • Lessens potential miscarriage by inhibiting/reducing premature uterine contractions
  • Helps alleviate tension involved with medical tests and procedures
  • Improves potentiality for positive outcomes
  • Assists in maintaining overall feelings of good health and well-being while attempting to create and sustain new life…
  • And Specifically for Men!
    Improves semen quality & sperm quantity/motility/morphology (3 months)

A WORD ABOUT Stress!!

Research indicates that stress has a significant mpact, affecting fertility in a variety of ways, including:

  • Increases output of specific hormones that can negatively influence menstrual cycles, ovulation & implantation
  • Inhibits ability to utilize progesterone
  • Decreases blood supply to ovaries & uterus
  • Inhibits sperm production
  • Decreases erection/ejaculatory responses

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE’S JOURNAL OF FERTILITY & STERILITY REPORTS THAT STRESS IMPAIRS THE SUCCESS RATE IN IVF CYCLES UP TO 93% !!!!!!

BUT! ACUPUNCTURE HAS BEEN SHOWN TO DECREASE STRESS LEVELS!

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Endorsements

“Before moving to Albuquerque four years ago, we asked our current Acupuncturist for a recommendation on where to take our special needs daughter for acupuncture. Dr. Polasky was at the top of his list. Dr. Polasky was more than happy to add our daughter as one of her clients. She listened intently to a list of needs we had for our daughter and then took the time to sit and evaluate h..

Lori Blair, Mom to 2 outstanding Boys & 1 very special Daughter

Using Acupuncture treatment for nearly 15 years

“Dr. Polasky was highly recommended to me by a friend whose opinion I value. Prior to going to see her, I researched her website and was very impressed with the breadth of her interests, studies and accomplishments in the fields of spiritual, metaphysical and holistic modalities, as well as her many years of practice as an acupuncturist. Unlike other websites focused on fees and insurance, Dr. P..

Deborah Openden

“Dr. Diane Polasky is a spiritual force to be reckoned with! She has such a powerful force in her own spiritual health and vitality that, I swear, she looks younger every year!  She is also a kind minister to both broken hearts and wounded spirits.  Her gentle and holistic acupuncture practice has profoundly impacted my life”.

Sarah McCord Artist/Owner

Putting It All Together LLC; Concierge Decor & Design Services; Be Alive Artistry & Design

“Diane Polasky is a very gifted and caring healer and spiritual leader! She is the reason I am on my spiritual path! I am so fortunate to have attended several of her workshops on shamanism and to have been a part of her Druid Grove!”

Paula Steinberg

“I've known Diane for many years, decades in fact. As a multifaceted healer, she has helped to guide me through the variety of both physical and emotional issues in my life. Her wisdom and humor are invaluable to me as I've made my way through the maze of life. Diane is a warm, intuitive and caring woman who extends her talents to each person she deals with and for me, she is a necessary part..

Morgan Joy OCailleigh, Esq.

“I have known Dr. Polasky approximately 20 years. Diane opened me up to the realm of shamanism. As a teenager I didn’t even know what a shaman was, I just thought it sounded mysterious. She taught me, along with many others, how to walk in different worlds and how to connect with the spirits. It changed my world and it changed my life. Over the years, as I have gone deeper into this practice, ..

Jessica Lamm

Artistic Designer; Event Manager

“Dr. Diane Polasky is my acupuncturist, colleague and friend. She is a consummate acupuncturist, knowing how to use her skills to create healing and well-being quickly. She has treated me for over ten years and brought me back to well-being and total health quickly from two serious auto accidents. She utilizes not only her Chinese medicine and herbology but is well versed in several other heali..

Dr Suzanne Lopez, PhD

Licensed therapist, juried artist, national author, TV expert

“When considering writing about Diane Polasky I think I will have to ramble a bit. She is a sparkling multifaceted jewel and has added so much to my life as well as the lives of my family. 30 years ago my husband and I began acupuncture treatments with her which over the years has cured many many ailments. Me by helping me thru menopause with no hot flashes! My husband was plagued by double visi..

Kristen Wilson

“It has been a true blessing to work with Dr. Diane as I evolve as a manual therapist. She and her guides supported me through the loss of a child, provided soul retrievals to heal childhood wounds, cleared an elemental and have helped me integrate my energetic fields so I can be grounded, present and spirit lead as I work with others. Each time I work with her, I have a better connection to my ..

Sarah Day, OT/L, MPH, CST-T

CranioSacral Certified Therapist; IAHE Teaching Assistant

“I first met Diane more than 15 years ago. I got to know her as a friend, then as an excellent acupuncturist and then one day she told me about this spiritual circle she led. As she explained the concepts of Druidry and how they fit into her life, I then met her as one of my teachers. Diane invited me to her circle of twenty or so people. I learned that she had been teaching and leading Druid..

Dr Brenda Cole, DC

“I first met Dr. Polasky several years ago when I was suffering from a painful case of sciatica.  I came to her because of a glowing recommendation from a co-worker.  I had tried traditional medical care to stop the pain and it had not helped.  Her use of acupuncture along with a few sessions of physical therapy that she recommended freed me from the condition.  Since then she has continued ..

Michael Folsom, PhD

“Dr. Polasky saved my life. And I can only imagine how many other people’s lives she’s saved. There’s no way I can ever express how much I appreciate all she’s done for me over the last seven years that I’ve been in her care. From knee pain to hot flashes to severe chronic back and neck pain due to Scoliosis, Arthritis, Degenerative Disk Disease and chronic inflammation; to allergies, ..

Linda Pegues Campbell

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