Margaret is a proud contributor to this great website,  She’s happy to share her knowledge with girls and women looking for solid information that is often missing from basic health education.

Vaginal Discharge
Light Periods and Fertility
Conceiving While Menstruating

This is a three part series which is a variation of conversations Margaret often has with patients who are trying to get pregnant.

Learning about your fertility
Tests your doctor might recommend
What is assisted reproductive technology


There are so many studies that support what we already know, that Traditional Chinese Medicine is very effective. Here are just a few.

Acupuncture and Arthritis

    WebMD – Acupuncture provides relief for arthritis related pain

Acupuncture and Headaches

    National Institute of Health – Headaches and migraines managed with use of acupuncture

Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

      WebMD – Acupuncture stimulates release of natural opiates

Acupuncture and Nausea
WebMD touts the benefits of acupuncture for managing nausea

Acupuncture and Low Back Pain
National Institute of Health cites body of studies that show efficacy of acupuncture for low back pain

Chinese Herbs and Asthma
Mt. Sinai study demonstrates efficacy of herbs equal to Prednisone.

Acupuncture and Back Pain
Mayo Clinic recognizes clinical benefit of acupuncture for back pain patients.

Acupuncture and General Health
Wall Street Journal finds growing recognition and benefits of acupuncture.

Acupuncture and Smoking Cessation
The New York Times finds growing use of acupuncture to help smokers quit.


    Tony Weschler has written an amazing book, “Taking Charge of Your Fertility,” and website provide a wealth of information about following your cycle. A must read.

International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination

      Includes information on grant/scholarship programs for those considering IVF as well as resources for learning more about assisted reproductive technology.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Successful Swedish University study of use of acupuncture for treating PCOS.

Acupuncture and Depression in Pregnancy
New York Times describes studies showing efficacy of acupuncture for pregnant women.

Acupuncture and Infertility
Fox News finds efficacy of acupuncture for patients with fertility issues.

Pregnancy Calendar
A week by week journal of what’s going on with your body during this amazing time.

Fig Tree Childbirth
Sarah Moore, of Fig Tree Childbirth, is an amazing doula and childbirth educator.

Chinese Medicine

    “The Web that Has No Weaver”, by Ted Kaptchuk, is a great way to learn more about Chinese medicine.

Other Articles of Interest

US News and World Report

    Easy to read article on the benefits of sunlight for mood, sleep, autoimmune diseases and helping Alzheimer’s patients.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

    Gargling isn’t just for sore throats. In this study it demonstrated efficacy in preventing upper respiratory infections.

Women’s Health Magazine

    Sunday night blues are real, and in this article read learn about ways to help make them a little easier, tips include turning off and tuning out after 6pm on Sunday night, save this time to relax and unwind.

The Huffington Post

    In a nutshell, get enough sleep (7-8 hours), eat well, exercise, and get some sunlight to stay healthy all winter long.

The World Heath Organization

    This study demonstrates the causal relationship of computer use and obesity. We all benefit from unplugging and moving.

National Institute for Heath

    With radiators on full blast in winter it’s good to keep your nasal passages hydrated. This study demonstrates the efficacy of using grapefruit seed extract in your vaporizer’s water as a natural antibacterial.