by Wendy Strgar July 13, 2013
Fertility medicine today is all about aggressive surgical, chemical, and technological intervention, but Jill (and co-author Sami David, M.D., a reproductive endocrinologist) offer a better way in Making Babies, drawing on the best of both Eastern and Western medicine. By identifying your “fertility type,” inspired by the classical patterns of Chinese Medicine, you can focus in on the strategies most helpful in your particular situation, and avoid the things that may be causing you problems.
YinOva Center founder Jill Blakeway is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist, clinical herbalist, and both a highly skilled and an empathic and intuitive practitioner. She is also an author and speaker. She specializes in the care of women and children, and in particular in using Chinese medicine to enhance fertility and fertility treatments. Her work helping women achieve a healthy pregnancy inspired the New York Times to call her one of the city’s top acupuncturists and a “fertility goddess.”
Jill’s gift is for taking a 3500-year-old system of medicine and making its deep wisdom speak to twenty first century New Yorkers. Patients come for help with PMS, migraines, menopause, low libido, digestive issues, back pain and pretty much anything else you can think of. And parents come for safe, natural solutions for their children for a wide variety of childhood ailments, from colic, constipation, repeated ear infections, asthma and allergies to bed wetting.
Jill Blakeway is the author of Making Babies and Sex Again. She makes regular appearances on TV and radio and in magazines. Jill is a former Professor of Asian Medicine at Mercy College, and she founded the Acupuncture Service at Lutheran Hospital in Brooklyn.
Jill divides her time between New York City and upstate New York, where she lives with her husband Noah, daughter Emma and their dog Louie. And a pretty impressive vegetable garden.
Listen to Jill Blakeway’s fertility podcast online today.
by Wendy Strgar February 21, 2019
Our sense of smell is ancient and the source of our most powerful emotional memories. It is also the primal sensory pathway to sexual attraction. And yet, we often give little attention to all that our sense of smell can evoke, in part because we have so little vocabulary for scent. Often we're limited to “it smells like…” and delineated only between pleasant and unpleasant.
by Wendy Strgar February 08, 2019
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, here is an idea that not only promises to make the holiday more enjoyable, but also has the potential to benefit your relationship for months afterward: working with the contradictions in your heart by finding balance and even synergy between seemingly opposing emotions.
by Wendy Strgar January 24, 2019