A Few Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Got Pregnant

"I decided to see an amazing acupuncturist, Dr. Julie Von (whom I give lots of credit for the baby currently occupying the better part of my torso), just to start getting things on the right track. I went to two sessions with her, started a round of herbs she prescribed, and about four weeks later (four months sooner than I’d hoped it would happen) I was knocked up."

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How to Prep for Pregnancy, Even When You’re Single AF

“In western culture, we tend to see the world in too binary of a way,” says Dr. Von. “On or off, doing or not doing, trying to get pregnant or not trying, but fertility does not follow these rules. Your fertility is on a long continuum that begins with the onset of your period and ends at menopause. There are simple and profoundly effective practices which can help to protect and preserve fertility along the way.”

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Dr. Julie Von, Holistic Fertility Expert

Dr. Von is a Manhattan-based holistic doctor who merges her medical education with intuition into a method called Psychic Fertility. Through her unconventional approach and wisdom, she has assisted countless couples and individuals in conceiving and carrying healthy children into the world.

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The Baby Whisperer

"I work as a fertility coach with people all over the world to track their cycles and discuss the blocks they're having," says Von. "I become their advocate because it's dire when you're in it. I am on a crusade to change the way we talk about fertility."

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Acupuncture for Weight Loss: Effective or a Waste of Time?

According to Manhattan-based holistic doctor and acupuncturist Julie Von, for many women, over-exercising and calorie limitations only increase weight gain, especially if there are hormonal, adrenal, or thyroid issues. So to achieve weight loss, the body needs to be treated as a whole, which is what traditional Chinese medicine is all about—and acupuncture can play a big role.

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Crystal Bed Therapy Is The Ultimate Disco Nap

Dr Julie sets the beams to flicker at a medium speed. The fastest setting, she explains, is a bit trippy, which some of her patients actually prefer, but as this is my first time we aim for a more relaxing experience. She also gives me an eye mask, applies a few dabs of essential oils (including one at my third eye center—the space between, and just above, the eyebrows) and a few strategically inserted acupuncture needles to help reduce stress—a widespread issue for New Yorkers, of course.

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Holistic Healing: The Rundown

[Dr Julie Von] Offers acupuncture as well as crystal light bed therapy. Through these methods Julie Von is able to treat a wide range of health issues like depression, anxiety, infertility, and injuries throughout the body. Not only is the therapy itself relaxing but it could be the answer to whatever ailment you are facing AKA a happier you.

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Spending 45 Minutes in a Crystal Light Therapy Bed Is Like Xanax but Better

Prior to my treatment, Dr. Von and I talked about what was ailing me both emotionally and physically: I was emotionally fried from turbulence in my personal life, had barely slept in days, and suffering daily tension headaches due to teeth grinding. In short, I wasn't functioning, and Dr. Von clued me into the fact that I was living day-to-day like a slow, low-voltage short circuit fuse that could blow up in any moment.

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I Tried Crystal Bed Therapy and This Is What Happened

Upon meeting my therapist, Dr. Julie Von — a celebrated acupuncturist and eastern medicine practitioner — I could tell she was one of those people you feel immediately connected to. She cut past small talk and asked me about my daily stresses, what was going on in my life, and if I had any deep questions I had been mulling over.

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IS Stress Hurting Your Fertility?

When a woman is stressed, her menstrual cycle can get out of whack. The hypothalamus, which is the center of the brain that regulates her endocrine system, can sense anxiety, and when it does, it can shut down and stop doing its job, which can then deregulate some of the hormones that trigger the ovaries to release an egg each month.

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What Those Headaches You Get Really Mean -- And What You Can Do About It

Dr Von explains, “ The problem of continuous treatment of a system, is that it doesn’t work. It doesn’t address the cause of the symptom.” However, this doesn’t mean that our symptoms are useless. In fact, just the opposite -- they give us opportunities to listen to our bodies for own self-care. In other words, “The beauty of a symptom is that it can lead you into an opportunity to rebalance. There are pathways and information out there that can allow you to explore the symptom,” says Dr. Von.

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The Practical Magic Of Emotions

"Emotions are the energy before the matter. They serve as direct translators to our nervous systems and hormonal bodies. They protect us and keep us safe in times when threats and traumas from the environment happen so quickly that our rational mind can’t process and react fast enough."

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4 Tips For Holistic Postpartum Wellness

“The transformation into motherhood is an incredibly powerful one. Your body’s physiology changes with pregnancy, and the postpartum period is a time of great re-calibration. The stress and demands of a small child, maintaining a healthy relationship, returning to work and trying to get back into pre-baby shape can all seem very overwhelming. But, there are some basic self care tips that will make all the difference in the postpartum period, and taking the time to implement them will positively affect your health far beyond the 4th trimester.”

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My Two-Pronged Approach to Fighting Inflammation

“When it comes to inflammation, (especially as it relates to fertility), Dr. Julie Von, a Manhattan-based holistic doctor, is the woman you want to turn to. Not only do all of us have a certain degree of inflammation, she explains, but because the skin is a major detox organ, oftentimes skin disorders reflect internal inflammation. You might find that inflammation is manifested in hives, rosacea, eczema or acne.”

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5 Tips to Naturally Increase Fertility, Without Drugs

“Fertility doesn’t become important to you until, well, you’re trying to get pregnant. And for many of us, it’s extremely frustrating. You spend your entire life trying to avoid getting pregnant and then when you’re ready to start a family, it doesn’t come so easy. More and more women are having problems with fertility caused by advanced age, reproductive issues, or other health issues. But according to Dr Julie Von, a Manhattan-based holistic doctor specializing in fertility, ".

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The Surprising Link Between Spirituality & Fertility

Sometimes the process of deciding to have a child, suffering from loss or infertility, or just preparing for pregnancy creates a feeling of isolation and confusion. It can be challenging to turn the experience into an empowered and healthy one. Using tools that help nourish and build receptive energy such as restorative yoga, meditation, and creativity connect you to the spiritual or unseen aspects of life.

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How Your Food Choices Affect Your Hormones

The essential universal advice that holds true to everyone, when it comes to improving hormonal health through digestion and nutrition, is the necessity of cooking at home. Nourishing your body and spirit, requires time and self-care. When you slow down to care for yourself, digestion and hormonal balance improves.

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