How to Improve Milk Supply for Breastfeeding Mothers

The benefits of breastfeeding are well known and women today make it a top priority. Sometimes despite a valiant effort to breastfeed, some women have difficulty because their milk supply can be insufficient. Luckily, there are ways to improve milk supply with herbal medicine.  First, if a woman is having trouble breastfeeding, let me emphasize that turning to herbal medicine is NOT [...]

By |July 25th, 2014|Categories: Fertility, Mother and Baby, Preconception & Prenatal Care, Womens Health|Tags: |

MTHFR: Is this Gene Mutation Compromising Your Fertility?

Recently, you might have heard about MTHFR (Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase), a newly discovered gene mutation responsible for several common, but vague, symptoms. When we hear the words “gene mutation,” we often think of a major genetic disorder, but that’s not necessarily the case. Gene mutations are relatively common and now that we have mapped out the Human Genome Project, we know a [...]

How to Cope with Anxiety and Depression During the Holiday Season

The holidays are a time of immense joy and happiness, right? Well, maybe for some people. But if you’ve got a case of the holiday blues, know this: you’re not alone. Anxiety and depression are very common during the holiday season. In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), ¾ of people surveyed reported feeling [...]

By |December 5th, 2013|Categories: Anxiety and Depression, General|

How to Stay Hydrated This Summer

Keeping yourself hydrated is important. This is especially critical this time of year because people are prone to heat-related illness, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. There is a great book written on this topic called Your Body’s Many Cries for Water where the authors explain how many of us have a suppressed thirst mechanism, which causes us [...]

By |July 31st, 2013|Categories: Healthy Eating|Tags: |

How to Protect Yourself from Sun Damage

Everyone is really into lathering up with sunscreen, which is important. I’m also a fan of covering up and limiting sun exposure, because well, reapplying sunscreen every two hours (as the instructions say) and after swimming can become a full-time job! In addition to external protection against the sun, it is really important to also put in place some [...]

By |July 30th, 2013|Categories: General, Natural Beauty|Tags: , , |

Case study: Naturopathic Treatment of PCOS

When I first met Jennifer, a 30-year old schoolteacher suffering from infertility, she was very frustrated. She had already endured 5 rounds of IVF (in vitro fertilitzaion), which were unsuccessful. In preparation for her final round of IVF, she came to my practice for acupuncture treatments to improve the outcome of the next IVF. After taking her medical history, [...]

By |July 24th, 2013|Categories: Fertility, PCOS, Womens Health|

About Trillium Natural Medicine

Dr. Maureen Tighe is a Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Oriental Medicine Practitioner and the founder of Trillium Natural Medicine. She is a licensed Oriental Medicine Practitioner in Pennsylvania and a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Oregon. Information on this website is provided for general educational purposes only.


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