Women’s Health is a major focus of our practice, and acupuncture as well as Chinese Herbs can help tremendously with some of the most common health issues that women experience.
Regulating heavy, long, and/or painful menstrual cycles is something that we have great confidence in our ability to treat. The details of the menstrual cycle give a lot of insight into the health of the patient on a deep level. Even patients with absent or short menstrual cycles can see healthy, regular cycles return. This is a sign that your body is healing itself deeply from within.
Likewise, symptoms of menopause like low libido, hot flashes, and weight gain can be helped by regular acupuncture treatment. Hormone balancing treatments can be crafted to ease this life transition to be as smooth and comfortable as possible.
Acupuncture therapy is gaining popularity with patients trying to conceive, as its reputation for increasing the likelihood of successful pregnancy grows. The ways in which acupuncture has been used to support fertility include:
Supporting patients who plan to try to conceive in the near future and want to prepare for a healthy pregnancy
Supporting patients having trouble conceiving naturally due to a known gynecological issue
Supporting patients having trouble conceiving naturally with no known medical issue
Supporting patients who would like to increase the likelihood of a successful outcome with IUI
Supporting patients who would like to increase the likelihood of a successful outcome with IVF
Often a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine will provide the best chance of a successful pregnancy. Your practitioner will recommend a strategy that works for you and your health care providers. If you are currently working with a fertility clinic, we can tailor your acupuncture treatments to support each step in your fertility plan.
Some examples of patients who can benefit from fertility support using acupuncture include:
Patients with irregular or painful menstrual cycles. Acupuncture and herbs can regulate menstruation so that they are more likely to become pregnant.
Patients diagnosed with PCOS, thyroid dysfunction, or other chronic medical issues that may impact fertility
Patients who have been unsuccessful with IUI or IVF cycles
Patients who have not been able to conceive for unknown reasons
Male patients with low sperm count, low motility, and other irregularities that may contribute to infertility
Acupuncture therapy is also used to support a healthy pregnancy and treat pregnancy-related issues such as back pain, fatigue, heartburn, and many more. There is a long tradition in Asian culture of using acupuncture and herbs as therapy for recovering from childbirth.