Gyn, Fertility, Menopause
Is this you?
You may dread the onset of your period because - ugh - each time it comes you get a massive headache.
Perhaps you also get cramps that take the joy out of the day (or two or three).
Maybe you just turn into a weepy, cranky, very sensitive person. Birth control pills even you out some... but you'd prefer your body to regulate itself naturally.
For women later in life, you now wake up at night bathed in a sweat. Your libido is near absent. You feel dry everywhere.
These examples are just the tip of the iceberg.
I LOVE to treat women for gyn/hormonal issues. Why? Because the results are great. We can thank the ancients for this: Civilization requires healthy women who can produce healthy offspring. Thus, women have been of special interest in Chinese medicine for centuries!
Women of any age benefit from the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Be it a girl at the onset of her menses with cramps or irregular cycles, a young woman with a history of menstrual disorders, or endometriosis, PCOS, or helping a woman through menopause with hot flashes and mood changes.
You don't have to be at the mercy of your hormones.
Heavy periods, painful periods, painful breasts, mood swings, scanty bleeding, fibroids, spotting, bloating, vaginal discharge, vulvodynia, vaginal dryness, insomnia.
You so long for a child. You been trying naturally for a while, but nothing is happening. Perhaps you've been through IUI and IVF cycles, again, with no results. It's become a real weight on your heart. Every month has turned into an anxious waiting game.
We can help. Thousands of women turn to Chinese medicine to balance their hormones and resolve or mitigate reproductive impediments such as endometriosis or poor ovarian quality. Many fertility clinics now recommend acupuncture as part of a woman's fertility program because of the marked benefits.
How acupuncture promotes your fertility:
Increases blood flow to the uterus
Improves ovarian function to produce better quality eggs
Regulates hormones to increase follicle production
Relaxes you and eases your stress
Prevents uterine contractions
Mitigates side effects of drugs used in Assisted Reproductive Therapies
Strengthens the immune system
Treats and prevents habitual miscarriage
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine will help men, too, by improving semen quality: count, motility and morphology.
You can find substantial research by going to the Research page under Resources.
There's a lot we can offer to help pregnant women. Here are just a few of the conditions I've helped resolve: Morning sickness; Nausea and Vomiting; Backache; Constipation; Insomnia; Hemorrhoids; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Fatigue; Induction for Childbirth; Post-Natal Recuperation; Postpartum Depression; Rashes.
I have a speciality in preparing women for delivery, as well as acupuncture "induction," so that you can avoid a c-section if that's your goal. The success rate here is very high.