Women’s Health

Acupuncture and Asian medicine offers a long-standing history and safe approach to treating common ailments that affect many women. These include menstrual cycle irregularities, pain or menstrual pathologies, stress and emotional imbalances, menopausal symptoms as well as treating common ailments during pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period.

Cycle Irregularities

Acupuncture can help improve or resolve the following symptoms and conditions:

  • Irregular periods
  • Ammenorrhea (no periods)
  • Ogliomenorrhea (heavy periods)
  • Mid-cycle pain and spotting
  • Menstrual cramps, bloating, fatigue
  • PMS
  • Polycystic breasts
  • Peri-menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia and dryness
  • Vaginal dryness or pain
  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Yeast infections
  • Bladder infections (UTI’s)

Menopause/peri-menopause

Menopause can be a challenging time for women as our bodies transition from a regular monthly cycle to no more menses. This process for some can be with little to no symptoms, and for many, years of issues that might arise in varying degrees. Some of the biggest challenges are hot flashes, insomnia and emotional lability. Acupuncture and Asian medicine have been helping women ease through these changes for over 2500 years.

No matter where you are in the stage of this change – just the beginning or well beyond your last cycle, acupuncture treatment can help improve your quality of life reducing hot flashes, deepening and increasing your sleep, balancing the extremes of hormonal emotional changes.

Some of the menopausal changes that acupuncture can help with are:

  • vaginal dryness
  • skin elasticity
  • muscle tone
  • wrinkles
  • polycystic breasts
  • sweats
  • hot flashes
  • irritability
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • insomnia