Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments have a balancing effect on all of the body’s physiologic systems and the endocrine system that regulates hormones is no exception. Many women suffering from debilitating menstrual and reproductive issues such as severe abdominal pain, intense mood swings, anovulatory cycles, unexplained infertility, PCOS, irregular or heavy periods, back pain, and breast tenderness have found relief with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine treatment. Perimenopausal symprtoms can also be helped greatly by Acupuncture with patients regularly reporting a decrease in frequency and intensity of hot flashes and night sweats as well as improved sleep, digestion, focus and concentration.
Acupuncture can effectively treat various conditions known to contribute to fertility challenges. Menstrual irregularities, PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), recurrent miscarriage, unexplained infertility, luteal phase defect and male factor infertility are all conditions known to be positively affected by Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine treatment. Pre-conception support for both men and women is also avaiable. Whether aiming for natural conception or using Assisted Reproductive Technology, Chinese Medicine enhances the likelihood of successful conception and a healthy pregnancy by enhancing blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, regulating menstrual cycles, balancing hormone levels, improving the quality and thickness of the uterine lining, aiding in miscarriage prevention and helping the body to manage stress.
Acupuncture during pregnancy offers a safe and effective modality for managing many conditions that may arise during the 40 week pregnancy journey. Acupuncture serves as a viable alternative for improving and often alleviating the discomfort of morning sickness, back pain, headache, anterior pelvic pain, insomnia, heartburn, sinusitis, elevated blood pressure, swelling, fluid retention, tendonitis, as well as breech presentation. Additionally, beginning weekly pre-birth Acupuncture sessions at 36-37 weeks aids in labor preparation by softening the cervix, encouraging baby engagement, and promoting uterine contractions which ultimately helps to reduce the need for medical interventions. Studies have shown pre-birth Acupuncture can shorten labor time, decrease pain medication usage and reduce labor and delivery complications. Our practitioners have had the privilege of studying Obstetric Acupuncture techniques from Debra Betts, a prominent Acupuncture Practitioner specializing in Acupuncture Obstetrics and the author of 'The Essential Guide to Acupuncture and Pregnancy in Childbirth'.
Traditional Chinese Medicine, rooted in millennia-old practices, revolves around the flow of qi along meridian channels, believed to sustain the body's health and balance. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have long been utilized to harmonize hormones, regulating women's menstrual cycles effectively and addressing various conditions such as irregular cycles, heavy flow, PMS, cycle-related mood swings and migraines, painful periods, back pain, endometriosis, PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), perimenopausal, and menopausal symptoms. These treatments exert a balancing influence on the body's physiologic systems, particularly the endocrine system and hormones. Women grappling with severe menstrual cycle issues, intense mood swings, abdominal pain, acne, heavy bleeding, irregular cycles, back pain, and breast tenderness, have found substantial relief through Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. In the realm of per-menopause and menopause, where symptoms can often be extremely disruptive and debilitating, Acupuncture can support the transition by easing symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, abdominal fullness and weight gain along with fatigue and brain fog.