Women's Health Issues

Acupuncture - Women's Health

Here is a partial list of women’s health problems that can be treated with acupuncture:

  • Cramps before or during menstruation
  • Irregular menstruation
  • No periods
  • PMS
  • Infertility
  • Emotional swings
  • Pain and heavy bleeding related to fibroids
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Abdominal distention and bloating
  • Breast tenderness
  • Back pain, fatigue and nausea during pregnancy
  • Menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and insomnia

Proper hormonal functioning depends on the smooth flow of energy (Qi), blood and fluids in your system. PMS, cramping or moodiness are signs that there is blockage or stagnation. Everything from menstrual irregularity or other difficulties with your period, PMS, pregnancy related morning sickness and back pain to infertility or menopausal symptoms are treated very well in Cindy’s office. While focusing on your particular symptoms, Cindy treats the underlying causes and imbalances in your system as well.

Studies have shown that acupuncture improves ovulation rates and regularity in women, and increases sperm count and motility in men.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be used alone or together with western medical techniques such as IUI, IVF, GIFT or ZIFT, to enhance the effectiveness and reduce cost. Pregnancy becomes easier to achieve and sustain, miscarriage is reduced, breech position can be changed and delayed labor can be treated. Post-partum recuperation is faster, so that you have more energy and your emotions are more balanced.

After over 3 years of trying to conceive, I switched fertility doctors. My new doctor suggested acupuncture as a holistic way to reduce stress and find serenity. Although I was initially skeptical, I found my visits with Cindy to be the thing I most looked forward to in the week. Her warmth and straight forward approach truly helped me de-stress and find more balance in my life. While I waited to start the first round of IVF with my new doctor, I found out that I conceived naturally! I delivered a healthy baby girl and continue to make my acupuncture journey with Cindy a priority. Not only did she aid in my fertility, but it was done in a way that promoted my health and well-being.