Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, and Nutrition.

Women’s Health

Conditions we treat include, but are not limited to:

  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Cramps, Excessive Bleeding, and Amenorrhea
  • PMS
  • Postpartum Depression

INFERTILITY

Traditional Chinese medicine has been treating fertility for thousands of years through acupuncture, Chinese herbs, dietary therapy, and lifestyle modifications. Whether you are trying to conceive on your own or with the assistance of modern technology, we can help.

We have been honored to walk with so many clients over the years who face the challenges of infertility. Our extensive training and many years of clinical experience enable us to support you through the process in a way that will minimize your stress, facilitate healing, and empower you to make whatever family-building choices feel right for you.

Medical studies have indicated that acupuncture and Chinese herbs can increase blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, stimulate ovulation in women and can help increase sperm concentration and motility in men. In addition to helping many women conceive naturally, we have worked with many patients going through IUI, IVF, and other ART.

MENOPAUSE

Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation and fertility, defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period. Menopause is a natural biological process, not a medical illness. This means that a healthy woman can — and should — be able to go through this natural biological process without the bothersome symptoms often associated with menopause. The physical and emotional symptoms of menopause can disrupt your sleep, sap your energy and — at least indirectly — trigger feelings of sadness and loss.

Chinese medicine has been treating menopause for at least 2,000 years. The patient can expect the main symptoms of night sweats and hot flashes to be gone fairly quickly. The emotional upset that can go with menopause is treated very effectively with Chinese Herbal Medicine. In short, women suffering from menopause can expect an improvement in their symptoms using Traditional Chinese Medicine.

MENSTRUAL DISORDERS

Among the most common complaints that we treat daily are menstrual disorders. Whether the problem is amenorrhea (no period), excessive bleeding, or pain and cramping during menses, these are all problems easily remedied with Chinese herbal medicine.

Pain at period time is almost always due to vessel blockage in the lower abdomen. This can be caused by vaso-spasms in the vessels of the lower abdomen, excessive cold in the in the lower abdomen, fibroid cysts, or a disease known as endometriosis. All of these conditions are usually improved through a series of acupuncture visits and the use of Chinese herbal medicine.

PMS

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to a wide range of physical or emotional symptoms that typically occur about 5-11 days before a woman starts her monthly menstrual cycle. In Chinese medicine, PMS is almost always attributable to poor blood flow through the liver at the time of menses. Encouraging better circulation through the hepatic artery, which delivers 70% of the blood to the liver, can be very effective in helping with these problems. The Chinese discovered almost 2,500 years ago that emotional upset, in most cases, is a result of poor circulation through the liver. Over the centuries, the Chinese developed several methods for increasing blood flow to and through this vital organ. Once the liver is functioning properly, the emotional ups and downs are greatly reduced.