Acupuncture Treatments for Women’s Health
Acupuncture can help with a wide variety of women’s health complaints including infertility, menopause, dysmenorrhea, and general hormonal imbalances. I have had great success using acupuncture to treat infertility. I have also had great success using acupuncture for pre-natal care, especially for aches and pains associated with pregnancy and digestive problems. Acupuncture can also be used to treat menstrual cycle problems, menstrual cramps as well as menopause and hot flashes.
Infertility can be caused by a wide range of issues, most notably hormonal imbalance and lack of ovulation. From the Chinese medicine point of view, infertility is most often caused by an underlying deficiency of the Kidney and Liver. By nourishing the energy (Qi) of the Liver and the Kidneys, acupuncture and herbal medicine can restore hormonal imbalance, regulate ovulation and increase fertility. Many clients seeking increased fertility became pregnant after a series of 10-15 sessions at out clinic.
Menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, decreased desire, and dryness are caused by decreased levels of estrogen and progesterone. From the Chinese medicine perspective Menopause is considered a Liver and Kidney Yin Deficiency pattern, often accompanied by excess Yang and heat signs. Empty heat or Yin deficiency heat, can often effect the heart and agitate the spirit. By nourishing the Liver and Kidney Yin, and clearing excess heat from the system, acupuncture can successfully resolve most menopausal symptoms.