Traditional Chinese Medicine has been shown to be effective in treating many women's health conditions from menstruation through menopause. Imbalances within the body can lead to a variety of health conditions, among them, gynecological conditions for women. The conditions that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can treat include:
- Amenorrhea (absence of period)
- Dysmenorrhea (painful period)
- Irregular periods
- Heavy and light periods
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Pregnancy related symptoms
After a comprehensive intake, a Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis will be determined and a treatment plan developed to address your gynecological condition. In many instances, we see changes related to menstruation within a few cycles. These changes are reflective of the hormonal changes that are happening within the body, bringing the body back into balance.
Pregnancy and Acupuncture
A woman's body goes through tremendous changes while she is pregnant. Many of these changes are exciting and awe-inspiring, however, some are more trying and difficult to manage while pregnant. Acupuncture is able to provide gentle, yet effective, relief to many pregnancy-related symptoms including:
- Morning sickness
- Back pain
- Emotional changes including depression and anxiety
- Sleep disturbances
As it gets closer to the due date, acupuncture is also used to prepare a women's body for labor and delivery or breech position of her baby.
If you are at the beginning of the journey of trying to conceive, we recommend preparing your body several months in advice. By doing so, we are able to address any imbalances within your body that could hinder your ability to conceive.