Acupuncture for Fertility and Women’s Health

April 13, 2010 Approach

Women’s Health

As women, we experience change throughout our lives with menarche, pregnancy, birth and menopause. Our bodies are always changing and maintaining balance among the change can be difficult in our daily lives. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is both effective and gentle, with the most common side effects being relaxation, improved energy and digestion, and improved mood.

Common women’s health conditions we treat include:

• Menstrual irregularities (short, long, heavy, light, no periods)
• PMS
• Endometriosis
• PCOS
• Painful periods

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Adjunct Therapy for Cancer and Chemotherapy

Acupuncture provides a total approach to health care for people with cancer. It can be used to address many of the concerns that come up during and after chemotherapy, radiation, biological therapy and surgery.

Areas that acupuncture has shown the most promise include:

• nausea and vomiting
• dry mouth, night sweats and hot flashes
• stress, anxiety and fatigue
• pain management
• increasing white blood cell count (immune support)

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Acupuncture and Fertility

Why use acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for issues surrounding fertility? Acupuncture offers a natural approach to treating infertility, with little to no side effects. It is a relaxing, nourishing treatment aimed at helping your body to remedy itself, preparing it for pregnancy. Research shows that by adding acupuncture and herbal medicine one has increased chances of conception, which is important for those about to undergo the expense and physical demands of IVF.

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Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Fatigue

Not only do we know the emotions can have an effect on the body, but it is important to remember that the state of the physical body can affect our emotional health. Traditional Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture and herbs, is a very effective treatment for emotional disorders.

Common conditions treated include:

• Depression
• Anxiety
• Fatigue
• Stress

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