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Women’s Health

Acupuncture therapy can strengthen the reproductive system, restore the hormonal balance in the body and increase blood flow in the reproductive organs to increase the chances of conception.

Menstrual Cycle, PMS, and Menopause:

Acupuncture is a great option for treating menstrual cycle irregularities as well as reducing symptoms relating to PMS or menopause.  Treatment protocols aim to regulate unbalanced hormones, restore circulation, and clear blockages within the body that tend to cause physical or emotional symptoms including but not limited to cramping, bloating, headaches, irregular menstruation, hot flashes, mood swings, or anxiety. Depending on the patient’s condition and general well-being, herbal medicine may also be recommended along with acupuncture.

Morning sickness:

Morning sickness can be reduced significantly with acupuncture

by selecting points that calm the nervous system, relieve stress, and clear out blockages within the body and digestive tract leading to nausea and vomiting. 

Postpartum depression:

There has been great success treating postnatal and mental health with

acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Treatment protocols may include a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and moxibustion which help to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, along with promoting hormone balance in the endocrine system and treating

other related symptoms such as fatigue, poor appetite or pain. 


According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, many factors can contribute to PCOS, therefore

It is important to consider all aspects of the body when treating this condition; including menstrual cycle irregularities, excessive hair growth or hair loss, weight gain, fatigue, and changes in mood or mental health. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help restore blood flow to the ovaries and nourishment to the endocrine system, as well as promote balance throughout the body. 


Acupuncture and herbal medicine can be used to treat symptoms occurring with endometriosis by reducing blood stagnation and increasing blood circulation to the uterus and lower abdomen. Though long term treatment may be recommended depending on the severity of the condition, acupuncture has proven to be effective for relieving symptoms such as dysmenorrhea, low back pain, pain with intercourse, constipation or diarrhea, fatigue, bloating, and nausea.  


Evidence has shown acupuncture to be an effective treatment option for addressing infertility by balancing hormones, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, and regulating stress. Acupuncture is also a great component to incorporate in conjunction with IVF or other fertility treatments as it can provide additional support to the body as well as help strengthen the chances of getting pregnant and obtaining a healthy pregnancy.

Frequent Miscarriages:

Results have shown acupuncture and Chinese medicine to be of great value

for enhancing fertility and reproductive health by invigorating qi and blood flow within the reproductive organs, removing blockages throughout the body, and reducing mental and physical stress. A thorough assessment will determine a unique treatment plan based

on presenting symptoms and health history, which may include acupuncture, herbal medicine, and/or moxibustion.

When should I expect results after receiving acupuncture for Infertility/ IVF?

It depends. It can be as little as 1 month to a year depending on your body’s condition. Our best success is seen in the 3-6 month range for Fertility treatments. Using acupuncture and herbs we aim to strengthen and bring balance to the reproductive organs. Whether due to structural or emotional related issues, acupuncture and herbs promote the body to generate vital qi to those organs in order to achieve optimal function.

Do infertility acupuncture treatments only help females?

No. In fact, the best results come from treating both the female and the male. There is a misconception that infertility is mainly due to the female inability to produce; however, it is important to strengthen both the womb and the seed. We recommend both male and female partners to receive fertility treatments in order to achieve the best results.

Many women are delighted to find that regulating their cycle alleviates other seemingly unrelated issues, like digestion problems, fatigue, acne, or even excess weight.  Luckily, acupuncture and herbs can be extremely effective at balancing hormones and bringing the entire body back into optimal health.

  • Irregular periods
  • Painful Periods
  • Fertility & Reproductive Issues
  • Menopause symptoms

Traditional Chinese Medicine can help alleviate these common pregnancy and postpartum related symptoms without dangerous side-effects:

  • morning sickness
  • fatigue
  • swelling
  • headaches and migraines
  • heartburn
  • acid reflux
  • insomnia
  • constipation
  • back pain
  • sciatica
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • depression and anxiety
  • post-C-section issues
  • lactation problems
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