Gynecological Care & Fertility
From your first menstrual cycle to fertility and pregnancy…and on through menopause – women’s bodies go through many radical changes over a lifetime! Acupuncture is ideal for balancing out these changes and addressing many of the unique challenges women face. Women shouldn’t feel that monthly discomfort & pain are “normal”. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help!
Caregivers need Care
Women are more likely to be the caregivers for family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. This is admirable – but so often women neglect their own care. We’d like to offer a convenient, affordable way to help women achieve better health through balance. Lower stress, improve sleep, even balance metabolism for weight control.
Auto-immune and chronic conditions
Statistically women are more often afflicted with autoimmune disorders and other chronic conditions. Many of these are difficult to treat and treatment can come with significant side effects. Acupuncture can complement traditional medical treatments by helping to manage flare ups, stress, anxiety sleep and the side effects of medications.
Ways Acupuncture can Help Women
Low back pain
Turning breech baby
Induction of labor
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome)
Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
Retention of urine
Stress, Anxiety & Depression
The World Health Organization published a list of conditions where acupuncture has been effective & where studies have been conducted.
Acupuncture Advantage Provides Gynecological care from onset of your First Period, to Fertility, Pregnancy, Menopause & Beyond
Acupuncture has received a great deal of media attention for its ability to potentially enhance western fertility treatments. Acupuncture is often able to identify and help people resolve some obstacles to pregnancy. A good example is when couples seek medical help and find that all of the screening tests are normal and that their infertility is unexplained. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine look at the whole body relationship, physical, mental, emotional, & energetic. The Advantage we bring is in connecting & balancing all aspects of you along with your partner through treatment, dietary changes, lifestyle changes, exercise, etc.
Yes, including your partner is important to the whole process! This can be a stressful time for everyone and at Acupuncture Advantage we offer a soothing environment that is a sanctuary for relieving your stress without adding to it with expensive treatments.
Once pregnant, Acupuncture Advantage provides a pharmaceutical free alternative to managing many of the common symptoms of pregnancy.
The Advantage to holistic care is that the approach takes into account your body, mind, and spirit. and bring together harmony & balance. A holistic approach is deeply rooted in a trust that our body inherently knows how to support a health pregnancy and, by keeping our energy balanced, this can occur naturally.
Relaxation: Many expectant moms have anxieties, which cause an overproduction of the hormones adrenaline and cortisol, which in turn suppresses biological function. Acupuncture and meditation helps to balance these levels and restore immune function. Deep breathing, meditation and relaxation are wonderful to do during your acupuncture treatments.
Along with balancing everyday ups and downs of pregnancy treatments, acupuncture can also help out in more critical situations. Consider enlisting an acupuncturist if you are overdue and would like a natural alternative to induction or if your baby is breech and needs some help turning. Your self-acupressure, meditation, and yoga will be great tools to use during birthing.
A major transition in women’s lives is the experience of menopause. It can be a wonderful and freeing time in our lives when it is not so uncomfortable!
Acupuncture and herbal medicine can help with mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, and, yes, that lack of concentration or “brain fog” you may experience! Stress, anxiety and depression can occur at this time for many women – let acupuncture help you achieve a bit more balance at this time.
Often herbal medicine is combined with acupuncture when a patient first starts treatment.