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Women’s Health

Key Issues

Increasingly more women want to take control of their own health and are turning to Chinese Medicine to find symptomatic relief and long-term healing. For years, my patient base has primarily been women, so it has been a natural progression for me to focus my practice on women's health. Here are some key ways acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help women live more balanced and empowered lives:

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Menstrual issues

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs encourage the blood to flow more freely, helping to regulate cycles and alleviate the cramps, headaches, and other pains often associated with menstruation.

  • Late menstruation
  • Early menstruation
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Heavy menstruation
  • Painful menstruation
  • Mid-cycle spotting
  • PMS
  • Menstrual migraines
  • Endometriosis      
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • UTIs
  • Infertility
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Late menstruation

Early menstruation

Irregular menstruation

Heavy menstruation

Painful menstruation

Mid-cycle spotting

PMS

Menstrual migraines

Endometriosis      

Ovarian cysts

Uterine fibroids

UTIs and infertility

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Pregnancy and postpartum support

Acupuncture can relieve the lower back and pelvic discomfort associated with pregnancy, as well as fatigue and morning sickness. After delivery, many women find acupuncture treatments essential for rebuilding their energy, increasing milk supply, and dealing with postpartum depression.

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Menopause and peri-menopause

Traditional Chinese Medicine is very effective for treating menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, heart palpitations, anxiety, and insomnia. Along with Chinese herbs, acupuncture offers a safe and natural solution to the hormonal fluctuations all women experience and can ease your transition into menopause for a healthy life into advanced age.

Fibromyalgia

Women comprise close to 90 percent of patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Because acupuncture is so effective at reducing pain, it’s not surprising that research indicates acupuncture “may have a beneficial role” in treating fibromyalgia symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Insomnia and sleep disturbances

Several clinical studies have shown that acupuncture is effective for improving sleep quality and duration. For the high percentage of women who experience insomnia, this is good news.

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Depression and anxiety

Research proves what TCM practitioners already know: acupuncture can be just as effective as antidepressants, without any of the side effects. For the 1 in 10 women in Ireland living with depression, this, too, is good news. Regular treatments help with stress management and lower down the incidence of anxiety-based panic attacks.

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