Obstetrics & Gynecological Disorders:
Though Chinese Medicine’s mechanisms of actions are still not widely understood by Western science, countless studies have shown Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Therapy) to have a significant effect and impact on the “hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis” (HPO). The “HPO” is technically, the “brain-ovarian communication system which is responsible for regulating a woman’s menstrual cycle and maintaining appropriate hormone balance throughout a woman’s reproductive life, as well as, following her reproductive years (ie: peri-menopause/Menopause). Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Therapy), therefore has the ability to influence and change endocrine function and hormone levels. Such changes have been shown to result in the regulation of menstrual cycles due to both hormonal imbalances and structural impediments (such as fibroids, cysts, or pelvic adhesions), as well as, enhance and improve fertility potential. Chinese medicine has also been hailed for its ability to reduce and or control the vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause (hot flashes, night sweats), and can dramatically improve areas of common disturbance such as sleep performance and psychological health.
Please Refer to “The Menstrual Cycle” page to learn more how Chinese Medicine views the Menstrual Cycle, as well as, applies treatment to regulate the menstrual cycle.
Conditions commonly treated include:
- Irregular menstruation
- Amenorrhea (absent menses)
- Heavy or excessively long periods
- Dysmenorrhea (painful menses)
- Ovarian Cysts
- Hormonal imbalance
- PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
- Infertility (female and male)
- Candida infection
- Cervical dysplasia
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Interstitial cystitis and recurrent bladder infection
- Stress/psychological disturbances
As an integrated health clinic, we work in conjunction with your physician and your Western medical diagnosis. Certain lab work may be requested and/or evaluated to more thoroughly inform us of your case. Your treatment is then tailored individually, based on your Chinese Medical diagnosis and underlying constitution and will consist of a combination of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Therapy, and Diet and Nutritional Therapy for maximum efficacy. Any Western medical treatment that you are receiving, including pharmaceutical therapy, is supported and integrated into your Chinese Medical treatment.
- Menstrual Irregularities & PMS
Irregularities are describes as menses that are coming late, early, or at no fixed date. PMS invoves common symptoms associated with PMS.
- Painful Periods & Endometriosis
Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture can eliminate painful periods and remedy mild to moderate cases of endometriosis.
- Breast Health
Acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine can significantly decrease the discomfort associated with Fibrocystic breast disease, premenstrual breast distention and pain, and benign breast lumps.
We integrate Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Dietary, & Nutritional Therapies to enhance fertility potential.
Optimizing your body’s internal environment at conception has extremely powerful influences on your future child’s health and well being.
- Natural Conception
In working towards natural conception, we focus on restoring fertility by restoring proper physioogy & functioning of the body as a whole. This is vital for conception to occur.
Acupuncture can indeed improve IVF outcomes (increasing pregnancy rates) and simultaneously decrease miscarriage rates and help to maintain a healthy pregnancy.
- Male Factor and Fertility
It is important to address the health of both partners to optimize the chances of having healthy pregnancies AND healthy children.
- Pregnancy Support
Pregnancy and Childbirth programs and nutritional support based on Chinese medical and biomedical principles, research and treatment strategies.
- Post-Partum Support
Care for mother’s health following childbirth helps to restore her energy and vitality, and ensure a full rejuvenation of her body, mind and spirit.
Menopausal syndrome is a recognized and treatable condition that is most satisfactorily treated by Chinese Medicine. We treat menopausal symptoms by restoring balance to the woman’s entire organism.