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Women's Health

Acupuncture & Women's Health Today, more than ever, women are coming to us for an alternative path to health and well being, and to use acupuncture and Chinese medicine to address specific needs and concerns. At our College Clinic, we provide valuable insights, experience and expertise to help each woman at different stages in their life cycle.

Information over the internet can be overwhelming at times, it is our goal to provide you with credible, reliable and objective health information on our website to address your questions and concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us and ask how do we use acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for better health.

Let's discuss some of women's health issues here.


acupuncture and dysmenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea means painful menstruation (Menstrual Cramps) that may happen before, during and after menstruation. The pain is mainly in the lower abdomen area and can radiate to the lower back or legs. Headaches, nausea and vomiting may also be associated with dysmenorrhea, and it is one of the most common gynaecological complaints among adolescent females.


Insufficient and Termination of Lactation

induce lactation with acupuncturePostpartum agalactia, insufficient and termination of breast milk is difficult for both mother and infant. The mother may experience swelling and pain in the breasts or may develop mastitis as well as miss the enhancement in bonding with the infant that breast-feeding offers. The infant suffers from a lack of the ideal nutrition that breast milk provides and may even lead to unnecessary digestive and emotional stress.


Prenatal Acupuncture

Prenatal Acupuncture Confirmation of pregnancy can be both exciting and nerve racking. What are the chances of miscarriage? What if there is miscarriage? What is labor really like? What is going to happen to my body? The questions can go on and on.

For some, anxiety will build up and eventually spill over and lead to other health complications. Research shows about 10% of pregnant women meet the criteria for major depression and almost 20% have increased symptoms of depression during pregnancy.


Menopausal Symptoms

Acupuncture and Menopause

In the West, most women in their postmenopausal years may experience a variety of vasomotor and psychological symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, menstrual irregularities, vaginal dryness, depression, nervous tension, palpitations, headaches, insomnia, lack of energy, difficulty concentrating, and dizzy spells.


Uterine Fibroids

Author - Dr. Tanya Hartz


Uterine fibroids (also called fibromyomas, myomas or leiomyomata) are the most common benign (non-cancerous) neoplasm in females.  Some women have only one small fibroid, whereas others have several.  They occur so frequently they could be considered a normal irregularity.  Fibroids are composed of smooth uterine muscle and fibrous tissue, which grow from the muscle layers of the uterus.  Uterine fibroids often do not require treatment, but when they are problematic, they are treated surgically or with medication.  


Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

acupuncture and premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Records shown Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) began to discuss Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and other menstrual symptoms dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD). In The Appendix of Dan-Xi's Experiential Methods, Fang advised that to diagnose cases of feverish sensation in women's diseases, one should ascertain whether it occurred during menstruation or also at other times. In Ye Tianshi's Gynaecological Records, premenstrual symptoms such as edema, feverish sensation, pain in the hypochondrium, diarrhea, body aches, abdominal cramps, and reduced appetite were recorded.

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