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WOMEN'S HEALTH

Holistic medicine has been used for thousands of years to balance and improve women's experience through all the stages of life. Acupuncture has been scientifically proven to address many conditions, including:

  • Menstrual Irregularities, P.M.S. and Pain

  • Infertility

  • Menopausal symptoms (ie. hot flashes, insomnia, memory loss)

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Endometriosis and Fibroids

  • P.C.O.S

  • Migraines

  • Weight management + body image

 

 

PREGNANCY

Pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care are a window of opportunity to enhance a woman's well being. In Traditional Chinese medicine, value is thus placed on preventive care to strengthen the mother and baby, as well as, dealing with problems as they occur during pregnancy.  This model of care is becoming increasingly popular as an effective, safe and drug free treatment option during and after pregnancy.

Acupuncture can be used in a variety of ways, including:

  • Nausea during pregnancy

  • Fatigue and exhaustion

  • Muscular + Skeletal Pain (Back Pain, Sciatica, Pelvic Pain)

  • Anxiety

  • Constipation

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Heartburn

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Insomnia

  • Edema

  • Headaches

  • Sinus problems

 

POSTNATAL CARE

Acupuncture has techniques to nurture the new mother's spirit and facilitate her transition into her new roll.  By addressing the whole person, mind, body and spirit, this model of medicine allows for healing on many levels.  Home visits are available and recommended.

Postpartum conditions that can be helped by acupuncture include:

  • Insufficient lactation

  • Fatigue and insomnia

  • Wound healing and scar tissue repair

  • Postpartum depression

  • Loneliness, anxiety, stress

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Hemorrhoids + organ prolapse