The healing systems of Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and medicinal herbs) have provided women with gynecological and fertility support for thousands of years. Women's physiology is complicated and often can be disrupted by stress or other life circumstances. Chinese Medicine offers women treatment options beyond"going on the pill". The pill is excellent contraception but doesn't correct the hormonal disharmonies at the root of many women's issues. Chinese Medicine nourishes and regulates the endocrine and reproductive systems, in addition to strengthening the body's constitution, in order to establish a healthy menstrual cycle and optimize fertility. It can treat painful periods, pms, irregular periods, amennorrhea and many other related symptoms.
Sometimes it turns out that getting pregnant is more challenging than expected. The window for conception is limited and there are many factors that contribute to conceiving and carrying a pregnancy to term. Chinese Medicine can identify and treat the subtle imbalances that can be at the root of many fertility issues. For example, acupuncture can treat ovulation irregularities, strengthen the follicular and luteal phases and increase circulation to the reproductive organs. Acupuncture works an excellent complement to IVF or IUI as it reduces stress, supports the stimulation of follicles, thickens the endometrial lining and decreases any side effects of the medications.
Pregnancy & Post Partum
Building a baby with your body is complex and remarkable process. Each pregnancy is different and comes with it's own particular symptoms and discomforts. Acupuncture can safely address the specific issues often associated with pregnancy (ex. nausea, heartburn, swelling, sinus issues, back pain) while also supporting the stability of the pregnancy and the energy of the woman. After giving birth, acupuncture helps women regain their strength as well as provides assistance with any issues that may arise during the post partum time, including issues with lactation.