Fertility & Women's Health
Diet, environment, and lifestyle have tremendous impacts on the body. In the Western world, women frequently experience moodiness, cravings, cramping, and more every 28 days or so. Menopause has become a dreaded “thing”, carrying the weight of night sweats, hot flashes, hormonal curveballs, and worse – yes, worse. Women’s health issues are common enough in the US that they have become normal, but the severity of them is not natural. We’ll help you find your new normal – one with fewer mood swings, headaches, sleepless nights, hot flashes, and night sweats.
Diet, acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicines are likely reasons that Chinese women don’t experience the same severity of symptoms American women do. Only 10% of Chinese women experience hot flashes, night sweats, and other menopause symptoms, compared to 75% of American women.
Women’s health is one of our specialties at Affinity Acupuncture. The use of fine, sterile needles stimulates the body’s natural ability to regulate estrogen, improve blood flow, and achieve better balance. It’s a great alternative to hormone therapy, especially for women at high risk of breast cancer. Our herbal supplements further help regulate the reproductive organs.
We also have a high success rate for treating infertility. To read one woman’s story, click here. For women who are already pregnant, acupuncture helps reduce nausea and relieve other physical discomfort related to pregnancy. It can even stimulate contractions for women past their due date.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diseases, symptoms and conditions for which acupuncture has been proven through controlled clinical trials to be an effective treatment include: (This list also includes other common diseases, symptoms, and conditions for which acupuncture has been shown effective but further study is currently being done)
Female urethral syndrome
Induction of labour
Malposition of fetus, correction of
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection