Acupuncture for Gynecological Issues

Using acupuncture for gynecological issues is a special area of treatment for me, as being a woman I can very much relate to the way our lives can be affected if our menstrual cycle is “off” or painful. Even just an irregular period is a clue to deeper imbalances in the body, and regardless of what a woman is coming in for, I will always ask how her cycle is or was, as this gives us great insight into what imbalances are lurking inside.

Unfortunately, Chinese medicine is not used in the US for menstrual or reproductive organ issues anywhere near to the extent that it is able. While studying advanced gynecology in China, I saw it used extensively for issues that in the US we would think of as “too severe” for Chinese medicine, such as fibroids and other masses, endometriosis, and hemorrhaging. Chinese medicine is the primary course of treatment in these cases all over China, and using it on my patients with these issues has garnered the same results. Many women have been able to avoid serious surgeries and other procedures meant to alleviate the above-mentioned, and other menstrual/reproductive related issues.

Acupuncture for Gynecological Issues

Whether treating simply irregular menses, or painful periods, PMS, “hormonal” symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, irritability, or more severe issues such as endometriosis or PCOS; acupuncture is very successful at regulating the Qi and helping things “flow” better so a woman can have relief from symptoms.

Studies have shown that courses of acupuncture can alter and regulate our hormones, through its “balancing”, or homeostatic effects. Because of this action, many women who do not want to resort to pharmaceutical treatment after irregular hormonal lab results, will choose Chinese medicine instead.  After their treatment series it is common for their hormonal panels to have improved or normalized, all without the use of medicine.

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Chinese Herbs for Gynecological Issues

Herbs are typically a non-negotiable aspect of the treatment for many more severe gynecological issues. Like the use of herbs for any other condition, the herbs chosen will be targeted towards each woman’s specific imbalances.  Unlike other conditions, they are commonly given in “phases”, changing throughout the course of a woman’s monthly cycle.

Herbs are so powerful for treating gynecological issues that they are commonly the first-course and only treatment used to resolve these issues in China.