Acupuncture for Women’s Health

Acupuncture articles regarding anything related to Women’s Health and the types of conditions I commonly treat.

Get your Hormones Balanced without Ever Treating your “Hormones”

July 18, 2018

Acupuncture is commonly used to balance hormones One of the most common things that brings women into my Fort Collins Acupuncture practice is imbalanced hormones. Either women have lab confirmation that their hormones are out of whack, or they just know they have a hormone issue because they have symptoms such as hot flashes (whether […]

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Are Herbs Necessary to Add to Acupuncture for Menstrual Problems?

June 20, 2018

Does Every Hormone Imbalance or Menstrual Problem Require Herbs for Successful Treatment? I get this question frequently enough that I thought I’d take the time to answer it in writing. The short answer is yes. The longer answer is usually. Treatment of Women’s Health in China Historically, if you were to enter a clinic in […]

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Study: Acupuncture Effective for Endometriosis – Study Results and Clinical Experience

May 8, 2018

My experience using acupuncture for endometriosis A very common ailment I treat in my acupuncture practice is endometriosis. Sometimes women come in with an actual diagnosis based on a laparoscopy; other times it’s just suspected based on their severe pain which might be just around their period, or in bad cases commonly causes various symptoms […]

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Clinical Success Stories: Two Fertility Patients, Far End of Extremes in Severity. Which one is similar to YOU?

March 15, 2018

Since I just had two fertility patients this week give birth to bouncing little perfectly healthy babies, I thought I’d share a write-up of what the treatment process looked like for them both. Their cases were about as opposite as they come on the scale of both difficulty, as well as time to conceive & […]

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Study: Acupuncture Alleviates Menstrual/Period Pain

August 22, 2017

An acupuncture study in Australia confirmed what I see clinically with so many of my patients: that acupuncture is very beneficial for menstrual/period pain. They found that acupuncture was “effective for reducing both pain intensity levels and the duration of menstrual cramping and pain. In addition, the researchers document that acupuncture reduces secondary symptoms including […]

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Why Natural Fertility?

September 20, 2016

Natural Fertility vs. ART/IVF If you’re hoping to get pregnant naturally, feel better than ever once baby comes; and you have or are willing to take the time and potentially make some necessary lifestyle changes to bring that about, then you’re probably a great fit for our practice! For two reasons, I have chosen to […]

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Endometriosis & Menstrual Cramps: Success Stories from the Clinic

October 19, 2015

Since one of my acupuncture specialties is Women’s Health, a common issue that brings women in is endometriosis. If you’re suffering from severe menstrual cramps, have unexplainable abdominal pain that tends to worsen around your period, causes pain with intercourse, and/or affects your urinary or bowel functions, you may have endometriosis.  The good news is, […]

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Acupuncture for PMS: Good News! Study Reveals Acupuncture and Herbs both Extremely Effective

February 3, 2014

Acupuncture for PMS, Chinese herbs for PMS   It seems that almost every day, new studies are showing the effectiveness of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, both of which are components of Chinese medicine. This latest study is good news for any woman (and those around her, for that matter!) who suffers monthly from PMS. An […]

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Study Results: Acupuncture Dramatically Eases Hot Flashes

April 20, 2011

The latest study on hot flashes revealed that acupuncture dramatically improved hot flashes for the study participants. The women were either given real or sham acupuncture, and those who received real acupuncture reported dramatic improvement after receiving their acupuncture treatments. Participants received 2 acupuncture treatments per week for 10 weeks during the study period. See […]

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