Women’s Health

It’s hard to put into words just how effective acupuncture and herbal medicine truly are for women’s health. There are literally hundreds of volumes written by experts on the use of acupuncture and herbal formulas for every stage of women’s development from puberty to menopause and into old age.

Some of the ways in which Asian medicine supports women’s health include:

  • menstrual issues such as heavy bleeding, dysmenorrhea, and amenorrhea
  • resolving issues of menopause such as anxiety, insomnia, and dryness
  • balancing hormones to reduce the incidence of clots and cysts
  • reducing menstrual-related headache or migraine

There are many more issues related to women’s health that are very effectively treated with Asian medicine modalities.

Michelle has been successful in helping women with endometriosis, cysts, and fibroids. The combination of acupuncture and herbs facilitates reduction of masses in the abdomen, and prevents recurrence. She has also helped menopausal syndrome and helped improve the many problems that occur as the body shifts; acupuncture and herbs can help ease this transition and protect glandular and endocrine functions.

Shrinking Fibroids: A Multifaceted Approach

Fibroids occur in 1 of 5 women and the cause is unknown, although it is believed that their continued growth is linked to a hormonal imbalance, and more specifically, excess estrogen (Maciocia, 1998).  The size of a fibroid, or myoma, can be tiny and seen only under a microscope, or quite large and even fill…

Treating Fatigue with Acupuncture

Whether emotional, physical, or mental it seems that almost everyone suffers with some type of fatigue. How does acupuncture help fatigue? In short, by addressing the patient as a whole being. Understanding the underlying constitution of the person is the first step. This involves covering the bases by questioning, palpation and pulse taking to formulate…

Treating Menopausal-Related Anxiety with Herbs

There are several etiologies for anxiety in Chinese medicine way of thinking.  At the heart of choosing herbs is correct identification of the organ system that is out of balance, or injured. There is one formula that I am often pondering because it contains one of my favorite herbs – lily bulb.  Lily bulb is…