Women’s Health

Women and girls experience health in unique ways. We navigate distinct phases during our lives, from menarche through menopause and beyond. Menarche, marked by the beginning of our menstrual periods, is the sign that our reproductive system is preparing for motherhood, while menopause marks the end of this phase in our lives, and we are no longer able to conceive naturally. We may encounter all kinds of health challenges, some that require medical intervention, others that will respond well to natural care. Choose from any of the articles in this category to learn more about different aspects of your health that can benefit from natural approaches.

Acupuncture Helps Women with Breast Cancer

The National Cancer Institute estimates that 1 in 8 women in America will develop breast cancer at some time in her life. Exposure to chemicals, unhealthy lifestyle and genetic predisposition may all play a role in the development of breast cancer, but the single most significant risk factor is growing older. Cancer of the breast [...]

By |2023-02-14T15:25:54-05:00February 10th, 2023|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

Not Feeling Like Yourself? It Could Be Your Thyroid

Have you been feeling more lethargic than usual? Sleeping poorly? Gaining weight? Feeling cold? These are just a few of the many manifestations of a poorly functioning thyroid. Let’s take a closer look. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck and an important part of your hormone (or endocrine) system. [...]

By |2023-02-14T15:26:02-05:00January 27th, 2023|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

Treating Endometriosis With Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Women who experience pelvic pain are often diagnosed with endometriosis. Let’s get a better understanding of what endometriosis is, how it can affect your health and quality of life, what treatments are offered by mainstream medicine, and what other options exist to alleviate symptoms and restore well-being naturally. The endometrium is the inner lining of [...]

By |2023-02-14T15:26:10-05:00January 13th, 2023|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

Women Going Through the Change

Some women look forward to it, other women dread it: menopause, the cessation of menstrual cycles. Just as women begin to menstruate naturally in their early teens (menarche), unless a health issue interferes, women will eventually cease to menstruate (menopause). It is a natural process, not a disease. Some women have no problems with this [...]

By |2023-02-14T15:26:29-05:00December 16th, 2022|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

Options For Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Women with unusual hair growth, irregular or absent periods, and ovaries that appear large and shiny when viewed with ultrasound often have one thing in common: They are diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, also known as PCOS. Acupuncturists frequently encounter patients with PCOS who seek our help with overweight, hirsutism, irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, and [...]

By |2022-11-17T18:21:42-05:00November 4th, 2022|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

Acupuncture During Pregnancy and Childbirth

Pregnancy is one of the most precious experiences in your life. A new human being is developing inside of you, and you are preparing to become a mother. You go through amazing hormonal changes that affect you physically and emotionally. Some of these changes can be accommodated with minor lifestyle adjustments, others impact your well-being [...]

By |2022-11-17T18:21:31-05:00October 21st, 2022|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

Nourishing Yourself In Pregnancy

“When you’re pregnant you’re eating for two” is an old saying that deserves a closer look. Obviously, it doesn’t mean you should be eating twice as much as before. But let’s delve a bit into what’s different now and how to approach this important dimension of your journey to growing your family. These days, many [...]

By |2022-11-15T19:30:08-05:00October 7th, 2022|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments
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