Women’s Wellness

Menopause is the stage in a women’s life when menstruation stops and she can no longer have children. During menopause, the body produces less of female hormones, estrogen, and progesterone.

These fluctuations in hormone levels can also cause troublesome symptoms such as hot flashes, sleep disturbance, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. In Western medicine, hormone therapy is commonly used for the relief of menopausal symptoms.

However, in the largest clinical trial to date, a combination estrogen-progestin pill increased the risk of certain serious conditions including heart disease, stroke, blood clots, and breast cancer.
Due to the risks of these consequences, many women get treatments for menopause symptoms with acupuncture and herbal decoctions in recent years and they are greatly satisfied with their treatment results.

Also, the Eastern medicine is good at treating period-related symptoms such as period pain, cramps, mood changes, hot flashes, diarrhea or constipation, cold hands and feet, heavy bleeding, and lower back pain, and etc. Period pain or cramps are mostly caused by blood clots that accumulated in your uterus and we can help to remove the clots with acupuncture treatment.

In modern society, infertility is a major and serious issue. There are many existing infertility clinics and they help parents with this issue by using hormone therapy or performing procedures like injection or surgery. Vitro fertilization can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $17,000 per cycle and is still not guaranteed for a pregnancy.

Females used to get weaker and tired after multiple trials and they need to take much more time to regain their energy back to normal. A recent study from Tel Aviv University reports, “When combining IUI with TCM treatments, 65.5 percent of the test group were able to conceive, compared with 39.4 percent of the control group, who received no herbal or acupuncture therapy”.

Acupuncture can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, and balancing the endocrine system. The goal of an infertility treatment from a Chinese medicine perspective is not just to get pregnant, but to stay pregnant, and to have a healthy baby.

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