Acupuncture & Reproductive Health
Acupuncture has been proven to be tremendously effective in the treatment of reproductive health conditions throughout the lifespan. At AIM, we specialize in treating and supporting individuals of all genders to have greater ease and overall wellness throughout the natural transitions and phases of life.
How Acupuncture Can Help
Acupuncture balances hormone regulation and the flow of Qi (vital energy) and Blood. It also calms the nervous system and boosts immunity. Through traditional Chinese diagnosis, we are able to identify patterns of disharmony, and therefore individualize treatments for each patient, as a complement to Western care provided by your physician or midwife.
Conditions Treated Include:
Menstrual & Hormonal health
PCOS, endometriosis, painful periods, PMS, PMDD, bleeding irregularities, abnormal bleeding and/or discharges, uterine fibroids, & chronic pelvic inflammation, endocrine disorders, etc.
Prostatitis, vulvodynia, UTI's, retention of urine, incontinence, etc.
Minimize side effects of prescription hormone treatments, reduce post-surgical pain, speed healing and reduce scarring
Acupuncture can be used alone or in combination with conventional assisted technologies.
Pregnancy - pre-birth
Common discomforts, including morning sickness, heartburn, indigestion, musculoskeletal pain, sciatica, edema, constipation, hemorrhoids, etc; as well as complications, including elevated blood pressure, low-lying placenta, pregnancy bleeding, etc. For patients who are ready for labor, acupuncture can be used for labor enhancement. Our labor enhancement treatments help to calm the nervous system, and promote the movement of Qi in order to prepare the body for labor & delivery. Acupuncture minimizes pain and enhances the ability to cope with uterine contractions.
Lactation and postpartum recovery
After delivery, acupuncture assists the normal recuperative process. It can help to stop bleeding and discharge, relieve backache and ease pain of the perineal area. It can also help to heal a Cesarean section incision and hasten recovery from the surgery. Acupuncture helps to restore the vital Qi energy and Blood, support milk production, and normalize the Qi and Blood flow through the abdomen. It is also ideal for preventing and assisting those suffering with post-partum depression.
Miscarriage and pregnancy termination
Acupuncture can help to restore and strengthen the vital Qi energy and Blood, as well as calm the nervous system after miscarriage or pregnancy termination.
For willing children ages 6 mos - through adolescence, we utilize gentle non-insertion shonishin techniques to help manage common respiratory, digestive, emotional and mental conditions, including the common cold, bronchitis, ear infections, bedwetting, colic, constipation, ADHD, etc.
Hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, bleeding irregularities, irritability, uro-genital difficulties, fatigue, etc.
For more info on how we can be of assistance to you and/or your family, please contact us.