women’s health

Help for Women's Issues:
Acupuncture can support women of all ages from puberty,
adolescence to menopausal and elderly for our continued empowering growth.
Let it be a natural and healthy support for your mind and body.

11Menstrual Problem
One of the most fundamental elements Oriental Medicine stresses about women’s health is their balanced menstrual cycle. Menstrual cycle can be a good indicator of a woman's general health. We can help alleviate Premenstrual Syndrome and menstrual cramping. These symptoms may include:

•acne
•bloating
•fatigue
•backaches
•sore breasts
•headaches
•constipation
•diarrhea
•food cravings
•depression/anxiety
•irritability
•difficulty concentrating
•difficulty handling stress

Anemia in Pregnancy
Anemia, iron deficiency is a common condition in pregnancy. It means that the number and/or size of the person’s red blood cells which carry oxygen around your body and to your baby are below normal.
Since Iron helps create red blood cells you can help reduce your risk of anemia by eating foods that contain iron all throughout your pregnancy. These include:
• Red meats
• Poultry (dark meat)
• Fortified breakfast cereals (check the box to see if the cereal contains iron)
• Oatmeal
• Blackstrap molasses
• Spinach and other dark leafy green vegetables
• Baked potato, with skin
• Cooked or dried beans and peas
• Raisins, dates, prunes, figs, apricots

Low Back Pain
While it is fairly common, back pain during pregnancy (or menstrual cycle) should not be accepted as just part of the process. To help make your pregnancy as pleasant as possible and facilitate an easier delivery, back pain should be always be addressed as quickly as possible and managed throughout your pregnancy.
Low back pain of long duration (several weeks or months) during pregnancy is a predictor for post partum back pain. For this reason pregnant women are encouraged to seek appropriate treatment for back pain during pregnancy.

Breech Baby
By 38 weeks, most of babies turn head down by themselves yet every year, thousands of women have C-sectionsoften it's because the baby's in a breech position. Today it’s known that acupuncture may turn the baby and spare some pregnant women from having surgery. The acupuncture breech treatment is best done between36 - 38 weeks, however, there are many cases of babies turning only days before the delivery.
The exact reason why certain acupuncture point can turn the breeched baby is unknown, but acupuncture has been recognized by scientific study is that it relaxes the muscle layer of uterine wall which increase fetal activity.

Preventing Miscarriage
Acupuncture is a natural and healthy alternative to prevent miscarriage. By promoting overall health and proper circulation throughout the body, making uterus the best environment for fetus to grow - (promote circulation to the uterus, support healthy egg maturation, and ensure healthy uterine lining.) While women go through major hormonal change during pregnancy, acupuncture assists the body in managing stress better and reduces anxiety. For those who are susceptible to miscarriage, it is recommended to get weekly treatments through 16th week.

Breast Feeding Problem
Consult with your pediatrician or midwife first about your difficulty producing breast milk. Find causes of difficulty and you may able to improve the flow of milk yourself. You may want to revise your nursing posture and/or your overall energy. Are you having a back, arm, shoulder pain and so on? Nursing can be affected by stiffness at these areas of body and it is essential to take care yourself by ridding tightness for better milk production.

• Chew carefully and well when eating
• Eat lightly (no heavy greasy foods)
• If you are feeling stressful do something fun! Ask help for your husband, friends, or care giver.
• Shoulder stiffness can also be alleviated by massage.
• Take lots of power nap.

Postpartum Acupuncture
Post partum can be challenging time in women's life.Some women recover quickly while others take longer to return to a state of well being. Treatments facilitate for your balanced, comfortable, and harmonious state of Qi, and gently bringing you back to yourself. Regular Acupuncture treatments can alleviate these symptoms:

• Depression/anxiety
• Weight gain
• Fatigue
• Insomnia
• Irritability
• Inability to concentrate
• Headaches
• Low back pain

Hormonal Change/ Menopause
Menopause is not only caused by declined ovary functions but domestic, work, and social environment, emotional wellbeing and personality can interchangeably be the cause of many symptoms.
Acupuncture can balance one’s autonomic nervous systems which alleviate different menopausal symptoms. Regular medical check ups are very important at this time.
Acupuncture work on both mind and body that your symptoms and emotion can get better simultaneously. Oriental Medicine is highly recommended for alleviating menopausal symptoms:

• Hot flashes and/or night sweats
• Headaches
• Vaginal dryness and lowered libido
• Mood swings and/or depression
• Insomnia
• Reduction in bone density
• Bladder infections and/or frequent urination

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Patient Testimonial: printed with permission

I found great pain relief and improved health with your acupuncture services. Thank you! You were able to help me with pre-natal pain, helped induce my labor without drugs, decreased my post-natal pain, helped me recover more quickly from a traumatizing birth experience, healed damaged muscle and ligaments in my shoulder, dramatically improved the arthritic pain in my hands, and increased the quantity of breast milk I was producing while nursing as well as decreasing my back and neck pain brought on by nursing a very active baby.
I would and have recommended you to others and will continue to do so. You are efficient, friendly, knowledgeable, and you bring relief.
Thank you!

Meghan C from Woburn