Women’s Health

Whether your eventual goal is pregnancy, pain-free periods, elimination of PMS, or just greater overall balance, acupuncture can help support this process.  Acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used for thousands of years to treat a comprehensive range of women’s health concerns, including:

  • Amenorrhea
  • Painful periods
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • PMS
  • Fatigue
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Fertility
  • Perimenopause and Menopause
  • Hot flashes
  • Pregnancy
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Uterine fibroids


Acupuncture and herbal medicine offer a safe, effective support for enhancing fertility.  They can be used to:

  • Increase blood flow to the ovaries and uterus
  • Facilitate the production of a larger number of follicles
  • Reduce stress and anxiety, which can inhibit ovulation and lead to hormonal imbalances
  • Promote implantation through thickening the endometrial lining
  • Decrease the chance of miscarriage
  • Increase the effectiveness and successful outcome of IVF and other ART
  • Reduce the side effects of IVF medications
  • Decrease uterine contractility post IVF embryo transfer
  • Improve sperm count, motility and morphology

Acupuncture can increase your chances of conception if your infertility is due:

  • Cycle irregularity
  • Elevated FSH levels
  • Endometriosis
  • Dysmennorhea
  • Luteal Phase Defect (LPD)
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Poor egg quality
  • Thin, unresponsive endometrium
  • Cervical and uterine factors
  • Immunological factors
  • Ovulation factors
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Advanced maternal age

While starting acupuncture at any point is still beneficial, it’s recommended to begin acupuncture at least three months prior to trying to conceive.  This maximizes creating healthy, quality follicles/eggs, balancing hormones, and getting the body as a whole in the best condition for conception to occur.  Treatment is ideally given weekly.


Acupuncture helps support women throughout pregnancy to optimize the chances of having the healthiest pregnancy possible.  Acupuncture can help address:

  • Morning sickness
  • Back and pelvic pain
  • Leg cramps
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Fatigue
  • Acupressure for pain relief during labor
  • Smoother labor
  • Postpartum support