Women's Reproductive Health
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are beneficial for women throughout all stages of their lives. Generally speaking, when treating ailments related to a women’s cycle, the patient can expect a course of treatment with acupuncture and herbs to take place over three cycles. Of course, everyone is different and complicated cases might take more time, but this is the general rule of thumb.
At Invigorate Acupuncture I want young girls to have a welcome place to discuss the changes they are experiencing in their bodies and discover natural ways to regain balance and to feel better. Healthy lifestyle habits that begin at this age can last a lifetime. I use acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine to assist young girls with things like: acne, irregular periods, painful periods, PMS and stress management.
Adult Reproductive Health
Many women of child-bearing age turn to Chinese medicine to help with PMS endometriosis, fibroids, amenorrhea, painful periods, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or infertility. Acupuncture treatments can work with the central nervous system, affect the endocrine system, balance hormone levels, increase blood flow to the uterus, and improve the quality of uterine lining.
Acupuncture and Pregnancy
Many women turn to acupuncture during pregnancy to ease morning sickness, swollen ankles, back pain, sciatica, headaches, constipation, hemorrhoids and heartburn because acupuncture is a safe alternative to pharmaceuticals.
In the last few weeks of pregnancy weekly treatments are recommended to soften pelvic muscles, and ligaments, help turn a breech baby and prepare the body for labor. Many women seek assistance through acupuncture as an alternative to chemical induction when they reach 40 weeks. If your body is ready, it can take 1-3 treatments to gently nudge for your body to get ready for labor.
Giving birth to a child is one of the most beautiful life-changing events a woman can experience but it is also very demanding one. It is important that mother’s take the time for self-care so that they can recover quickly and have the energy to care for their family. Many common complaints of new moms can be relieved with acupuncture and herbs, such as: low milk supply, mastitis, fatigue, postpartum depression and back pain. New mama’s are always welcome to come to treatment with their little ones!
For women undergoing this life change, Acupuncture, but especially Chinese herbal medicine can offer solutions to help make this transition easier. For women in this phase of life I often treat: Irritability, insomnia, hot flashes, night sweats and heavy menstrual cycles.
Curious about how we can help your specific condition? Book a free 15 minute consultation and we can discuss how acupuncture will improve your quality of life.
Our Potent, All-Natural Therapies That Encourage The Body To Heal Itself
Each acupuncture point has specific actions that help the body stimulate natural healing. The insertion of needles can release muscular trigger points, communicate with the central nervous system, interrupt pain signals and trigger an immune response which promotes healing.
Herbal medicine is one of the oldest and most widely used forms of therapy on planet Earth. Chinese herbal medicine is a powerful system for using nature's compounds in a precise way to not only reduce symptoms, but heal the root of the imbalance in the body.
Cupping is a technique that uses suction either from a glass cup to relieve muscle pain and tension.The suction draws fresh blood into the muscles and as the blood flow increases, the tissue gets more nutrients and oxygen. This helps with stiffness, scar tissue and muscle cramps. The better the blood flow, the more efficiently the muscles can function and heal.
What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?
While most will not experience a feeling of “pain”, one may experience a heaviness, tingling, warmth, pull, or slight ache at the insertion point. This is normal and simply means that the point has been activated. Sometimes there is no feeling at the insertion point which is okay, too.
Does Insurance Cover Acupuncture?
We do accept insurance and if you have coverage, will bill it for you! We would be happy to verify your benefits for you. We accept Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) Workman’s Compensation and personal injury will often times provide 100% coverage as will many automobile accident policies.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
Effects of the acupuncture treatment can be immediate. However, for lasting results it sometimes takes a series of treatments. For acute issues (happening for less than 6 weeks), many times just a handful of acupuncture treatments will do the trick and long term maintenance often isn’t necessary. For chronic conditions you can expect to need a series of weekly treatments for 2-3 months.
Do The Cupping Marks Hurt?
The marks left from cupping, do not actually hurt! Typically after cupping you would feel similar to that of a deep tissue massage. When muscles become tight, the blood flow is reduced and things gets stuck. By pulling up the muscle you are causing it to relax and allow new blood to flood in with fresh oxygen and nutrients while drawing up the stagnant blood. The darker the mark the more stagnation there was in the area.