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.
“Kate has been such a wonderful care provider for my family and has made such a difference in our lives. She is very knowledgeable and so easy to talk to. My oldest daughter has benefited tremendously from her acupuncture treatments. Kate is honest and her goal is to get you feeling better and not to have you come back every so often unless she thinks you really need it.
Location is great. Plenty of parking and the office is so nice, welcoming and relaxing. Thanks Kate for helping C. feel better. What a wonderful testimony of your talent!”
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.
“I started coming to Kate because primarily to deal with two issues: severe TMJ pain and pain due to endometriosis. I was initially a bit skeptical that acupuncture would work for me, but even after a month I began to notice huge improvements. My jaw pain all but went away and my pelvic pain was much more manageable. what I really like about Kate is that she provides holistic care for her patients: she not only provides acupuncture, but also prescribes different herbal mixes that are unique to your specific situation. As my TMJ issues subsided, we began to work on depression, which I didn’t even know acupuncture could help with! Because my spouse and I are trying to conceive, I wanted to get off of all medication, including mood stabilizers. Kate switched up my herbs to help with my moods, and our acupuncture sessions also focused on my emotional wellbeing. She has been incredibly helpful in this area of my life as well! I am so grateful for being able to work with Kate! ”
“Kate has helped me so much through my fertility journey and her beautiful office is an oasis where stress just melts away. I plan to keep coming throughout my pregnancy.”
Acupuncture and Pregnancy
Often people use acupuncture to assist them with fertility, but the benefits do not stop once conception occurs. 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.
“My doctor recommended getting acupuncture during IVF and I wish I would have listened the first time around. I started seeing Kate during my second IVF cycle, and immediately noticed I wasn’t having a strong of reactions to the fertility meds as the first time around, and was able to handle the stress and anxiety better. Kate understands the process and the medications and gives lifestyle and diet advice without being pushy. When I became pregnant, I continued to see Kate and she has helped me through terrible nausea, vertigo and migraines. I’m not sure how I would have made it through the first few months without her!”
Some obstetricians recommend patients try acupuncture when the baby is in a breech position. Traditionally the burning of an herb called mugwort above the skin is used. This technique has been done for centuries for this purpose. Research shows that this technique is most successful prior to 37 weeks.
In the last few weeks of pregnancy weekly treatments are recommended to soften pelvic muscles, and ligaments, and prepare the body for labor. If labor induction becomes medically necessary, often women seek assistance through acupuncture as an alternative to chemical induction. If your body is ready, it can take 1-3 treatments to gently nudge for your body to get ready for labor.
“Several friends recommended acupuncture during late pregnancy to help move labor along. After doing some research (did you know acupuncture can even help turn a breech baby?!?) I came across Kate and Invigorate Acupuncture. I booked an appointment 2 days before my scheduled induction.
The building her practice is in is charming and the treatment rooms are very relaxing. Being new to acupuncture, Kate was very thorough and reassuring, explaining the steps and what to expect. The treatment itself was surprisingly relaxing and took about 45 minutes.
Now for the most important part – did it work? Within several hours I was having consistent contractions. They continued over the next 24 hours and by the time I went into the hospital, I was only in active labor for 2.5 hours. The delivery was much easier than my previous one and I delivered a healthy, beautiful baby girl!
I would highly recommend Invigorate Acupuncture for anyone dealing with pregnancy woes, or looking to naturally induce 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!
“I decided to try acupuncture for post partum depression and Invigorate acupuncture was recommended to me. I was not wanting to use medication because I was nursing my baby and I was pleasantly surprised to find that Kate (the acupuncturist here) was very educated, helpful, and supportive especially about my postpartum issues. Her treatments helped me tremendously and within a month I felt back to my old self. She educated me on what happens to my body after childbirth and what was currently happening in my body with nursing, hormones, etc. I have been to other acupuncture clinics and they have never explained to me what was happening in my body and not only did Kate do this but she also explained what to expect from the treatments I was receiving. I felt empowered and capable after every visit. Also, at a later visit I had severe pain in my wrist that had lasted several weeks . I could barely move it. She treated it and massaged it, too and it was amazing. The pain disappeared and she even went so far as to research the condition I had and emailed me the name, condition, cause and treatment. That is what I call 5 star service!! I would highly recommend her!!”
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.
“I should preface this review by stating that I was very skeptical about whether or not this “alternative” would really help me to feel better. I was initially referred for severe headaches and upper neck/back pain but have been additionally treated for the symptoms of menopause and hip/joint pain. After 10 sessions, much of my pain is gone and I have been able to eliminate many of the prescription medications I have been taking.Kate Campos is a skilled and gentle presence. She has been thoughtful and creative in finding the best treatment for the underlying issues and whatever presents on any given day. I have asked many questions about treatment and procedure and Kate will take the time to answer in detail and, very often, follow-up with articles from professional literature. I am very grateful for the excellent care I have received at Invigorate Acupuncture.”