Women's Health

 

Acupuncture can be effective in balancing hormone levels, regulating the menstrual cycle, and increasing circulation which benefits the uterus.

 

Conditions that can benefit from acupuncture

  • endometriosis

  • fibroids

  • PCOS

  • vaginal discharge

  • menstrual problems

    •    acne

    •    amenorrhea (no period)

    •    bloating

    •    breast distention

    •    cramps

    •    depression

    •    dysmenorrhea (painful periods)

    •    heavy flow

    •    irregular period

    •    irritability

    •    premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

    •    skipped periods

  • menopausal symptoms

    •    dryness

    •    emotional distress

    •    hot flashes

    •    night sweats

    •    poor sleep

  • pregnancy issues

    •    constipation

    •    hemorrhoids

    •    infertility

    •    low back pain

    •    morning sickness

    •    postpartum depression and exhaustion

    •    sciatica 

 

Fertility Support

Acupuncture addresses subtle imbalances which can lead to fertility problems.  It can help reduce stress that can inhibit fertility. Acupuncture can help increase the number of follicles produced either with medication or without. Additionally it can assist in thickening the endometrial lining and decrease side effects of reproductive assistance medications.

 

Numerous studies have shown that acupuncture can increase the efficacy of in-vitro fertilization.  A 2006 Study published in Fertility and Sterility concluded that Acupuncture significantly improves the reproductive outcome of IVF/ICSI, compared with no acupuncture. In a 2014 Cochrane Review of the role of acupuncture in women’s reproductive health concluded there is preliminary data indicating acupuncture may improve menstrual health and coping for women experiencing delays falling pregnant. There is experimental data showing that acupuncture can influence female reproductive functioning, although the actual mechanisms involved are not yet clarified. Further well-conducted clinical research would benefit our understanding of the usefulness of acupuncture to women’s health.

Colleen O'Neill, MAc

Licensed Acupuncturist

Depew Health Center

4974 Transit Rd

Depew NY 14043

Telephone : ​(716) 685-9631

Email : oneillacupuncture@gmail.com

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