25 August

Postpartum Care for the New Mother

You worked so hard to have the baby. Now your bundle of joy is finally here and you realize that the real work has just begun! As a recent mother, I understand the challenges of the immediate postpartum period, and I am happy to say that acupuncture, acupressure, and herbal medicine can be of great […]

18 December

Eating well during menopause and andropause

Good nutrition remains a cornerstone of good health, no matter what stage of life we are in. During major life transitions such as menopause and andropause, your dietary needs tend to change. Eating well is an art that should bring you as much pleasure as nourishment. Yet somehow this art can become complicated rather quickly. […]

12 December

Acupuncture for menopause symptoms

As women enter the autumn of their reproductive years, major physiological changes occur that may give rise to symptoms of menopause. Like a plant going through many changes with the cycle of the seasons, it is natural for a woman in her middle years to cease menstruating on a regular cycle and to experience mild […]

15 October

Acupuncture for Menopause

Menopause is a transitional period marking the cessation of ovulation in a woman’s body. Symptoms manifest as a woman’s body tries to adapt to decreasing amounts of estrogen. Varying from mild to severe, symptoms can include hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, fatigue, mood swings, memory loss, dryness, headaches, joint pain and weight gain. With its […]

8 October

Acupuncture for pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care

Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman’s life. Many women report feeling healthier than they have ever felt before; however, the physical growth of the baby and changes in hormone levels can bring about pain, discomfort and a variety of health problems. Acupuncture and Chinese¬†medicine can provide a safe, effective way to address many […]

28 September

Acupuncture for PMS

Gynecological conditions, including premenstrual syndrome (PMS), fibroids, endometriosis, menopause and infertility are some of the problems treated most successfully by acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine has long recognized that health and vitality can be sustained over a woman’s lifetime by restoring balance within the body and supporting the natural production of essential hormones. Premenstrual […]

25 September

Acupuncture for Bladder Health

Incontinence and urinary tract disorders commonly arise as one gets older, especially for women over 50. One reason the risk for incontinence increases as we age is because the bladder lining starts losing elasticity which, in turn, reduces its ability to store urine. This can result in frequent and urgent bouts of urination. If this […]

7 October

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Lactation and New Mothers

Many women after childbirth struggle with insufficient lactation. This condition can cause an extreme amount of grief and worry in parents. Many women feel very guilty if they cannot produce enough breast milk and feel a great amount of shame. One treatment option for insufficient lactation is a combination of acupuncture, herbs and cupping therapy.

16 February

Strawberries and blueberries for heart health

A large new study published in Circulation has found that a diet high in strawberries and blueberries can reduce heart attack risk in women. The study followed almost 100,000 25-42 year old women for 18 years. The researchers found that women who ate three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries a week were 34% […]

22 May

Acupuncture for Fertility Treatments

Oriental medicine has a long history when it comes to enhancing reproductive health and fertility for both men and women. In fact, evidence that acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used to aid fertility can be found in early medical literature dating back to 3 AD. Statistics state that one in five couples over the […]