Women's Health

As a woman, you'll face unique challenges in each decade of life. Our goal is to help you reach your fullest potential through good physical, mental, and emotional health, so you can be healthy at every age!

Balancing Hormones and Restoring Your Health

Every woman’s health care needs are unique. We offer a natural and integrative approach to women’s health, using advanced diagnostic methods, acupuncture, nutrition, herbal medicine, therapeutic-grade supplements, and lifestyle counseling to treat the underlying cause of your symptoms to promote health and vitality.

These are a very safe, natural and effective way to retore balance to the endocrine system, enhance fertility, support you throughout each stage of pregnancy, restore health and wellness post-partum, as well as, address most menstrual and menopausal issues. They can be used as a complement to any western medical approaches you may already be utilizing.

Teens & Adolescents

As a young woman, hormone levels are dramatically shifting. This is a crucial time, as it is often a time when doctors suggest hormones to treat common symptoms that teens may be facing such as stress, anxiety, PMS, and irregular cycles.

As we know, hormones such as the birth control pill can potentially offer you relief, but it will not fix the underlying imbalance causing the symptoms. Then many years down the road when you want to get off the hormones, or want to conceive, that imbalance is still there. These imbalances are a sign that the hormones are not functioning optimally, and now is the time to correct them, so that you can start out strong on the road to life-long health.

I love working with young women to balance hormones, treat symptoms such as:

  • Acne
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Irregular or absent menstrual cycles
  • Mood changes & PMS
  • Stress
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If hormone symptoms go untreated, then a variety of issues can emerge. They begin to take root and cause more pronounced signs and symptoms.

Some common symptoms of imbalance you may be experiencing may include:

  • Adrenal deficiency
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Infertility & Miscarriages
  • Insomnia
  • Irregular or absent menstrual cycle
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • PMS & PMDD
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Thyroid disorders
It is my passion to treat these conditions, because as a woman, I know what it’s like to feel healthy and vibrant, but I also know how horrible it can feel when hormones are not in balance. Together we can begin to go deeper into root causes of illness as we re-balance your physiology and establish a strong foundation for health.

Fertility & Pregnancy

Having a healthy foundation is essential and can greatly increase your chances for conception, either naturally or with the help of reproductive procedures. Taking the time to prepare your body for conception and pregnancy not only produces healthier egg quality, but it also creates an optimal environment for your growing baby.

Acupuncture is completely safe during pregnancy, and is proven to be extremely beneficial and effective for a variety of common ailments you may experience while you are with child. We can also help prepare the body for labor, and create a smooth transition into the fourth trimester. Please visit the fertility & pregnancy page to learn more.

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Postpartum Care

While the early postpartum period is a time of great joy, it can also be a very challenging time for some women. There are often many psychological, emotional, and social changes that take time during this fourth trimester.

Acupuncture, nutrition, and whole food supplements are very safe for mom and baby, and can be used to heal and strengthen the body to address any postpartum issues that may arise.

Some common reasons for treatment may include:

  • Postpartum anxiety & depression
  • Hormone regulation
  • Fatigue
  • Insufficient lactation
  • Mastitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Pain and scar tissue repair
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

The pelvic floor refers to the muscles and ligaments that attach on the pelvis and support the abdomen. These muscles control bladder and bowel function. The symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction vary for different people. It is estimated that one-quarter of US women are affected by pelvic floor disorders, they may have pain in the perineal region, pain with sexual intercourse, tail bone or groin pain. Pelvic floor dysfunction can also be linked to issues such as incontinence, constipation, and infertility.

Pelvic floor dysfunction can result from a perfectly normal pregnancy and childbirth. It can also be related to pelvic infections, low back pain, surgery, weakened or tight pelvic muscles.

Inactive, weak, or tight muscles can be activated and released with gentle acupuncture stimulation, this creates direct communication between the pelvic floor muscles and the central nervous system, allowing for the neural reintegration and readjustment of your muscles, thus reducing pain signals.

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If you have any of these signs and symptoms associated with pelvic floor dysfunction, we can help:

  • Bowel strain or constipation
  • Discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • Muscle spasms in the pelvis
  • Pain “down there”
  • Pressure in the pelvis region or rectum
  • Urinary issues (incontinence, painful, urgent, or incomplete urination)

Perimenopause and Menopause

Menopause can be a big transition for women on both a physical and emotional level. The healthier and more balanced your body is before menopause begins the smoother the transition will be. However, there are many things we can do to alleviate the unpleasant symptoms that arise after menopause has already begun.

There is hope beyond hormone replacement therapy! If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, then this is a very important time to seek care. By treating the body as a whole, and supporting the entire endocrine system, we can support and help you to move through this transition with greater ease and less symptoms.

As hormone levels decline, you can feel like a completely different person, experiencing a wide range of symptoms that include:

  • Hot flashes & night sweats
  • Insomnia
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Libido changes
  • Mood swings
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain