Acupuncture and Women’s Health
At The Emperor’s Medicine, we are well-known for our expertise in women's health and have been specializing in women's health for over 17 years. By combining Oriental medicine and functional medicine to help a wide variety of conditions, our clinic has helped thousands of women regain their health by balancing their hormones, improving circulation, and correcting the root cause of their health issues. Every patient is provided with a customized treatment plan based on their specific case.
Our Specialty Women's Health Services
Women's health issues are often complex and require a comprehensive approach. However, traditional Western medicine often fails to address the root cause of a woman's health issue. At The Emperor's Medicine, we take a holistic approach to women's health, which means that we treat the whole person, not just the symptoms in order to find the root cause of imbalances and correct them. By taking this comprehensive approach, we specialize in different areas of Women's health, such as:
Infertility is defined as not having become pregnant after one year of having regular sexual intercourse without the use of birth control. There are many reasons for infertility in women. Infertility acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and functional medicine combined have been used successfully in our clinic to improve fertility in both men and women. Our practitioners have advanced certifications in working with infertility in both women and men and we have helped hundreds of women get pregnant here at The Emperor's Medicine. Although our fertility patients can have treatments at any time in their fertility journey we suggest our three-month fertility program to prepare the body for pregnancy.
A lack of a menstrual period. This could be due to many reasons. What we see most commonly in our office is dysfunction with the reproductive organs. With our expert staff at The Emperor’s Medicine, we will find the root cause of the dysfunction and correct it.
Endometriosis is one of the leading causes of pelvic pain and infertility. Many women with endometriosis have zero symptoms. According to The Mayo Clinic, symptoms can include painful periods, pelvic pain during intercourse or bowel movements, and very heavy periods. One thing you can do to help heal from endometriosis is to find a local acupuncturist who knows how to treat endometriosis. We have helped many women at The Emperor's Medicine with endometriosis regain their health using acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been improving endometriosis-related infertility for centuries. Several herbal formulas have even been shown to shrink endometrial lesions in studies. Chinese herbal formulas are best when taken as customized formulas, which is why working with an experienced acupuncturist who can prescribe them is ideal. Try to work with an acupuncturist six to 12 weeks before an IVF if possible, to really reap the benefits. These tools help your body calm inflammation, improving body chemistry, so the eggs in subsequent cycles can be their healthiest and not as damaged by the impacts of inflammation.
Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and functional medicine combined are very effective in easing the transition to menopause. All are beneficial in treating hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, insomnia, weight gain, and balancing hormones. We have over 17 years of experience in helping women with hormonal imbalances due to perimenopause and menopause.
There has been much clinical research on the effectiveness of using acupuncture with IVF increasing the success rate by 50 percent. Increasing blood flow to the ovaries during the stimulation phase of IVF improves the effectiveness of the drug.
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
PCOS is a hormonal disorder that impacts millions of women and is a common cause of infertility. Women with PCOS do not ovulate, they have irregular periods or no period. At The Emperor’s Medicine, we treat many PCOS patients by stimulating ovulation and regulating their periods using acupuncture, functional medicine, Chinese herbal formulas, and dietary suggestions. These treatments have been very successful for our patients.
Uterine Fibroids are benign uterine growths of smooth muscle. Women with uterine fibroids usually have heavy periods that last more than a week, abdominal cramps, spotting or bleeding in-between periods, and difficulty emptying the bladder with larger fibroids. We are seeing an increasing number of women at The Emperor’s Medicine with uterine fibroids and we find acupuncture and Chinese herbs to be very effective in shrinking small fibroids and regulating the menstrual cycle.
Root of Health Issues Addressed and not Covered Up
"So, before I started coming to see Dr.Selma, I was definitely having some issues with feeling anxious, I had an ear that was really clogged up and so many other health issues too. And what I really liked about Dr. Selma and my first visit with her, my consultation is that she talked about how we are going to treat the root of the problem to get to all of the problems that we are talking about. So, I have discovered over these months that I have been here, things are starting to peel away, and healing, and feeling so much better about so many things but, it takes time to do that, and then you discover that things are being healed because you went to the root of the problem and did not try to just fix it with a band-aid, and that’s really important."
No More Terrible Menstrual Cycles, Anxiety and Knee Pain
"I have been helped so much by acupuncture at The Emperor's Medicine that I have sent 7 members of my family and several co-workers and friends to be helped here too! I went in a sceptic but am now a true believer in this healing art! Dr. Selma is kind, easy to talk to, a good listener and a very talented acupuncturist. She has helped me with a multitude of issues and though it sounds dramatic, I credit her and acupuncture with changing my life. She ended terrible heavy menstrual cycles I had been having for years, eased my anxiety during a stressful time in my life, has eased my knee pain, and generally has made me feel better! I am so thankful for Dr. Selma!"
The Benefits of Acupuncture for Women’s Health
Acupuncture is a holistic approach to medicine that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of health conditions. It is based on the belief that there is an energy force, known as qi, flowing throughout the body. When this flow is disrupted, it can lead to illness and disease. Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to restore balance and promote healing. A few of the many benefits of acupuncture include:
Reducing stress and anxiety
Improving sleep quality
Regulating hormone levels
Easing the symptoms of menopause
Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for many women’s health conditions. If you are struggling with any of the issues mentioned above, please contact us to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to develop a personalized treatment plan to help you regain your health and improve your quality of life.
We are proud to provide women with the support they need to navigate their health and fertility challenges. Our three-month fertility program is designed to help patients conceive with less stress while improving outcomes. We offer customized care based on each patient's specific needs. If you are interested in learning more about our fertility program, or if you have any questions, please contact us today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your fertility treatment options.