Acupuncture for women's health in San Francisco

Chinese medicine and acupuncture have been helping women with gynecological concerns and conception for thousands of years.  It is a safe, effective, natural and preventative tool for women that leads to long-term health solutions. Many women lead fast-pace demanding lifestyles and this can be a recipe for increased stress and anxiety, adrenal fatigue, poor immunity and digestion, hormonal imbalances, severe PMS and menopause symptoms, irregular cycles and infertility.  Chinese medicine views the body holistically by looking at the whole individual, not just the symptoms.  By understanding both, better health can be achieved in conjunction with each individual's specific health goal. From the first period to menopause acupuncture and Chinese medicine can alleviate the challenges many women encounter.  


clinical evidence has been shown to 

  • Regulate the menstrual cycle
  • Increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries
  • Normalize endocrine and hormone systems that regulate ovulation
  • Improve egg quality
  • Balance hormones to regulate PMS symptoms such as painful cramps, breast pain, emotions and headaches
  • Increase pregnancy rates in IVF and IUI's
  • Reduce stress and anxiety and improve sleep

Acupuncture & chinese medicine can be effective in treating 

  • Premenstrual symptoms
  • Perimenopausal symptoms
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Irregular or painful menstruation (Dysmenorrhea) 
  • Amenorrhea (absence of a period)
  • Migraines
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Infertility
  • Morning sickness
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) support:  IUI, IVF
  • Postpartum depression
  • Egg freezing
  • Menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, anxiety and insomnia
  • Sexual dysfunction such as painful intercourse, vaginal dryness, low libido
  • Reoccurring yeast and bacterial infections 

During pregnancy

Receiving support through acupuncture is a safe, gentle and proactive way to optimize health during pregnancy.  It can help relieve morning sickness, heart burn, headaches, fatigue, insomnia, lower back and pelvic pain, swelling, a breeched baby and postpartum depression.  


Other modalities used to treat women's health

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Herbal therapy:  western supplements and Chinese herbs 
  • Lifestyle suggestions