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Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine excel at supporting women’s health through all stages of life.  From the earliest days of menstruation through fertility and pregnancy, menopause and beyond, we are here to support your vibrant health and wellbeing, alleviate discomfort, and help you gain a better understanding of your body and what your symptoms mean.  Our practitioners always evaluate your individual presentation to curate a treatment strategy that is the best fit for you.  Complementing acupuncture with herbal medicine, essential oils, dietary recommendations, emotional healing and mindfulness speeds relief of symptoms, empowers you to more deeply care for your health, and broadens your wellness.  (Patients are frequently amazed and surprised at additional physical and emotional discomforts that subside as they continue treatment!)  Below are some of the myriad of ways we nurture women’s health.  Schedule today to experience greater wellbeing!  

Menstrual Cycle

Your period does not have to hurt!  Many women live with menstrual pain, headaches, moodiness, digestive issues, and hormone imbalance, among other issues, without realizing that these symptoms are indicative of a pattern of imbalance rather than a necessity.  We typically see improvement with hormonal issues very quickly and recommend three months of regular acupuncture to shift and hold lasting change.  Your practitioner will work with you to identify your personal diagnosis and treatment plan.

  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Blood Clots
  • Headaches
  • Acne
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Irregular Cycles
  • Amenorrhea
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Fibroids
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Breast Cysts
  • Yeast Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Vaginal Discharge

Fertility & Pregnancy

Please see our page on Fertility & Pregnancy for more about our approach to supporting you!  It gives us great joy to support you on your journey to and during pregnancy as well as postpartum recovery.  These are some of the conditions we have treated with great success:

  • Irregular Cycles
  • Luteal Phase Defect
  • Amenorrhea
  • Poor Egg Quality
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Unexplained Infertility
  • Recurrent Miscarriages
  • Hypothyroid
  • Autoimmune Conditions
  • Great success in supporting women who are undergoing IVF and IUI!
  • Safe and healthy alleviation of symptoms during pregnancy and nourishment during the postpartum period


Similar to the menstrual years of women’s lives, most women do not realize that menopausal symptoms are indicative of a pattern of imbalance and do not have to be their new “normal”.  Chinese medicine refers to these years as your “second spring” and for good reason: they can be a golden time of renewing your sense of self, discovering or reclaiming interests, stepping into your confidence and wisdom, and opening yourself to transformation. Let us share the wisdom of Chinese medicine with you to help you feel and be your best self!

  • Hot Flashes
  • Nightsweats
  • Poor Sleep
  • Thinning Hair
  • Dry Skin
  • Irritability
  • Foggy Thinking
  • Bone Health
  • Weight Management
  • Uncovering a new sense of purpose and identity at this stage in your life

Endocrine Health

Acupuncture has an amazing impact on your entire endocrine system, including the hormones that relate to your menstrual cycle and menopause.  We often see many of these hormonal and endocrine issues go hand in hand, often exacerbated by lifestyle, stress, diet, and demands upon oneself.  Whether menstrual imbalance, thyroid disorder, adrenal fatigue or other endocrine issue, these disorders are often an opportunity to awaken oneself to healing, illuminate the areas of life that call for attention, and become more loving and gentle with oneself.  Common endocrine conditions we support include (please also see our page on Autoimmune Disorders):

  • Hypothyroid, including Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Hyperthyroid
  • High Cortisol Levels
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Diabetes
  • Weight Management
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Hormonal and Reproductive Health
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress and Emotional Wellbeing