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Menstrual Disorder/Infertility

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Effectively Treat Menstrual Tension and Period Pain, Infertility or Menopausal Symptoms

PMS and Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps)
Menopause and Perimenopause Related Symptoms
Enhance Egg Quality
Enhance Quality of the Uterine Lining
Reduce the Chances of Uterine Contraction After IVF Procedures

PMS and Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramp

For some women, menstruation may be accompanied by unpleasant symptoms for example a percentage of women experience abdominal pain, commonly referred to as ‘cramps’ and medically referred to as dysmenorrhea. Self-medication with ‘pain-killers’ may have little effect and the ‘Pill’ is often prescribed for young women. This is not the best solution. Acupuncture at the right time in the menstrual cycle, can help. It is based on the principle that our health is dependent on the balanced functioning of the body’s motivating energy, known as Qi. Qi flows throughout the body, but is concentrated in channels beneath the skin, known as meridians. The aim of treatment is to restore the balance between the equal and opposite qualities of Qi, namely the Yin and the Yang. Acupuncture a centuries old procedure, uses very fine needle to stimulate specified points, selected in accordance with the patient’s unique malady and basic constitution. Its strongest feature is its ability to treat conditions for which conventional medicine has no answer, no treatment and no relief other than with potential unpleasant side effects.

Another frequent problem with menstruation that some women experience is distressing physical, psychological and behavioral changes, collectively known as Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS). These changes may include headache, backache, fatigue, feeling bloated, breast tenderness, depression, irritability, unusually aggressive feeling and social withdrawal. Conventional medicine may treat the symptoms of PMS with diuretics, antidepressants or high doses of progesterone which make symptoms worse. TCM sees the person as an integral mind and body and so does not treat just symptoms. It stimulates the body’s natural healing potential by treating the root causes. There are no invasive procedures and drug therapies with known and unknown side effects.

Menopause and Perimenopause Related Symptoms

At some point in a woman’s life, she will stop menstruating altogether. This is the menopause sometimes known as the ‘change of life’. Whilst menopause can be taken as an opportunity for growth and development, it can be a time of difficulty for some women. It can be a time for emotional distress, anxiety or depression with physical symptoms such as hot flushes, intermittent bleeding, palpitations, weight gain, insomnia and headaches. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) still poses many questions regarding safety especially for long term use. Menopause can be helped made much smoother through TCM. The practitioner can help bring about regulation and harmony giving the women another avenue rather than the question whether to use or not to use HRT. Acupuncture is effective for helping menopausal symptoms.

In Chiro Pain Care Center, we also utilize herbal medicine to supplement declining estrogen and progesterone level NATURALLY has proven effective to restore hormonal balance. Treatment will aim to treat the specific symptoms that are unique to each individual.


The benefits of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in treatment for infertile couples can be found in early Chinese medical literature dating back to the 11AD. Not only do these techniques assist in regulating the menstrual cycle and invigorating the sperm, but they also serve to enhance the whole body.

European Research Study proves that acupuncture increases pregnancy rates for women undergoing In-Vitro Fertilization. The study concludes that acupuncture seems to be a useful tool for improving pregnancy rate after ART. This study has been reported on the national news and in US medical journals, prompting an increase in referrals from medical doctors for the use of acupuncture in IVF procedures.

Two groups totaling 160 subjects, each received a standard in-vitro procedure (IVF). One group, however, also received acupuncture therapy before and after implantation. The non-acupuncture in-vitro group had a 26.3% pregnancy rate, while the group of women who received acupuncture showed a 42.5% success rate.

Acupuncture has been clinically proven to:

*Enhance Egg Quality

Test results of clients who have undergone acupuncture have shown that the egg quality significantly improves.

*Enhance the Quality of the Uterine Lining

A healthy uterine lining is necessary to help with embryo implantation and to grow a healthy baby. Acupuncture improves the flow of healthy blood into the uterus.

*Reduce the Chances of Uterine Contraction After IVF Procedures

Acupuncture relaxes the patient and the uterus so it won’t contract and expel the fertilized egg.

Infertility treatment is an option for men and women who haven’t been successful with Western Medicine or to be used as an addition to modern medical treatments being undertaken. Treatments in Chiro Pain Care Center are beneficial as they have minimal side effects and treatments can also reduce theside effects of Western medicines being taken. Current studies suggest that acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in-vitro fertilization. The pregnancy rate of IVF treatment is significantly increased, especially when acupuncture is administered on the day of embryo transfer. The patient’s body is strengthened and balanced so that IVF, GIFT, ZIFT, ICSI, AHT and TET procedures are more effective. Patients have increased positivity, relaxation and health which increase chances for successful conception.

During Pregnancy

Women can be treated during pregnancy for a variety of conditions such as back pain and nausea. The doctors of Chiro Pain Care Center have exceptional experience in this area and can make you far more comfortable during these 9 months. Acupuncture treatment during pregnancy benefits both baby and mother – enhancing the health of the mother, preventing complications and influencing the development of the baby.