Women's Disease

For women facing issues related to menopause, polycystic ovarian syndrome, digestive issues, urinary problems, endometriosis and fibroids, relief from symptoms should found through Shanghai Chinese Medicine

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Women's health

The ultimate goal is to achieve optimum overall health physically, emotionally and spiritually. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself when you have the tools and know how to use them to promote your own health and fertility.

PCOS

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Can Integrative Acupuncture Help?

Research supports that acupuncture and integrative medicine can help improve PCOS symptoms. Integrative medicine can support the endocrine system (hormone) system, promoting regular ovulation, healthy glucose metabolism and more .

Some of the most common symptoms of PCOS include:

  • Absent or infrequent menstrual cycles

  • Infertility

  • Thinning hair

  • Acne

  • Growth of hair on chest, chin or other areas often seen in males – Hirsutism

  • Elevated level of testosterone

  • Insulin resistance

  • Weight gain

  • Depression or anxiety

High cholesterol, endometrial cancer, metabolic syndrome and obesity are some of the risks for women with PCOS in addition to high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

Menopause

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Menopause is a natural life transition. We offer tools to reduce menopausal symptoms, improve the quality of life, and balance hormones naturally.

We realize that while some women in Arizona experience few unpleasant side effects when going through menopause, others are not so lucky.  From hot flashes and night sweats to fatigue, mood swings, insomnia, vaginal dryness or pain and loss of libido, the symptoms can be life-changing.  We provide menopause therapy that may include a focus on nutrition, acupuncture, herbal medicine or other treatments depending on your unique set of circumstances.  Natural menopause relief is possible, and you can get your life back.  Our women’s health specialists have helped transform the lives of many women suffering through menopause.

Postpartum

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Acupuncture, nutrition therapy and herbal medicine can support postpartum moms.

As long as women have given birth, they have struggled with the effects of dropping hormone levels following childbirth. Our approach in treating postpartum recovery is to use herbs, acupuncture, moxibustion, and lifestyle suggestions with warmth and compassion, knowing that this is a challenging transition in a new mother’s life. It has been understood in Asian that a woman sacrifices a great deal of “Qi” (energy) and “Blood” (blood and hormones) during the gestational process and is in a deficient state following childbirth. We understand that the new couple, following the intense joy of birth, may be facing new roles and stresses in the family relationship that add a component to the common list of postpartum ailments, which are as follows:

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • insomnia

  • irritability

  • fatigue

  • confusion and lack of clear thinking

  • rapid emotional fluctuations

  • constipation

  • abdominal pain

  • vaginal bleeding

  • dizziness

  • weight gain

Vulvodynia

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Relax & Rest

The current treatment for this condition is multifaceted.  According to UCLA’s Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, “No one therapy has been proven successful and up to 50% of women, even after treatment of vulvodynia, continue to experience pain that interferes with general functioning and can prevent sexual intercourse (About CNSR, n.d.).  The treatments range from biofeedback, pelvic floor therapy to hormonal creams and topical pain creams.  There is even a surgery where they remove the vestibule called a vestibulectomy.
There is emerging evidence that acupuncture can provide relief from this condition. At Shanghai Chinese Medicine, we have treated this condition with good success.  
If you are looking for alternatives for treating vulvodynia, give acupuncture and Chinese medicine a try.

Endometriosis

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Healing Your Entire Body

Some women who have endometriosis are not even aware of it, while others experience substantial pain.  This condition can be caused by hormonal imbalances, and experts believe estrogen plays a big role in the disease.  Our specialties  know how acupuncture, oriental medicine and even nutrition can impact estrogen levels, thus increasing fertility and easing the symptoms.  If you experience pain in the lower back, chronic pelvic pain or painful intercourse, or irregular menstrual cycles, severe cramps, or diarrhea, constipation, bloating or other gastrointestinal symptoms you could be suffering from endometriosis.

 

Women's Disease

Our Specialties

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an all-natural treatment believed to date back in China since 100 BC! Our specialists are highly trained to stimulate specific points of your body to promote blood flow, reduce stress, and increase the effectiveness of your treatments.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion, or Moxa for short, is an ancient heat therapy used by the Chinese to warm acupuncture points and other areas of the body. Moxa is a dried or charcoal form of the herb mugwart that is rolled into cigar shaped sticks. The research shows that the heat from the moxa penetrates deeper and last longer in the treated area than other more conventional types of heating methods, such as wheat packs. Hence, moxa is very effective at stimulating the functions of acupuncture points. Research also suggests that moxa can increase the production of red blood cells and haemoglobin, making it a perfect therapy when treating issues with reproduction as blood is the essence of life.

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