Can You Treat Hormone Imbalances with Acupuncture?

Hormones travel throughout the body overseeing several vital and complex processes related to growth, fertility, and metabolism. Hormonal Imbalance: An Overview A hormonal imbalance occurs when the body produces too much or too little of a hormone.  Even small hormonal imbalances can affect your sleep cycle, metabolism, reproductive cycle, and sexual function. Some common symptoms of hormonal imbalances are weight gain, insomnia, low libido, fatigue, and digestive problems. In a study, around 47 percent of…

The Benefits of Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Childbirth

Pregnancy and childbirth are pivotal events in a woman’s life. Pregnancy can be both exciting and stressful. The body undergoes several changes during pregnancy. These changes can take a toll on the body. From fatigue to anxiety, several problems can arise during pregnancy. Acupuncture can be used to treat health problems during pregnancy. The ancient Chinese practice involves inserting needles through the skin at strategic points to correct energy imbalances within the body. Acupuncture is…

Improving IVF Success Rates Through Acupuncture

IVF treatment is a ray of hope for couples grappling with infertility. During IVF, a woman’s eggs are removed from her body and fertilized in a controlled environment (in a lab). Once the eggs start growing, they are transferred to the woman’s uterus for potential embryo development. Studies suggest that acupuncture for women’s health in San Francisco may raise the success of IVF treatment by 65 percent. No wonder many IVF clinics and doctors recommend…

Acupuncture May Alleviate Pregnancy Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is a common problem for most pregnant women. It is caused by the body making room to help the baby pass through the pelvis during labor. Most pregnant women describe pelvic pain as intense menstrual cramps. Pelvic pain during pregnancy is often persistent with backache. The problem is more likely to occur in second and later pregnancies. Acupuncture can help alleviate pelvic pregnancy pain by stabilizing the pelvis and lower back. Researchers say…

Health of Our Earth = Health of Our Bodies

According to a study, the menace of chronic diseases is rapidly increasing. Thankfully, today, western medicine has answers to many questions that have baffled humanity for years. Many diseases that were considered incurable earlier can be cured or at least managed today. Several drugs and treatments, however, can cause a variety of side effects that can adversely impact the quality of life of the patient. Many people, for whom conventional treatment had failed, turn to…

Infertility Acupuncture – Can Acupuncture Help with Male Infertility?

Men with some form of infertility often find it difficult to come to terms with their condition, and may grapple with self-esteem and confidence issues. Distress caused by infertility can negatively impact a man’s professional and personal relationships slowly tearing every part of his life away. Because of unhealthy lifestyles, male infertility is more common today than ever. A study estimates that infertility affects around 7 percent of all men. Thanks to advancements in medical…

Acupuncture for Hay Fever and Allergies

A study suggests that around 50 million Americans suffer from allergies every year. A separate study estimates that 1 in 5 people exhibit hay fever symptoms at some point in their life. Hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis is caused by allergies to pollen from plants. Common symptoms include nasal congestion, watery eyes, fatigue, and continuous sneezing. Western medicine has multiple treatments for allergies. While people with mild symptoms are recommended over-the-counter medicines or prescription…

Effects of Chinese Herbal Medicine on Female Infertility

The Beautiful ability of bringing new life into this world is bestowed upon women. Many however, are unable to give birth due to infertility and are robbed of this precious gift. There are various causes of infertility resulting in women turning to medical science for answers to their questions related to infertility. Though medical therapies can treat some causes of infertility, results are not satisfactory in all cases. Several women who are unable to achieve…