Heat, Hormones, and Chinese Medicine

Dear Acupuncture in the Park, why is it that some women have hot flashes into their seventies and even eighties? My poor mother still has what appears to be hot flashes several times a day, and she’s 76. She thinks she was just unlucky in the menopause lottery. What’s going on?

Answer: It’s not . . . → Read More: Heat, Hormones, and Chinese Medicine

Five Truths About Cosmetic Acupuncture

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We live in a time and place that values youth and beauty, sometimes above all else. Billions of dollars are spent annually by both women and men attempting to hold onto that elusive glowing, wrinkle-free look of their youth, which becomes increasingly difficult to do as we age.

Chinese medicine offers up a solution . . . → Read More: Five Truths About Cosmetic Acupuncture

Infertility: Five Common Patterns of Imbalance in Chinese Medicine

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When I began the practice of acupuncture over a decade ago, I never thought that I would treat women with infertility issues. It felt complicated and out of my league. But one day a young woman came to me who had been trying to conceive for years, and from a Chinese medical standpoint, her . . . → Read More: Infertility: Five Common Patterns of Imbalance in Chinese Medicine

Baby Maybe? Acupuncture for Infertility

Acupuncture, IVF, and Twins

Over the past several years, we have seen more women than ever before seeking our acupuncture services for help in getting pregnant. Surprisingly, fertility issues affect about 15 percent of couples in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and there seems to be a a number of reasons that this is . . . → Read More: Baby Maybe? Acupuncture for Infertility

IVF, Twins, and the Role of Acupuncture

Acupuncture, IVF, and Twins

At Acupuncture in the Park, we have worked with a number of women seeking acupuncture for infertility issues. We have found that most couples going through fertility treatments will do almost anything to increase their chances of conceiving and delivering a healthy baby. For many, that has meant IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), in which . . . → Read More: IVF, Twins, and the Role of Acupuncture

Acupuncture for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

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Not long ago, I sent my sister a care package. It wasn’t packed with brownies and cookies and other goodies to eat. Her care package had only one thing; a Chinese herbal formula to treat the night sweats that are waking her several times every night.

How you experience menopause is different from every . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are miserable things.  If you’ve ever had one, you’re no stranger to the lightening bolt of pain you feel every time you go to the bathroom.  You don’t know what to do because it will hurt if you go, but holding it hurts, too.  One thing you do know is . . . → Read More: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Urinary Tract Infections

Eating Disorders and Chinese Medicine

 

From time to time we’re asked whether acupuncture can help someone with an eating disorder, such as anorexia, bulimia, or obsessive overeating.  As with any condition, there is no one size fits all—everyone is different and heals at their own pace and in their own way.  That said, at Acupuncture in the Park, . . . → Read More: Eating Disorders and Chinese Medicine

Will Acupuncture Get Rid of My PMS

By: Shelley Conn 

Yes. In fact, gynecological conditions are some of the most successfully treated problems by acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Premenstrual Syndrome covers a broad spectrum of symptoms before a period. Symptoms may be emotional, such as depression, irritability, sadness, anxiety, or poor concentration. PMS may also involve physical symptoms, such as . . . → Read More: Will Acupuncture Get Rid of My PMS

Acupuncture and Menopause

By: Lynn Jaffee

Can problems associated with menopause be treated with acupuncture?

Yes. In fact, gynecological conditions are some of the most successfully treated problems in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Practitioners of TCM may use a variety of modalities, including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, diet therapy, and a form of massage called . . . → Read More: Acupuncture and Menopause