Acupuncturists treat the whole person, focusing on a pattern of disharmony rather than a disease itself. From the perspective of Chinese traditional medicine, no two headaches are quite the same because they occur differently in different individuals. Because of this focus on the whole person, acupuncturists have success in addressing a broad range of conditions, many of which are difficult to treat with biomedicine alone.
The following is a partial list of general and women’s health conditions that may be significantly improved by therapy with acupuncture and/or herbs. In some cases, acupuncture and/or herbs may be an appropriate primary therapy; in others, they may be a valuable complement to other forms of care.
For more information regarding your particular needs, please contact WomanCare directly at (518) 288-8431.
If you are interested in current scientific research regarding the efficacy of acupuncture for various conditions, please follow this link to the British Acupuncture Council’s research summaries.
Menstruation: painful periods, irregular or absent periods
PMS symptoms: headaches, acne, bloating, mood swings, etc.
Fertility concerns / repeated miscarriage
Pregnancy: morning sickness, discomforts, labor preparation, breech presentation
Postpartum: Postpartum fatigue, depression, pain, lactation problems
Menopause: hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, anxiety, irritability, vaginal dryness
Repeated/chronic yeast or urinary tract infections
Pain: muscular, skeletal, post-operative, inflammatory, and all other types
Digestion: acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome
Mental health: anxiety, depression, PTSD
Autoimmune and other chronic disorders
Cancer care: symptomatic relief of nausea, poor appetite, fatigue