Acupuncture — What’s the point?
Ancient wisdom for modern wellbeing
Acupuncture was first documented as an effective system of treatment in 100 BC. While it can seem mysterious to those of us steeped in western medicine from birth, there is ample peer-reviewed research and clinical experience to support its powerful benefits. It’s safe, non-invasive, relaxing and has minimal or no side effects.
The NIH publicly recognizes acupuncture’s safety and efficacy across every system in the body, and it can treat issues like insomnia, pain, constipation, bloating, autoimmune disorders, migraines, infertility, menstrual irregularities, menopausal symptoms, depression and anxiety, to name a few.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR Fertility
The Chinese have used acupuncture to regulate the female reproductive system for thousands of years. Clinical and laboratory studies show it can affect not only the central nervous system, but also peripheral nerves which are located in your bodies’ extremities or close by. We use precise acupuncture prescriptions tailored to your needs that can improve odds of success 50-60% without any adverse effects on pregnancy outcomes!
Fertility acupuncture helps restore the building blocks of conception by reducing stress, stimulating metabolic function, increasing circulation, and balancing the immune system. We always take the time to explain our recommendations and answer any questions you have.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for IVF and IUI patients. More importantly, it has been linked to significantly higher rates of success in childbirth as well as fewer pregnancy complications such as miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR PCOS
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine and metabolic disorder in reproductive-age women worldwide, and oftentimes it goes undiagnosed. PCOS can cause changes in menstrual cycles, infertility, body hair growth and male-pattern hair loss, insulin resistance, depression and weight gain, or there may be no symptoms at all.
The current standard treatments for PCOS sufferers are prescription medicines such as Clomid (an estrogen antagonist) and Metformin (an anti diabetic medication) which simply manage symptoms.
Acupuncture can help promote the recovery of menstrual cycles, and downregulate levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) and testosterone in patients with PCOS. It can also promote a sense of wellbeing and improved mood.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR Thyroid Disorders
The thyroid gland makes hormones that are necessary for all the cells in your body to work normally. It’s estimated that 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid dysfunction, and up to 60% of those with thyroid disease are unaware that it’s the cause of their health issues.
An under-regulated thyroid, common in women, can result in heavy menstrual periods, constipation, weight gain, dry skin and hair, depression, lethargy and sensitivity to cold. It can also negatively affect fertility.
While conventional medicine relies mainly on drugs and even surgery to treat thyroid conditions, acupuncture can be used to restore hormone balance, regulate energy, manage sleep and smooth emotions.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR Menopausal Symptoms
We feel it is important to view menopause as a normal phase of each woman’s life cycle. With the gradual cessation of the menstrual cycle, symptoms can be long and varied, including hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss, brain fog, insomnia, depression, anxiety, joint pain, heart palpitations, weight loss or gain, high blood pressure and headaches. Virtually all women experience some symptoms during this transition on average more than 7 years!
Hormone therapy is an option, but it’s not without risk and some potential side effects, such as breast tenderness and irregular bleeding.
Research has clearly demonstrated that menopausal symptoms can be successfully treated with acupuncture, resulting in less frequent and less severe hot flashes and night sweats, along with improved sleep, emotional and physical symptoms, and skin and hair health.
Great for you
Acupuncture’s effectiveness has been rigorously proven and withstood endless skepticism. We agree that it can sound a little “out there”, at first, but thousands of years of results can’t be ignored!
Why choose Wiser?
- We use the most sophisticated and advanced natural methods available alongside the time-tested wisdom of Chinese medicine
- Treatment is customized to your needs
- Acupuncture is safe and can be used to complement conventional medicine
- We have advanced training and specialize in the treatment of infertility, as an IVF and IUI adjunct, pregnancy, postpartum care and menopausal symptoms
- We take the time to listen to you
- We are dedicated to your success
When you’re in the hands of a highly trained and skilled practitioner, acupuncture can safely be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with western medicine, and it has the potential to
- Significantly improve outcomes
- Shorten recovery times
- Improve overall health
- Save money
Will you make the Wiser choice? Schedule your appointment today.
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