Many women suffer from painful periods and PMS issues. PMS is a variety of responses to an ordinary event in women's lives: menstruation.
PMS or pre menstrual syndrome, usually occurs once a month, about 10 days before menses, and often within the first couple days of menstruation. Symptoms can range from low back pain, abdominal cramps, bloating, emotional issues, breast tenderness, and/or digestive imbalances. Although many women experience these symptoms and we have been conditioned to work through the pain, Chinese Medicine views this as an imbalance.The unique distinction with Chinese Medicine, is that we are able to treat your whole body and mind. Our goal is to understand the root cause of your symptoms, and work to treat not only the symptoms you are experiencing, but also treat this root cause. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help you alleviate these symptoms by working to remove these blockages and restore balance.We strive to not only alleviate your acute PMS symptoms, but also restore the balance within your body so you no longer suffer monthly.Pre Menstrual Syndrome
Acupuncture can address PMS symptoms naturally, without medication, by restoring the balance and harmony, both physically and emotionally.
The National Institute of Health reports that acupuncture is effective in the treatment of menstrual cramps, and other symptoms associated with PMS.PMS and Period Pain
Chinese medicine is extremely effective at treating the underlying conditions that disrupt the menstrual cycle.
Amenorrhea and Infertility A successful pregnancy depends on regular ovulation. If eggs are not regularly maturing and being released from the ovary, conception cannot occur. Amenorrhea, or lack of a period, has serious implications for a woman's fertility because it often indicates that ovulation is not occurring. Acupuncture and Reproductive Wellness Can Help According to Chinese medicine, a 'healthy' menstrual cycle: Is about 28 days Is regular every month Flows 4-7 day Has a bright red blood color Is of average consistency Is of average flow Has no clots Has no spotting. Studies have shown that herbal medicine may Regulate menstrual cycles Alleviate endometriosis pain Thicken an unresponsive endometrium Restore normal menstruation in patients with amenorrhea and oligomenorrheaIrregular Periods
Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled masses in a woman's ovaries. They can form in one or both of the ovaries and usually the cysts go away on their own. Sometimes though ovarian cysts can grow so much they rupture, or cause damage to the ovary. There many types of ovarian cysts and some may even cause damage to the ovary, including twisting, scar tissue and adhesion formation. What Causes Ovarian Cysts? Irregular menstrual cycles Hormonal imbalance Hypothyroidism Cigarette smoking Early menstruation (11 years or younger) Increased upper body fat Infertility treatment with gonadotropins. Use of Clomid has been shown to increase the risk for development of cysts. Use of Tamoxifen for breast cancerOvarian Cysts
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 5%-10% of women in North America and is the leading cause of infertility
Acupuncture and Functional Medicine are safe, effective, drug-free and natural approach to restore optimal function of the hormonal and sympathetic nervous systems and to rebalance the nerve and blood supply to the ovaries. Many patients experience restored ovarian function and pregnancy by following the treatment programs created for them at Reproductive Wellness. Clinical studies show that acupuncture two or more times a week helps in the control of PCOS by: Facilitating weight loss Increasing insulin sensitivity Reducing blood glucose and lipid levels Regulating endocrine, neuroendocrine, and metabolic disturbances Increasing endorphins Boosting immune function Improving blood flow to the ovariesPolycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Acupuncture and herbal medicine aimed at resolving the dampness and clearing the heat
This infection, otherwise known as vaginitis or genital candidiasis, is a problem when the growth of yeast becomes excessive and is not controlled by the body's normal bacterial flora. Although it may cause great discomfort, there are natural solutions to treat this condition! In traditional Chinese medicine, yeast infections are most often corresponding to a pattern called 'Damp Heat'. Acupuncture and herbal medicine aimed at resolving the dampness and clearing the heat, along with supplements and dietary changes such as eliminating foods that can cause dampness like dairy products, greasy fried foods, refined foods, and sugar all help to address the underlying pattern and symptoms. Although your yeast infection may sound like another woman's it is important to be seen in order to understand exactly why you are suffering and to find the right course of treatment for yourself.Yeast Infections
Reproductive Wellness clinic has natural solutions to improve ED.
When we look into men's health, erectile dysfunction is one of the main topics to discuss. There are two main causes for erectile dysfunction: Psychogenic and Organic. There is a simply way to differentiate between the two causes: if the man wakes up with an erection, that would be an indicator to start considering that his erectile dysfunction is not organic. In that case, we would start looking on the psyco emotional side (anxiety, environment, sexual or intercourse stress) to see if that can be the main problem causing ED. We would also suggest to get his neurotransmitters tested to analyze what short of imbalance he might have.Erectile Dysfunction
Nutrition is a key element to improve fertility
Couples struggling with fertility sometimes assume that it's somehow the woman the one facing some fertility issues. But more than 40% of the times its the man bringing challenges to the fertility journey and most of the times those challenges can be easily fixed if treated on time. Taking care of the quality of the sperm is very important not only to get pregnant, but to have a healthy full term pregnancy. Good sperm would help with different pregnancy complications, like miscarriage for example. A simple and delicious fertility smoothie every morning can help improve sperm count, sperm motility and sperm morphology.Improve Sperm Count
Guidelines to Fertility Diet
Eat organic fruits and vegetables as often as possible in order to avoid harmful pesticides and herbicides. This is so important when making your food choices. Eat organic dairy products that do not contain hormones or antibiotics. If you are dealing with endometriosis, fibroids or PCOS, you should avoid dairy products altogether because they naturally contain estrogen which stimulates their growth. Eat only lean red meat that is grass fed or organically grown. Conventionally grown cattle contain hormones, antibiotics and other contaminants that contribute to excess estrogen.
Reproductive Wellness provides comprehensive assessment and treatment for infertility
The services available through Reproductive Wellness are based on the Mind/Body Medical treatments that were developed by Harvard Medical Center, and approach not only the physical elements that may inhibit conception and pregnancy, but the emotional and spiritual factors that may play a part as well.Male Infertility
A condition known as Sleep Hyperhydrosis refers to excessive sweating during the night
There are a variety of conditions that can cause night sweating: menopause, infection, cancer, hyperthyroidism, hormone imbalance, certain medications, and others. In traditional Chinese medicine, night sweats are most commonly treated as an imbalance related to what is known as 'yin deficiency', where the goal is to not only restore balance to the hormones but also to try to nourish the body's coolant or 'yin' with lifestyle changes that promote internal stillness and quiet, dietary, herbal and supplement support and encourage hydration and nourishment, and acupuncture that focuses on treating the underlying deficiency while addressing excess heat that may be depleting the body's 'yin'. While Allopathic medicine does not really offer a great solution to this menacing condition, you have a natural solution that not only addresses these menacing symptoms but also the reasons why you may be having them to begin with.Menopause and Night Sweats
Low Testosterone or Andropause
Male menopause refers to changes in males somatic and endocrine systems. These changes can cause sexual dysfunction, loss of muscle mass, decreased bone density, fat mass increase, cognitive impairment and loss of body hair. Hormone changes are a natural part of aging. Sex hormone changes in males occur gradually over a period of many years.Low Andropause
Acupuncture, Pregnancy, and Labor Preparation
One of our favorite types of treatments we do as acupuncturists is to prepare a pregnant woman for labor. It is such a powerful time in a woman's life as she stands on the precipice of motherhood. It is often a very emotional time because she is about to embark on a very new, very personal journey, and there are so many unknown factors waiting for her down that road. Something very special can occur during those labor preparation treatments that allow a woman to center and ground herself, while encouraging the the necessary hormonal cascade to fall into place, allowing labor to begin. We generally prefer to see our patients throughout their entire pregnancies so that we can monitor their health and their bodies through the different stages of pregnancy. From our experience, women have much better, more positive labor and delivery outcomes when they receive regular, on-going acupuncture care. Labors tend to be quicker to progress, shorter in duration, and fewer interventions are needed.Birth Support
suffering with impotence or other sexual related disorders, our practitioners are specialized in reproductive health and fertility.
Male sexual dysfunction is not only a condition to be considered when a couple is trying to conceive. It is also a problem for men on his daily life. Stress, insecurity, anxiety and other disorders can be developed and directly related with the frustration impotence creates. Western medicine does not offer a lot of alternatives, but strong medication with dangerous side effects. On the other hand, Chinese medicine uses acupuncture and herbal medicine to restore hormone balance, reduce the effects of emotional stress, kick-start the reproductive functions of the kidneys, and purge the body of toxins.
There are some steps you should take before attempting pregnancy
Make sure you want to have a baby. This may sound foolish, but many couples approach the attempt to get pregnant without giving enough thought to the affects on their life of having a child. Learn all you can about your genetic history. If there is any significant history of genetic problems in the family, you might want to investigate it before attempting to get pregnant. Clean up your act! Both of you should get into the best physical shape possible. Reduce STRESS There have been numerous university health studies linking the effects of stress to impaired fertility. Take prenatal vitamins daily. In preparation for pregnancy, authorities are recommending the use of vitamins containing the daily requirement for pregnant women. Consider existing medical problems. If there is any question of a medical problem, it is a good idea to have this evaluated and treated before getting pregnant.Preparing for Pregnancy
Lack of milk production or inhibited flow of breast milk
Lack of milk production is a condition of depletion and deficiency. The mother is unable to support the production of breast milk because her reserves have been taxed due to either a long labor, excessive blood loss during labor, a Cesarean delivery, history of malnutrition, or current insufficient nutrition. The mother's health suffers, as does her ability to produce an adequate milk supply. Inhibited Flow is an excess condition where milk production is abundant, but the flow of the milk through the milk ducts is hindered. Breast milk backs up, and this leads to distension and discomfort. Engorgement of breast milk falls into this category. From a clinical standpoint, we have witnessed acupuncture and herbal therapies work exceptionally well in both of these situations. As clinicians, we use point prescriptions that have been used for thousands of years to encourage breast milk production and milk flow. We can get to the root of the matter and address the physical and emotional causesLactation Problems
Maya Abdominal Massage for men will aid in the decongestion and drainage of the tubules from the testicles to prostate
Men benefit physically, emotionally and spiritually from the application of natural techniques, such as Maya Abdominal Therapy. Circulation to and from the pelvis is improved, supporting healthy abdominal and reproductive organs, enhancing normal sexual function, improving sperm count as well as aiding in digestion.Prostate Health
we treat PMS symptoms according to each individual patient's imbalances and concerns
Many women suffer from painful periods and PMS issues. PMS is often viewed as a problem or illness. It's not. Instead, PMS is a variety of responses to an ordinary event in women's lives: menstruation.The role of an acupuncturist is to investigate the underlying causes leading to PMS symptoms. After a thorough diagnostic evaluation to determine what organ an meridian systems are out of balancePainful Periods
San Diego's leading Acupuncture and Functional Medicine Clinic, endometriosis is a common condition treated by our specialists.
Endometriosis can have a huge impact on fertility, being blamed for 35-50% of fertility issues in women. This is two to three times the rate of infertility in the general population. The same mechanisms that lead to the formation of endometriosis may also disrupt reproductive functionEndometriosis
A natural solution involving traditional Chinese medicine, botanical supplements, and possible lifestyle and dietary changes
If you have ever talked to a woman who is suffering from hot flashes or worse yet you are suffering from them yourself, you will know that surges of heat can come on suddenly and can occur during the day and night. Women often find them debilitating and embarrassing because they feel hot and sweat at less than optimal times. They can also feel very irritable and depleted, may need to have others in the room adjust the temperature just for them, or leave the room. Many women feel torn between a decision to try HRT, which comes with serious risks, or to go without, which comes with its own set of challenges. A natural solution involving traditional Chinese medicine, botanical supplements, and possible lifestyle and dietary changes can be a lifesaver for you. Many women who come to our clinic feel better right away, as incidences of hot flashes decrease, as emotions even out, sleep improves, and they feel more calm and peaceful.Menopause Hot Flashes
At Reproductive Wellness we work with patients who want to improve their ovarian reserve and improve their chances of conception
A number of studies have shown that acupuncture and herbal medicine can improve the pituitary and hypothalamus. This can restore ovulation, reduce FSH, promote estrogen production and regulate LH. Acupuncture can also regulate and prevent the symptoms that are associated with POF (night sweats, vaginal dryness, insomnia, and a thin uterine lining. As estrogen increases the menstrual cycle will also become more regular.Premature Ovarian Failure
At Reproductive Wellness we strive to not only support you in your weight loss journey, but also help give you the tools needed to get there
We focus on your entire mind, body and lifestyle, and create a treatment plan that is customized to your individual needs. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can be particularly helpful, in that acupuncture has been shown to regulate the hormones responsible for hunger, boost metabolism, and allow for better digestion and absorption of key nutrients within the body. Whether you are looking to address particular health concerns, support your current weight loss goals, or get in shape post-partum we are dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our goal is to restore balance within your body, as well as give you individual support, including dietary adjustments, herbal medicine supplements, and exercise recommendations.Weight Loss
Acupuncture can normalize the dysfunction of the Hypothalamus Pituitary Ovarian Axis.
High FSH FSH, or follicle-stimulating hormone, is a naturally occurring hormone that is made by the pituitary gland in the body. If the FSH levels are either low or high, it is a clear indicator that something is out of balance within the reproductive system. While FSH levels are used to determine if there is an imbalance, low or high FSH is not the direct cause of fertility issues, just a sign that there may be a concern. FSH stimulates the eggs to grow and develop within the ovaries. This is a measure of ovarian receptivity and how sensitive they may be during stimulation. As the FSH levels increase, the ovaries sensitivity to stimulation decreases thus requiring more FSH to stimulate the follicles to grow).Elevated FSH
With the use of Acupuncture at Reproductive Wellness, we can help you to reduce stress and increase relaxation
With the use of Acupuncture at Reproductive Wellness, we can help you to: 1. Reduce stress and increase relaxation 2. Promote a better night's sleep 3. Reduce anxiety 4. Strengthen your immune system 5. Increase memory and mental clarity 6. Reduce pain and tightnessStress
we address these issues using a combination of acupuncture, Chinese medicine,Abdominal Massage, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations.
Acupuncture and Functional Medicine offer effective solutions for recurrent pregnancy loss/miscarriage due to immune factors, hormonal imbalances and stress. At reproductive Wellness we address these issues using a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Maya Abdominal Massage, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. Studies have shown that a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy and supplements can help balance hormones and reduce the risk of miscarriage.Recurrent Miscarriages
best ways to address recurring infections is to get help from a holistic healthcare team specializing in treating
In TCM, these symptoms are often caused by an underlying pattern known as 'Damp Heat in the Urinary Bladder', but you may have other, specific reasons why you continue to suffer.Acupuncture and herbal medicine, along with botanical supplements and dietary recommendations are very effective at helping to address your unique medical history, lifestyle, diet, and present challenges to see why this pesky infection continues to ail you, to find a comprehensive healthcare solution, and help you not only to feel natural relief but also to prevent recurring infections.Urinary Tract Infection
Acupuncture and Reproductive Wellness Treat Uterine Fibroids
Reproductive Wellness, San Diego's leading Acupuncture and Functional Medicine Clinic, believe fibroids are caused by an obstruction of blood flow into and through the uterus. Acupuncture near the site of the birboid has been seen to reduce the proliferation of the abnormal cells. We use Chinese herbs and nutritional supplements to restore optimal blood flow to the pelvic organs. Maya Abdominal Massage (MAM) helps to manually breakdown the tissue and aid the body in recovery. By incorporating all of these therapies we can see results in a shorter period of time.Uterine Fibroids
Acupuncture for menopause has been used for over 2000 years for the treatment of all menopausal symptoms.
As women age we in the West believe that most, if not all women, should experience menopausal symptoms as if it was a rite of passage. This natural decrease in estrogen and progesterone usually begin between the ages of 40-60. These hormones play a role in regulating temperature, metabolism, mood and bone formation. While the ovaries' activity decreases, estrogen and progesterone cycles become more erratic. At Reproductive Wellness we do not believe that women need to experience these dramatic hormonal shifts with all the common symptoms normally associated with 'the Shift'. We incorporate acupuncture and natural medicine into our treatments to minimize these symptoms.Menopause and Acupuncture
Anxiety and Depression treatment with proven techniques that get results
At Reproductive Wellness San Diego we treat Anxiety and Depression with proven techniques that get results. This may incorporate a combination of acupuncture, dietary changes and supplementation. Studies from around the world have suggested that treating the symptoms of depression with acupuncture has a positive effect on depressed patients, particularly when used in combination with psychotherapy and herbal treatmentsMental Health and Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been used to optimize fertility for over 2000 years
Acupuncture has been used to optimize fertility for over 2000 years. Recent clinical studies show that combining acupuncture with your IVF can: Optimize your chances of implantation and full-term births Reduce stress and help you relax before and during IVF Minimize symptoms associated with ART treatmentAcupuncture for IVF
Reproductive Wellness has developed a combination of practices specifically to improve the conditions necessary for conception and pregnancy
Yoga has been shown to greatly help promote general relaxation and reduce anxiety, stress and depression. Research suggests that yoga may also significantly help to promote conception on a physiological level. By using Reproductive Wellness Fertility Yoga one can enhance the self-regulation of hormonal imbalances, increase circulation and stimulation of both female and male reproductive organs. With the increased blood flow that nourishes the endometrial lining the possibility for a successful conception and implantation greatly improves, and enables couples to better manage their emotions with conscious awareness.Yoga for Fertility
A diagnosis of unexplained infertility is given to about 25% of couples with infertility
Here are some causes for unexplained infertility that we see at Reproductive Wellness: Thyroid issues Hormonal Balance Poor Cervical Mucous Poor Adrenal Health Very low body weight Obesity Diabetes Autoimmune disease Cancer (chemotherapy and radiation may cause Premature Ovarian Failure or low sperm count and health) Injury or trauma to reproductive organs, or one of the endocrine glands Smoking Alcoholism Drug Addiction Hypertension Long-term use of medications Heavy exposure to radiation or other environmental pollutionUnexplained Infertility
Success rates for IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) are 15-20% Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can greatly improve these success rates
Acupuncture has always been known to boost fertility but now there is a current research to that proves it. The recent article from Tel Aviv University shows the chances of conceiving and giving birth to a healthy baby increase dramatically when using a combination of Acupuncture and contemporary Western medicine.Acupuncture for IUI