Top Benefits of Acupuncture Treatment for Infertility

By |2021-06-11T13:45:05+00:00March 3, 2021|Acupuncture, Blog, Reproductive Health, Women's Health|

Infertility is a growing problem for women all over the world. While many women seek modern treatments to find a solution, others turn to an ancient form of medicine — acupuncture.

Today, even the world’s most high-tech reproductive specialists often look to Chinese medicine to help solve challenging infertility problems.

How Acupuncture Helps Infertility

While acupuncture has been widely used to help infertile patients, not everyone fully understands its power. Here is a little information on how this ancient form of medicine can promote fertility:

According to the traditional Chinese medicine explanation, acupuncture works to provide stimulation for the Qi (pronounced “Chee”). This is the Read more …

Acupuncture for Hormonal Imbalance

Did you know that nearly 80% of women suffer from symptoms due to a hormonal imbalance and that men can also suffer from gradual hormonal imbalances as they age? The truth is, hormonal imbalances are often very difficult to deal with and are hard to detect. They tend to manifest themselves into various symptoms over time as the body develops and changes over the years.

In both cases, exposure to toxins, diet, lifestyle and more can make huge impacts on the progression of these imbalances in how they affect our mental health and whether they turn into future disease. Here is Read more …

Acupuncture for Women with Endometriosis

By |2021-06-11T14:01:32+00:00November 1, 2016|Acupuncture, Blog, Reproductive Health, Wellness, Women's Health|

Endometriosis is a health condition that takes place in a woman’s body when the same endometrial cells that are found in the lining of the uterus are dislodged and begin to grow outside of the uterus and into other areas of the body. This can present difficulties to the bowels and bladder, cause abdominal and lower back pain, and affect the pelvic floor muscles; all of which are linked to a range of difficult symptoms a woman can face throughout her menstrual cycle.

Inflammatory reactions in the body, the development of scar tissue adhesions, and cysts filled with blood are all Read more …

Acupuncture and Premenstrual Syndrome

By |2021-03-10T15:54:20+00:00August 25, 2016|Acupuncture, Blog, Pain Management, Women's Health|

Premenstrual syndrome, known colloquially as PMS, is characterized by a set of symptoms that appear a week to 10 days before a menstrual cycle and usually fades within a few hours of menstrual flow. PMS can range from mild to severe: some women may only experience short-lived or minor symptoms while other women may experience more intense pain and emotion that make it difficult to function. The severity of PMS can also change from month to month. If PMS is affecting your life, here are some ways that acupuncture can help alleviate your symptoms.

Causes and Symptoms

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Acupuncture for Depression in Women

By |2021-06-11T14:16:02+00:00August 10, 2016|Acupuncture, Blog, Mental Wellness, Women's Health|

Depression is twice as likely to occur in women as it is in men of the same age groups. Why? Women have a set of complex factors that can all contribute to depression. Mood changes and feelings of depression occur with hormonal changes paired with biological factors, inherited family traits, life circumstances and field of experiences.

There are several important factors that also contribute to depression in women that traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture can help with. Here are some of the most common reasons for depression in women and how acupuncture can play a role in the healing process.


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Acupuncture for Pre and Post-Natal Care

By |2021-06-11T14:17:57+00:00June 30, 2016|Acupuncture, Blog, Reproductive Health, Women's Health|

If you’re pregnant and you’ve been stricken with a relentless case of morning sickness, acupuncture can help. It can also relieve some of the common side effects associated with the various trimesters of pregnancy.

It’s one thing to have morning sickness or aches and pains here and there. It comes with the territory of being pregnant. On the other hand, suffering day-in-and-day out throughout the duration of your pregnancy is really hard on the body. Many women do suffer this often and it could likely be due to some disharmony in the body adjusting to the fluctuating hormonal changes. While this Read more …

Acupuncture and Breech Presentation

By |2021-06-11T14:18:08+00:00May 20, 2016|Acupuncture, Blog, Reproductive Health, Women's Health|

When a woman gives birth, the baby’s position as it exits the birth canal is crucial to ensure its safety. When a baby is said to be breeched, it means the baby is coming out feet first versus coming out head first. This can present complications such as limb displacement and blood circulation deficiencies.

C-sections are often the protocol for breech babies. However, many women are concerned about of the risks involved with such a procedure such as infections, bleeding, longer hospital stays and extended healing time.

This is why traditional Chinese medicine practices such as moxibustion – a specific kind of Read more …

How Can Acupuncture Help Maintain a Healthy Hormonal Balance?

By |2021-03-10T15:53:43+00:00April 5, 2016|Acupuncture, Blog, Women's Health|

Acupuncture is a recognized practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that can help with numerous health and body issues across a vast spectrum. Acupuncture essentially seeks to treat conditions through the manipulation of the body’s Qi (chee) or internal energy.

Acupuncture abides by the Yin-Yang theory where Yin is symbolized as water and Yang as fire. In the body, we can see Yin as blood and fluids, and Yang as energy and warmth. In TCM, the interactions between these elements can cause an imbalance in the body if there are existing abnormalities. In order to bring these two elements into harmony, Read more …

Acupuncture and Women’s Health

By |2021-06-11T14:18:31+00:00March 17, 2016|Acupuncture, Blog, Women's Health|

When it comes to health issues, how we experience them is a result of both our physical health and mental state of being. Fortunately, that means that a great deal of the threats to women’s health are preventable. It is never possible to fully prevent health issues, but by taking small steps, you can make yourself happier and healthier.

At Red Leaf Wellness, we offer acupuncture to help you benefit from the empowering
and healing capabilities of this ancient tradition. Here are just a few of the things we can help you with that relate specifically to women’s health.

Acupuncture for pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the Read more …

Oriental Medicine and Breech Presentations: The Important Role Acupuncture Can Play In Preventing a Caesarean Section.

By |2021-06-11T14:18:40+00:00September 7, 2015|Acupuncture, Blog, Reproductive Health, Women's Health|

Breech fetal presentation (where the position of the fetus is opposite how it would normally lie within the uterus) commonly occurs in pregnancies.   Left untreated a breech presentation may result in the delivery of the buttocks or a foot first, significantly increasing perinatal mortality risk and leading to a true medical emergency.  To avoid this caesarean sections may be ordered for mother’s who would otherwise prefer a normal vaginal delivery.   The preventative goal of Oriental Medicine and breech presentations is to manually version  or “flip” the baby as early as possible resulting in a normal position within the uterus and forestalling further complications and/or surgery. Read more …

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