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Women's Health

Women of all ages can benefit from acupuncture care. 

For young women just beginning to menstruate, acupuncture can help relieve cramps and PMS. The menstrual cycle can be comfortable and regular so that it won't interfere with normal activities.  Your mother may tell you that her period was difficult until she had her first baby. But you don't have to wait that long. PMS symptoms usually begin to disappear quickly with treatment.

Chronic menstrual problems respond well to more long term care.  Acupuncture combined with herbal medicine restrains heavy bleeding associated with fibroids and endometriosis and relieves pain.

For women who are trying to become pregnant, acupuncture  sometimes helps solve problems of infertility. After childbirth, acupuncture and herbal medicine are very helpful in restoring and replenishing the new mother's energy. 

For women in menopause, hot flashes (power surges) and night sweats can be greatly reduced to make this time of transition much more comfortable. Treatment focuses on stopping excessive sweating and restoring restfulness.

Women's health problems
  • endometriosis
  • fibroids
  • vaginal discharge
  • menstrual problems
    • acne
    • amenorrhea
    • bloating
    • breast distention
    • cramps
    • depression
    • heavy flow
    • irregular period
    • irritability
    • premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
    • skipped periods
  • menopausal symptoms
    • dryness
    • hot flashes
    • night sweats
    • poor sleep
  • pregnancy
    • constipation
    • hemorrhoids
    • infertility
    • low back pain
    • morning sickness
    • postpartum depression and exhaustion
    • sciatica 

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Meredith St. John
Boston, MA