Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be highly useful in treating gynecological symptoms. Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine can improve painful, heavy, long, irregular, early, late or absent periods. It can also reduce PMS symptoms such as mood swings, depression, irritability, bloating, and breast tenderness.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), in one study of women with dysmenorrhea (painful periods), 91% of the women treated with Acupuncture showed improvement. Regulating your menstrual cycle may require treatment over several cycles.
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine are also very helpful in reducing menopause symptoms, including hot flashes, anxiety, depression, insomnia and memory loss.
According to ACOG, “Evidence has shown that Acupuncture may improve or eliminate menopausal symptoms.”
Acupuncture can also improve Fertility and can improve the success rates of in-vitro fertilization. In one study, success rates of in-vitro fertilization increased from 26% to 43% (a 65% increase). In a study published in Ob.Gyn. News, women who had Acupuncture before an immediately after in-vitro fertilization had a lower miscarriage rate, a lower ectopic rate and a higher live birth rate.