Paul Enright, Dipl. Acup.
Because acupuncture has been shown to influence hormone levels it has developed a sound reputation in treating OB/GYN concerns.
OB: There are many treatments to increase fertility. There are even treatments to increase the chances of IV implantation. Once a woman gets pregnant acupuncture offers relief without any side effects or potential harm to her baby for nausea/vomitting, back pain and sciatica, insomnia, anxiety/depression. There are even points to turn a breech baby and to induce labor.
GYN: There are many "patterns" (how we diagnose in TCM) that have menstrual symptoms. Acupuncture can be very effective in treating PMS, irregular cycles, and painful periods. We usually have to treat through 2 cycles to get results. Typically that means once a week treatment through the next 2 periods.