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Gynecology & Obstetrics Acupuncture

Gynecology is the field of medicine that focuses on the female reproductive system. Obstetrics focuses on the treatment of women during pregnancy, labor, childbirth and postpartum. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been successfully used in these areas for millenia. For centuries, doctors practised, explored and consolidated knowledge of women's health concerns which evolved into the powerful healing modality it is today. 


Conditions such as endometriosis, fertility challenges, menopause, painful menstruation, PCOS, PMS, postpartum challenges and pregnancy-related conditions can deeply impact a woman's life. TCM provides health-based solutions without unwanted side effects. TCM can also greatly improve quality of life, reduce pain, often resolve ailments altogether, and can be applied in conjunction with allopathic medicine. For a more detailed list of conditions treatable by TCM, please see below. 


Women have an innate connection to natural cycles and throughout the various stages of life, women experience many changes which may manifest in the body, mind and spirit.  
TCM has been used safely and effectively for centuries to promote health and well-being and treat women's imbalances that lead to disease or discomfort. Since ancient times, menstrual blood has been referred to as 'tian gui' which translates to 'heavenly water'. Rather than calling it menopause, the waning of a woman's fertility is referred to as 'second spring', implying new beginnings. These poetic expressions reflect how TCM honours the sacredness of women's bodies and life cycles. 

Commonly treated conditions include:



Cervical dysplasia



Fibrocystic breast disease


Hormonal imbalances


Menopause, perimenopause & associated symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats & vaginal dryness 

Menstrual irregularities (inconsistent, light, heavy, painful, stoppage of menses)

Menstrual acne, bloating, bowel changes, breast tenderness, cramps, edema, food cravings, headaches and irritability

Ovarian cysts

Ovulatory disorders


Pelvic floor disorders


Skin rejuvenation

Thyroid disorders

Urinary tract issues (incontinence, infections, prolapse)

Uterine fibroids

Vaginal discharge

Fertility Acupuncture

From a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) perspective, growing a baby is like growing a garden - we must nourish the soil before planting the seed. Bodies require adequate nourishment and balance to flourish and TCM intends to establish a healthy, nourished, balanced bodily environment conducive to conception. 

TCM uses a whole-woman approach to treat the individual holistically, considering all aspects of her health - body, mind, and spirit. Research studies show that TCM can substantially increase conception.


Acupuncture and herbal medicine strongly influence the endocrine and reproductive systems; therefore, they address many health concerns that can hinder fertility. 

Whether the intention is to boost fertility naturally or with the aid of fertility treatments (IVF, ART or IUI), acupuncture and herbal medicine can help:


Balance the endocrine system & hormones

Decrease side-effects of western medicines

Improve ovarian function & egg quality & quantity

Lower the chance of miscarriage

Mediate the release of neurotransmitters that affect reproductive hormones

Reduce stress by boosting the production of stress-inhibiting chemicals 

Stimulate blood flow to the uterus & reproductive organs, thereby increasing the chances of conception 

Strengthen immunity

Thicken the uterine lining to promote implantation

Even without fertility challenges, many women come for pre-conception care to nourish themselves and create and optimal environment to grow a baby.


TCM works to balance the delicate interplay of the body that occurs throughout each menstrual cycle, helping a woman produce healthy eggs and prepare her uterus to be an optimal nest for a baby to flourish. 

Acupuncture, herbs, lifestyle, dietary shifts, and emotional support are included as part of a holistic care plan catered to individual needs.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Acupuncture is a very safe and supportive way to help ease women through the various physical and emotional changes occurring each trimester. It also helps ensure a comfortable, healthy pregnancy and is very effective in addressing the deep changes women experience postpartum. 

Commonly treated pregnancy and postpartum conditions include:

Abdominal pain after childbirth


Anxiety & depression

Back, hip, and pelvic pain 

Breastfeeding challenges

Breech & posterior positions

Caesarean recovery

Cervical ripening


Coccyx injury


Digestive irregularities


Fatigue & exhaustion

Frequent urination

Gestational diabetes

Headaches & migraines


Hemorrhoids, varicose veins, vulvar varicosities

Hypertension in pregnancy




Labour preparation


Miscarriage prevention

Muscle cramps

Musculoskeletal pain 

Nausea and vomiting



Pubic symphysis pain 
PUPPP rash

Rib pain 


Symphysis diastasis

Tears and episiotomy

Threatened miscarriage

Urinary tract infections

Vaginal discharge and itching

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