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Category: Chinese Medicine and The Menstrual Cycle

Research Shows Acupuncture Can Reduce Menstrual Pain

A July, 2017, study tested acupuncture as a treatment for women suffering from menstrual pain. Researchers found that over 50% of the women in the study reported a 50% reduction in pain symptoms, furthermore the success was maintained at the one year mark. This acupuncture study is the work of medical researchers from Western Sydney University, Australia and: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 8, 2017

This Chicago Acupuncturist Loves Ginger

“Drink Ginger tea” this is one of the most common suggestions I make in my Chicago acupuncture practice. Don’t underestimate ginger just because it isn’t the fancy favorite of TV Chefs. Ginger root is a common herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (the Chinese name is Sheng Jiang).   Ginger’s rhizome (the underground stem) is: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 19, 2015

Acupuncture Clobbers Clomid

In 2012, a new Chinese study reported that acupuncture was more effective than Clomifene (better known as Clomid) for the treatment of infertility. It was a small study, using 65 women who were infertile because of problems with ovulation. They were divided into two  groups. One group received acupuncture treatment and the other group took: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 15, 2013

PCOS Symptoms Controlled By Acupuncture

PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome,  is a common female endocrine disorder that often results in irregular menstruation and fertility difficulties due to the lack of regular ovulation. Recently, researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology in Sweden published the results of a new study in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism. Their: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 7, 2013

New Study Looks at How Acupuncture Helps Menstruation and PCOS

For many women who suffer with menstrual problems and/or PCOS, you may have already discovered the benefits of acupuncture. But, why does acupuncture work? Now, a new study has found that acupuncture normalizes estrogen activity, decreases androgens, and influences changes in the hypothalamus region of the brain.  To read more about this study click here.

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 27, 2012

New Research Reports: Acupuncture Can Benefit Women With PCOS

By Cathy Margolin L.A.c. A recently published study in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism concluded that low frequency electro-acupuncture improved menstrual frequency and balanced sex steroid levels in women with PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome. Amenorrhea or oligomenorrhea are common problems associated with PCOS. The study measured that electro-acupuncture improved menstrual regularity: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 24, 2011

Groundbreaking Study ~ Identifies How Acupuncture Regulates Stress Hormones That Impact Ovulation.

Most of us have assumed that stress has a negative impact on ovulation – it makes sense.  Well, we were right.  But better than being right, a new study identifies how acupuncture can regulate the stress hormones that impact ovulation and help women become pregnant. From: The PRwebBy: Mairi Campbell – Acubalance Wellness Centre Acupuncture: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 5, 2010

5 Acupuncture Studies That Show Needles Boost Fertility

I regularly treat patients to improve their fertility. Some are undergoing IVF or IUI treatments and some are not. Wherever you are in your attempts to get pregnant Chinese Medicine can help. Below are some relevant studies on the benefits of acupuncture for fertility. Acupuncture in IVF Linked to Lower Miscarriage and Ectopic Rates Women: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 24, 2010

Acupuncture Reduces Stress And Improves Fertility

The Baltimore Sun ran an article reminding all of us that stress may interfere with couples getting pregnant. 1 in 8 couples experience fertility issues, according to the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth. How Stress Works Increasing, research has shown a link between stress and fertility in several ways. One, stress can prevent pregnancy: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 27, 2009

Chinese Herbs Help Prevent Painful Menstrual Cramps

Many women deal with painful menstrual cramps every month. Chinese Medicine can work wonders when it comes to PMS. Both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can reduce cramping, bloating, and irritability that often accompany a woman’s monthly cycle. This article discusses some of the commonly used Chinese herbs for PMS. By Cathy Margolin L.A.c.Jun 1st,: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 16, 2009
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