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Annie Wang Acupuncture provides acupuncture to those in Palo Alto and surrounding areas looking for a natural, non-invasive approach to infertility, pain relief, stress reduction, male fertility, and in the treatment of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), endometriosis, breast cancer symptoms and recovery, menopause, and more. (in vitro fertilization) IVF and IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) acupuncture is also beneficial for those who will undergo ART (assisted reproductive technology) treatment for fertility.
Fertility acupuncture has been proven effective for couples struggling with infertility. Whether PCOS, endometriosis, irregular periods or other, acupuncture can enhance and restore fertility when combined with herbal medicine, supplements, nutrition, and other natural therapies.
More and more people choose to undergo in vitro fertilization or intrauterine insemination. The process can be complex, tough on the body and emotionally stressful. Acupuncture promotes blood flow to the reproductive organs to increase nourishment, which improves egg quality. It also promotes an optimal uterine lining for embryo implantation that helps increase the chances of success. Couples can go through these processes multiple times, and there are no guaranteed results, but relieving stress, on a regular basis, with a natural approach like acupuncture provides much-needed grounding and calmness throughout the process.
Pregnancy acupuncture is for any woman who aspires to optimal health and wellness during pregnancy and after giving birth. Since acupuncture has very few side effects, pregnant women seek it to enhance wellness during pregnancy and labor, and as an alternative to medication for many common pregnancy complaints such as morning sickness, aches and pains, heartburn, insomnia, and depression. Acupuncture helps mitigate the negative side effects that often go along with pregnancy so you can enjoy this incredible time in your life. Acupuncture helps regulate hormones, and therefore can prevent depression, supporting a healthy milk supply for the baby postpartum.
PCOS and endometriosis are two common conditions that often impact a woman’s fertility. Whether you are trying to become pregnant or not, these conditions often cause symptoms including irregular, long, heavy, painful periods, undesirable hair growth or loss, acne, weight gain, nausea, and more depending on the condition. Working by itself or along with Western Medicine, our clinic provides individualized acupuncture care, along with lifestyle, exercise and food recommendations. Effective treatment for both PCOS and endometriosis helps balance hormones and improve symptoms.
Acupuncture is well-known for its ability to reduce symptoms associated with stress. It helps you feel calm, relaxed, and emotionally restful. Anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, fatigue, high blood pressure and other symptoms, often triggered by stress, can be reduced with acupuncture, and can be a great way to avoid or reduce the use of medication.
Acupuncture is frequently used to provide relief from pain associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, menstruation, traumatic injuries, and for knee, back, joint and other types of pain. Endorphins, the body’s own natural painkillers, are stimulated during acupuncture. By using needles to stimulate specific pressure points, acupuncture will stimulate blood flow, relax muscles, soothe nerves, and renew the body’s ability to heal. As a result, pain is relieved.
Breast cancer treatment often involves radiation, chemotherapy, lumpectomies, surgeries and treatments that leave you fatigued, nauseous, depressed, and in pain. Acupuncture works to alleviate many of the negative side effects associated with the treatment of breast cancer. And it may also help reduce the risk of developing breast cancer when used in conjunction with lifestyle changes, nutrition therapy, exercise, and other natural measures.
Male fertility is another condition in which acupuncture is often effective. Men experience infertility issues just as women do. Acupuncture, along with proper nutrition, herbal medicine, and lifestyle support ,works to improve sperm quantity and quality. Acupuncture also helps balance hormones and promote relaxation, since stress induces the stress hormone cortisol, which inhibits the body’s main sex hormone, gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), that suppresses sperm count and sexual activity.
For women going through menopause, acupuncture is a natural way to alleviate unpleasant side effects. Every woman experiences their own set of symptoms, and the severity and duration varies from person to person. Common symptoms include headaches, anxiety, insomnia, depression, hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, dryness and low libido. Acupuncture can help promote better sleep, restore a healthy sex drive, increase energy, and an overall feeling of wellness. Acupuncture can help women get through menopause in less time with fewer symptoms.
Acupuncture is a modality of Chinese medicine that promotes healing and overall physical and emotional health by promoting the body’s own ability to heal. Whether for fertility, breast cancer care, menopause, pain, pregnancy care, or reproductive disorders, we invite those in Palo Alto and the Peninsula to learn how our caring, compassionate practitioners can help by contacting Annie Wang Acupuncture at 650-468-3636.