What We Treat

Women’s Health

Cherry Blossoms

Patient-Centered, Women’s Healthcare

Women have been marginalized in health care for far too long. Women are more likely to have their physical pain not taken seriously. And many medications are primarily tested on men! Our acupuncturists know how to listen and hear what you have to say about your health. Experience compassionate, patient-centered women’s healthcare at our acupuncture clinic.

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Benefits of a Holistic Approach to Women’s Health

Women have relatively few standard of care options for regulating their menstrual cycle, and typical interventions often cover up symptoms rather than treating them.

Acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition can help fill the gap. Our acupuncturists know how to help you have easier, better periods with less pain. They can elevate your mood around periods. Treatments can help you increase your energy and gain hormonal balance.

If you are experiencing menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, poor memory, weight gain, and insomnia—our acupuncturists can help you feel better. Many women are told that their only options for treatment are Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) or just suffering through it.

You don’t have to endure menopause. Acupuncture, herbal medicine and cupping can help you feel like yourself.

Our Approach to Women’s Health

Whatever health concern you’re facing, you deserve to be heard, and you deserve to feel better. Our acupuncturists take a caring, supportive, holistic approach to women’s health.

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Don't want to leave the house more than absolutely necessary? Tired of sanitizing your hands over and over? Our board certified acupuncturists can treat many conditions via telemedicine, especially if you're dealing with internal medicine issues or women's health issues.

Our acupuncturists can diagnose your condition and create a treatment plan via telemedicine. That plan may include nutrition suggestions, a custom herbal medicine formula, or both.

To set up a telemedicine consult, book an appointment, and select the “Telemedicine Herbal/Nutrition Consult” option.

Not sure if telemedicine is right for you? Submit our telemedicine form, letting us know you’re interested. We’ll get back to you within about 24 hours and help you figure out what best suits your needs!

Women’s Health Issues We Can Help You With

Women at all stages of life deserve to feel good. If you are menstruating, you deserve to feel good all month long. Our acupuncturists can treat a painful or irregular cycle. If you no longer have a cycle, you also deserve to feel great throughout menopause.

UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)/Cystitis

  • Urgent urination
  • Frequent urination
  • Painful urination
  • Pelvic pain

PMS (Premenstrual Symptoms) & PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)

  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Anger
  • Diminished interest in usual activities
  • Constipation/diarrhea
  • Breast tenderness

Irregular menstrual cycle

  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
  • Amenorrhea (absence of period)
  • Menorrhagia (heavy periods)
  • PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome)
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids

IUD Placement Support

  • Uterine pain
  • Cramping
  • Vaginal bleeding

Menopausal Symptoms

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain
  • Poor memory/foggy brain
  • Low libido
  • Vaginal dryness

Ovulation or Mid Cycle Support

  • Track cycle
  • Know when ovulation occurs
  • Mid-cycle pain or bleeding

Listening and Hearing What You Have to Say

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I couldn’t be more pleased

I see Elyse every week to manage irregular periods and bladder pain and have noticed a huge difference since beginning treatment with acupuncture and herbs.

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Is It Normal for My Period to…

…be irregular, clotty, heavy, painful, light? Cause GI issues like loose stools or constipation? Make me feel terrible, weepy, and on an emotional roller coaster?

Many women get these symptoms. However, you don’t have to have them! If you are experiencing PMS, fatigue, cramping, irritability, or heavy flow, our acupuncturists can reduce the severity of these symptoms.

Many women are amazed after starting acupuncture and herbal medicine when their period just arrives without pain or the emotional swings of PMS.

When Do PMS Symptoms Start?

Although it varies, PMS symptoms typically begin 1 week before your expected period. For some women, they begin earlier. And for some, they begin just a day or two before the period starts.

If you’re experiencing PMS, our acupuncturists can reduce the severity of your symptoms and help ground you emotionally and physically. You don’t have to suffer through PMS mood swings!

What Are PMS Symptoms?

Common PMS symptoms include:

  • Irritability
  • Feeling tearful
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Loose stools
  • Breast tenderness
  • Cramping
  • Fatigue

Our acupuncturists can successfully treat these symptoms through a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine. They’ll address the root cause of your PMS and help regulate your cycle through the month—so that your period becomes a normal part of life instead of something you dread.

How to Deal With Menopause Night Sweats and Insomnia

Our acupuncturists take a holistic approach to menopausal night sweats and insomnia. It’s important to have the correct diet to combat these symptoms.

A typical treatment plan for these symptoms will limit warm, spicy foods such as hot peppers, garlic, and ginger. Acupuncture and herbal medicine treat the root issue (often a yin deficiency generating excess heat) by nourishing the body to balance and correct the deficiency and get you sleeping normally again.

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Your Acupuncture Treatment Plan

Your journey to better health begins before you step through our doors. You'll be able to easily schedule an appointment online as well as fill out your health history form before you arrive at our office—maximizing conversational and treatment time with your acupuncturist.

At your first appointment, your acupuncturist will discuss your health history, get input from you on what your treatment goals are, and develop a treatment plan. They'll then treat you using whatever services are best suited to your specific symptoms.

Although plans vary depending on the patient, most typically run for four weeks. At the end of your first visit, your acupuncturist will give you a written treatment plan. At subsequent visits, you'll discuss your symptoms and whether they've improved, regressed, or stayed the same. Your acupuncturist will adjust the treatment plan based on your input and their ongoing diagnosis of your condition.

When your main complaint is resolved, you can reduce treatment or work on another symptom. Still thinking it over? Take a look at our Testimonials page to see what other patients are saying. 

We Understand No Two Women Are the Same

No two women are exactly the same, but every woman deserves to have excellent healthcare providers—who understand her needs and concerns. Our acupuncturists know how to diagnose the uniqueness of your symptoms and deliver high-quality treatments that leave you feeling better.

Ready to feel better? Head to our booking page and schedule your first appointment. If you’d like us to check your insurance benefits, we’d be happy to take care of that for you. We’re in-network with CareFirst/BlueCross and Aetna.

Be well,
The Cherry Blossom Team

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