Women’s Health

AcupunctureTheory and DiagnosisWomen's Health

Acupuncture in the Treatment of Premenstrual Syndrome

  The occurrence of premenstrual physical and psychological changes was first mentioned in the writings of Hippocrates1, whilst premenstrual syndrome itself was first identified in the 1930’s by Frank2,3. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is defined as “a collection of differing signs and symptoms which occur only in the premenstruum, i.e. after ovulation, and is relieved by…
Cindy Micleu
July 17, 2015
AcupunctureAOM ResearchWomen's Health

Dissecting Acupuncture and IVF Studies

  Is there any proof that acupuncture improves fertility? Savvy patients and evidence-seeking western medical professionals will undoubtedly ask this question of any acupuncturist specializing in fertility treatment. When answering the question, what research studies should be cited? Should the research be applied to practice – and in what way? While the body of western-styled…
Cindy Micleu
June 21, 2015
Herbal MedicineInternal MedicineWomen's Health

The Prevention of Miscarriage using Chinese Herbal Medicine

  In Western medicine, there are three stages to a miscarriage or spontaneous abortion: 1) threatened miscarriage 2) incomplete miscarriage 3) complete miscarriage. The patient may experience any or all of these stages. In threatened miscarriage, there is slight bleeding and lower abdominal cramping. However, the cervix is still closed and, therefore, treatment may prevent…
Cindy Micleu
June 15, 2015
AcupunctureHerbal MedicineWomen's Health

Comprehensive Treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Related Infertility

Clinically, PCOS is seen as a combination of both an excess and deficient condition.  The most involved organ systems include Spleen, Kidney, and Liver with a subsequent disharmony of Chong and Ren channels.  PCOS generally derives from a deficiency of Kidney Yang and Spleen Qi, in its inability to transform, transport and evaporate fluids in…
Cindy Micleu
August 22, 2014