Acupuncture and Women’s Wellness

Acupucture and Women's Wellness - South Florida

By Robert Herbst AP, DOM (Lic. AP2502) – Margate, Florida – We follow the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine that every woman is unique and special. The root cause of irregular menstruation, PCOS, endometriosis, infertility, or any other gynecological condition, including PMS, needs to be assessed on an individual basis. Each woman has the potential to restore her balance and gynecological wellness.

At our wellness center in Margate, we provide acupuncture treatment and Chinese herbal remedies for women who would like to restore balance to their bodies and address a wide range of gynecological conditions. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are powerful ways to address many gynecological conditions.

If you have been suffering from a gynecological condition and have been frustrated with conventional western treatment and medication, we implore you to give acupuncture and Chinese medicine a try. We have had unbelievable success treating a myriad of women’s health issues and we are truly confident that we can help you too.

“I came to see Dr. Robert for help with my irregular and painful menstrual cycles. A combination of both acupuncture treatments and taking the herbs prescribed helped me start having a regular cycle. I suffered for years not ever knowing when I would get a period, constantly battling with horrible PMS, until now! I now get my period like clock work, it’s normal and virtually pain free! Who knew someone could get so excited every 28 days?!! Thanks Dr. Robert! ” ~ Alexandra – Margate, Fl

Acupuncture can effectively treat the following health issues mostly unique to women…

  1. Menstrual ConditionsDysmenorrhea (painful periods), Amenorrhea (absence of menstrual cycle for at least 6 months), Irregular Menstrual Cycles (long cycles or short cycles), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and its related symptoms
  2. Symptoms accompanying Menopause Night Sweats, Hot Flashes, Irregular Bleeding, Mood Swings, Insomnia, Weight gain, Vaginal Atrophy, Loss of Libido
  3. Chronic Pains – Dyspareunia (painful intercourse), Vaginismus (involuntary contraction), Migraine Headache, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  4. Uterine Conditions Endometriosis, Abnormal Bleeding, Uterine Fibroids,  Adenomyosis,
  5. Infertility – Ovulatory, Cervical, Uterine and Tubal Factors; Hormonal Imbalance, Prematurely High FSH levels, Low AMH levels
  6. IVF Support – In Vitro Fertilization and other ART technologies
  7. Pregnancy SupportMorning sickness (nausea), Recurrent or Threatened Miscarriage, Postpartum Depression, Post-Term Pregnancy, Abnormal Positions of the Fetus (breach), Natural Labor, Labor Induction, Pain Relief, Uterine Contractions
  8. Ovarian ConditionsOvarian Cysts, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)
  9. Gastrointestinal DisordersIrritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis, Recurrent Stomach Ache, Leaky Gut Syndrome
  10. Weight Gain
  11. Adrenal and Thyroid disorders
  12. Urinary Tract DisordersInterstitial Cystitis and Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

“I suffered years of painful periods. My cramps were so debilitating and uncomfortable that I would miss days of work each month laying in bed with a heating pad doubled over in pain. After meeting with Dr. Landon Agoado and sharing my story, he immediately started me on herbs and began acupuncture treatments. Within a few short months my periods became much more manageable. I found the acupuncture treatments both relaxing and invigorating.”  ~ Shari G. – Coconut Creek, Fl

Acupuncture Works Holistically to Restore Balance

womens-wellness-with-acupuncture-in-south-floridaAcupuncture is part of a complete system of diagnosis and treatment focused on restoring and maintaining health and balance by facilitating the smooth flow of life energy or Qi throughout the body. When the circulation of Qi becomes disrupted (by injury, emotions, stress, or poor lifestyle) illness and disease arise.

If you are experiencing any of the conditions listed above, one of our acupuncurists can work with you to discover the root cause of your problem. By placing very thin, sterile needles in various carefully chosen acupuncture points, relief can often be found after the very first session.

Please call us today at 954-586-2273 and schedule your free consultation with one of the acupuncturists. We are also in network with many insurance plans such as Cigna, Aetna, United Healthcare, Humana (and others) and we participate in the discount programs of Blue Cross Blue Shield and Coventry. We are located in Margate just minutes from Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Parkland and West Boca.

Related – Learn How Chinese Herbs Can Treat Women’s Issues

“Dr. Robert Herbst recovered my quality of life! I’ve had problems with long heavy periods for many years. Traditional medication worked for a while but the side effects were brutal on my stomach, making it raw and upset. A friend recommended Dr. Herbst as she had the same problems I have and got great relief with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Within two of my menstrual cycles there was a drastic difference for the better. The periods were less heavy with less clotting. I felt less cramping and bloated, and my stomach was not raw and upset from medication as it had with traditional medicine in the past. I highly recommend acupuncture and Dr. Herbst, he recovered my quality of life!”  ~ Astrid – Coral Springs, Fl

Acupuncture works to Reduce Stress, Headache and Migraine

Acupuncture relieves headache and migraine

Women endure headache and migraine largely in part from hormonal imbalances and chronic stress. Acupuncture works to regulate hormones and reduce stress. Acupuncture can be an ideal therapy to use to help you combat stress and enter a more harmonious state. When your body is subjected to constant stress, the Qi of the body becomes stagnated. This stagnation of the flow of Qi causes a myriad of symptoms including anger, irritability, frustration, impatience, depression, digestive issues,  and also headache and migraine.

Acupuncture treatment for stress addresses this Qi Stagnation by circulating the stagnate energy in your body. A common treatment involves gently needling the “Four Gates”, which includes the acupuncture points Large Intestine 4 and Liver 3. These points are needled in anatomically similar locations on the hand and foot. Additional acupuncture points may be needled in other areas of the body to strengthen the treatment. Patients typically feel very calm and relaxed and often fall asleep during treatment.

Stress treatments combine acupuncture with Chinese herbal medicine depending on the needs of the patient. Chinese Herbal Medicine includes the use of a large variety of herbs combined into formulas to help calm your mind and reduce pain. These herbal prescriptions are taken on a daily basis between acupuncture visits to enhance the effects of the treatment.

Learn more about how acupuncture works at the Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture section, or call 954-586-2273 for a Free Consultation. Our licensed team of acupuncture physicians have the experience, skill and gentle approach necessary to successfully address all of your health concerns.