Women's Health

Acupuncture is extremely effective in dealing with a wide variety of conditions by empowering the body’s own healing response.


Effective relief can be achieved for:

  • Menstrual Problems (irregular period, heavy flow, cramps, acne, bloating, breast distention)
  • PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Inflammation
  • Migraines & Headaches Related to the Hormonal Cycle
  • Lack of Libido
  • Fibroids & Cysts in the Uterus and the Breasts
  • Menopause Symptoms (hot flashes, weight gain, emotional stress, mood, poor sleep)
  • Fertility Issues (hormonal imbalances, luteal phase defect, thin endometrium, etc.)

Menstrual Issues: For women, acupuncture greatly enhances vitality and prevents and/or eliminate stagnation of energy, which is one of major causes of PMS, menstrual cramps, fibroid tumors, PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, etc. Unlike the developing attitude in our culture that your period is something to be looked with disdain and regarded as a nuisance, Chinese Medicine holds a woman's menstrual cycle as a vitally important process and a key determinant of a woman's overall health.


Fertility: For women trying to get pregnant, acupuncture supports regular menstruation, and encourages conception by boosting blood flow to the pelvic organs, providing them with better nourishment, improving egg quality, normalizing FSH levels, balancing estrogen and progesterone levels and improving and strengthening the lining of the uterus. Thus promoting conception and a healthy, full-term pregnancy. If you have chosen to undergo assisted reproductive technology, Acupuncture supports those treatments, and as many studies indicated, improves pregnancy outcomes.

Menopause: For women who are approaching or going through this important development phase of a woman's life, acupuncture helps to eliminate hot flashes, night sweats and cravings, manages weight, and improves sleep, relieves pain and resolves emotional stress, stabilizes mood swings, strengthens the bones and improves mental functioning. While hormone replacement therapy may produce similar changes, only acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment that produces no side effects.


Dr. Fooksman is committed to helping you reach your health and wellness goals through acupuncture and self-empowerment.

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