Women Who Run

Supporting women's health through gentle holistic methods.

Traditional Chinese medicine has been shown to provide safe and natural methods of treating many feminine health concerns.  Our specially trained professionals are ready to help you create a custom care plan to find balance and peace for your body, mind, and spirit.  Just a few of the issues we treat at Dix Hills Family Acupuncture are:

Irregular or painful menstrual cycles • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome • Endometriosis • Chronic illness • Infertility • Natal and postpartum support • Menopause and perimenopause • Hormonal imbalances • Cardiovascular health • Migraines and chronic headaches • Pain management • and more!

According to the CDC, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, affecting 1 in every 5 females.  Furthermore, the CDC recognizes that “despite increases in awareness over the past decades, only about half (56%) of women recognize that heart disease is their number 1 killer.” Acupuncture integrated with a healthy lifestyle is highly effective in decreasing your risk of cardiovascular diseases by decreasing the demand of your heart’s activity and need for oxygen and lowering blood pressure.

The American Psychiatric Association documents that each year, 1 in 5 women in the United States has a mental health problem such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or an eating disorder. Women are twice as likely to experience depression, anxiety, PTSD, and/or attempt suicide than men. 85-95% of all persons with eating disorders are women. Integrating acupuncture with other therapies can help balance the brain chemicals and stress hormones, helping with depression, sleep disturbances, appetite, and energy levels.  Acupuncture is highly effective in treating anxiety, chronic pain syndrome and chronic pelvic floor syndrome.  Acupuncture is now integrated in the United States Armed Forces for treatment of PTSD and combat stress syndrome.

Acupuncture can help with women’s health concerns and has been for more than 1000 years. It has been growing in popularity because of the success in treating the following conditions: 

Pain Management
Acupuncture is one of the most powerful pain-altering modalities in the world. It can be practiced successfully for pain relief with a variety of other Chinese medicine modalities including cupping, moxibustion, electrical stimulation and Chinese herbal medicine. Chronic pain of any type is often the most common ailment seen today in many acupuncture clinics.

 

Acupuncture can decrease swelling, spasms and inflammation.  The holistic mechanism performed by your acupuncturist not only treats the symptom of pain (branch), but also treats any constitutional weaknesses or excesses (root causes)  that may predispose the individual to have injuries.  Millions of Americans suffering from acute and chronic pain seek out alternative methods for the management of their pain. Acupuncture being on the top of the list, not only can reduce their pain can also help lessen their dependency on dangerous and cautioned prescription drugs.

Migraines and Chronic Headaches

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, women are three times more likely to get migraines as men, and about 85% of chronic migraine patients are women.  Headaches and migraines are not fun.  They complicate your day, and affect your ability to function or maintain relationships with family, co-workers, and yourself.  Living with constant headaches or migraine pain is associated with significant disability, including frequent occurrences of missed school or work, inability to perform household chores, and missed time with family and friends.  According to the World Health Organization, “Migraine is the eighth most disabling disease worldwide, the most burdensome neurologic disease, and responsible for 5.6% of years lost to disability.”

Acupuncture can successfully assist in your management of headaches and migraines. Dix Hills Family Acupuncture can and will work in tandem with your medical doctors and/or neurologists.  Based on theory in acupuncture medicine, we strive to diagnose precisely to discover imbalances in one’s constitution to gear each treatment based on these individual imbalances and/or cause of pain.  Many times, patients seek alternatives to pharmacologic treatments because of the terrible side effects or ineffectiveness.  What may work for one patient, may not be the correct treatment for another. 

Reproductive Wellbeing
Acupuncture can boost your ability to conceive naturally by increasing circulation, reducing inflammation, aide in embryo implantation, help balance your reproductive hormones while also supporting In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and/or Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).  
DHFA can further assist and treat other reproductive conditions including, but not limited to, amenorrhea, elevated FSH, endometriosis, irregular menses, IUI support, ovarian cysts, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), miscarriage, or fibroids.


DHFA can further assist with natural solutions to common pregnancy ailments and complications including morning sickness, headaches, indigestion, heartburn and acid reflux, constipation, back pain, knee pain, preeclampsia, anemia, breech position, placental abruption, and placenta previa.
 

DHFA has natural solutions to help with menopause (peri and post), postpartum mood swings, and lactation difficulties as well as increase libido and sexual desire. 

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