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Commonly Treated Women’s Health Issues

1. PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome): Abdominal Pain, Irritability, Depression, Fatigue, Lower Back Pain, Breast Tenderness, and Headaches.
2. Menstrual Irregularities: Irregular Periods, Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhea), No Periods (Amenorrhea), Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia), and Constant Bleeding or Bleeding Between Periods (Metrorrhagia).
3. Fertility Issues: Infertility, Frequent Miscarriage, and IVF and IUI Support.
4. Menopausal Signs and Symptoms: Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, Insomnia, Anxiety, Heart Palpitations, Depression, Bladder and Vaginal Issues, Sexual Decline, Body Aches and Pain, and Fatigue.
5. Lifestyle Issues: Sleep Issues, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue.
6. Complex Gynecological Irregularities: Cysts, Endometriosis, Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and Uterine fibroids.
7. Infections & Viruses: Yeast Infections, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s), HPV, and Herpes.
8. Pregnancy Related Issues: Morning Sickness, Heartburn, Constipation, Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Low Back Pain, Hemorrhoids, Edema, Insomnia, and Fatigue.
9. Post-Partum Related Issues: Depression, Fatigue, and Insufficient Lactation.
10. Other Women’s Health Related Issues: Cancer Support, Weight Loss and Management.

Our Expertise:

Dr. Brian Grosam completed his PhD in acupuncture with a focus on gynecological issues. For close to three years, he completed daily internship rounds in the acupuncture and gynecology departments of the SDUTCM Teaching Hospital in Jinan, China, where is observed and treated as many as 100 patients per day alongside his professors.

Dr. Brian Grosam is a member of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) and a proud member of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

Dr. Brian Grosam organized and completed his doctoral clinical research on “The Effects of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Perimenopausal Symptoms” in 2008. His clinical results showed a dramatic reduction in the overall symptoms that accompany the perimenopausal stage in women’s lives. Dr. Grosam is a leading expert in the treatment of perimenopause with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Women’s Health

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been used for thousands of years to correct the imbalances women experience through all stages of life. Together, they maintain balance in a woman’s body as it cycles through menarche, reproduction and family planning, menopause and beyond. All across the world, acupuncture and Chinese medicine are commonly being used as the primary modalities for treating and supporting women and women’s health issues. And since acupuncture and Chinese medicine are safe, natural, and effective in treating most women’s issues, they are commonly used as adjunctive therapies in western medical clinics and hospitals. All in all, they can be easily tailored to meet your needs and to be incorporated into your health care plan.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

Generally, women’s health related issues, including menstrual irregularities, PMS issues, infertility, and menopausal symptoms, respond real well to acupuncture. Dr. Brian Grosam notices on average that 7 out of 10 women can reach their full healthcare goals with acupuncture and Chinese medicine. You should generally notice a difference within the first few weeks of treatment. The quantity and frequency of treatments you may need are based on the severity and the duration of your symptoms. So, for example:

Mild Conditions: (3-6 Treatments; 1x per week)
Moderate Conditions: (6-12 Treatments; 1-2x per week)
Severe Conditions: (12-24+ Treatments; 2x per week)
Short Duration/Acute Conditions: (3-12 Treatments; 2x per week)
Long Duration/Chronic Conditions: (12-24+ Treatments; 1x per week)

Remember this is only a general guideline and every individual person is different and will respond uniquely to acupuncture, based on your particular lifestyle, diet, exercise, work, and sleep habits. Emotional, environmental and genetic factors will also play a role and are a necessary consideration. We can safely give you a better understanding and a more accurate plan once we have met you and gone through the initial intake.

Is Acupuncture Effective for Infertility?

We have helped many couples start their families at our clinic! Acupuncture is being utilized world-wide as a primary modality as well as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of fertility issues. Acupuncture works on: Increasing and regulating menstruation and ovulation; Regulating proper blood flow to the uterus; Aiding in thickening the uterine lining for proper egg implantation; Regulates FSH, LH, E2, and progesterone hormones; Reduces stress related hormones, Lowers stress hormones responsible for infertility. Acupuncture is also effective and often necessary to treat male factors, as well, that can lead to infertility such as: Increasing total concentration, motility and morphology of sperm.

Other Recommendations

Every woman is different and will respond uniquely to acupuncture, based on your particular lifestyle, diet, exercise, work, and sleep habits. We help you learn what changes you can make in your diet, exercise and lifestyle to maintain the positive results of your acupuncture treatments. As you will discover, many women’s health issues are treatable and preventable and making small steps to improve your health can make all the difference.