Acupuncture for every stage of your life.

We want you to always leave our Charlotte Acupuncture clinic feeling empowered, hopeful, and excited for the future.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese methodology designed to encourage the body to heal itself naturally. This is done by inserting very thin needles into the skin and then applying heat or electrical stimulation at precise acupuncture points.

The exact onset of acupuncture as a health practice in China is unclear, but it was first recorded back in 100 BCE. The study and practices developed to support Qi (pronounced “chee”) or life force has been passed down from generation to generation.

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How does acupuncture help?

Acupuncture is not limited to women’s health, but there are several ailments that can be directly addressed through acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicine modalities. The modern woman is especially susceptible to the effects of stress, sleep deprivation, lethargy, and digestive issues, all of which can impact gynecological health and fertility.

How does it work?

Acupuncture is a clinical modality designed to help balance your body’s various interconnected systems. Traditional practitioners share that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface.

 

These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissue. Many believe that acupuncture works by stimulating a nerve in the body that then sends a signal to the brain to release pain-relieving hormones including beta-Endorphins. These hormones can help suppress pain and improve your overall mood.

Will it hurt?

Most patients don’t feel any pain, some even fall asleep during their session. Others feel some sensation while others report minimal pain. People experience acupuncture needling differently. Once the needles are in place, there is no pain felt. Acupuncture needles are very thin and are not as large or as painful as a hypodermic needle.

Acupuncture & TCM

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help with several health issues including:

– Infertility
– Menstrual Cycle Irregularities
– Menopause
– Pain Management
– Internal Medicine
– Mental Health
– Overall Wellness

Can acupuncture help me get pregnant?

Yes it can! Acupuncture and TCM has demonstrated effectiveness in treating or supporting the treatment of dozens of medical issues. It also has fewer and more mild side effects as compared to many western pharmaceutical remedies. It truly is the best of both worlds. 

Though there are many, many benefits to TCM, here are a few of the benefits that are most important to people who want to be parents.

Stimulate Reproductive Hormones

Acupuncture can optimize the production of reproductive hormones. Once a woman conceives, subsequent treatments can support her during her pregnancy.

Mitigating Stress

Restoring energy balance and triggering nervous system responses is a key factor in reducing inflammation and lowering the body’s stress reaction.

Supporting IVF

The most effective fertility treatments involve a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and traditional medicine.

Pregnancy Wellness

Studies have shown that acupuncture during pregnancy not only helps to
strengthen the mother, it also helps to produce a healthier baby.

Our treatments focus on:

MORNING SICKNESS

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have a long history of treating morning sickness, nausea and other pregnancy-related ailments. A recent research study found that in addition to lessening nausea and dry retching, patients receiving traditional acupuncture reported improvement in five aspects of their general health status: vitality, social function, physical function, mental health, and emotional role function.

MISCARRIAGE PREVENTION

Miscarriage during the first trimester is common: about one in five pregnancies will end in a loss. The causes of miscarriages are not always understood, but chromosome abnormality is a common reason. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is safe and effective treatments to help strengthen the body and correct the underlying imbalances that could cause a miscarriage.

LABOR INDUCTION

Acupuncture is a great natural alternative to induce labor. Often, when a woman undergoes 1-3 treatments of induction acupuncture therapy, she will go into labor naturally before her scheduled induction date.

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