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See also information on treating dysmenorrhea (painful periods with menstrual cramps) with acupuncture.

Painful Periods

"Since at least my early 20's I'd had quite severe cramps with my periods - the kind where I'd lay in bed all day (sometimes 2 days) and need to miss school or work. I tried prescription pain medicines and they didn't work. I used birth control for years until I stopped taking it, and the pain came back in full force. That's when I found Cindi, and after a few treatments my painful cramps disappeared!!!! I never experienced them again! Since then, Cindi has also helped me with the effects of stress and anxiety, and I have been seeing her throughout my current pregnancy. I like to say she resets my battery. Not only are her treatments a lifesaver, but she is incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and perceptive to her client's needs. Acupuncture with Cindi is the best thing I do for my health."
-- Agustina, 2012

"Cindi Ignatovsky and acupuncture saved me from a hysterectomy 3 years ago!

"I had always suffered from horrible, painful periods (dysmenorrhea). However, with the beginning of peri-menopause, my symptoms (cramping/pain/irritability/bleeding) worsened. My GYN suggested an IUD to try, but her first suggestion was a hysterectomy!

"I sought out Cindi after an intensive internet search and I must say, she has been one of the best finds of my life! My symptoms are now controlled with an individualized treatment plan combining supplements, a custom herb blend, and continued monthly acupuncture.

"I thank Cindi and her expertise for giving me my life back; a life without a hysterectomy! I would recommend her to anyone not only for her extensive knowledge base but also for her compassionate wisdom and support!"
--MariRuth, 2012

Painful Periods & IBS

"A friend referred me to Cindi to help with my heavy periods and cramping. She helped me with that and a lot more! My periods became shorter and less painful. ...

"Cindi is great at returning calls, making convenient appointments, being responsive and reliable. She is a great listener and diagnostician. She really gets to the root of what's going on with me. It's like therapy, medicine, and massage, kind of all rolled into one!"
-- Holly, 2009

Irregular Menstrual Cycles

"Cindi is amazing. I started seeing her after going off the pill in preparation for starting our family, and my cycles were crazy. I enjoyed her supportive but professional manner, and the fact that she was well-versed in alternative medicine, but not at all hostile to Western medicine or into the more out-there alternatives. I'm sure crystals work for some people, but I don't want to hear about them.

"Cindi did a great job of helping regulate my cycles and getting me ovulating regularly. Unfortunately, that wasn't quite enough for us to get pregnant, and we went through a very long journey on the way to our wonderful son. Cindi was incredibly helpful all along the way, both with the medical aspects and the emotional. I don't think I could have made it through the very painful years without her compassion and perspective. It turns out I have several immune-related factors that were preventing a successful pregnancy. Cindi suggested it early on, and suggested an RE (Dr. Zouves, who is amazing!) who specializes in these problems.

"It took me a while to be ready to hear that and to pursue it, but once I did, it turned out she was dead right. I'm amazed at how intuitive she was at knowing what was going on with me, and I'm incredibly grateful to her for figuring it out and sending me to the right doctor. She provided acupuncture support for our treatments with Dr. Z that I believe contributed to our success, and also was unbelievably kind, caring, and understanding during the often scary and stressful process.

"Once I was pregnant, it was wonderful to see her every week or every other week...her treatments helped me have a very comfortable and easy pregnancy, and it was great being able to ask an expert all my little preggo questions without having to call my ob all the time. In short, Cindi was an integral part of our journey from "gee, let's have a baby" to the moment my ob placed our son on my chest. It was a much longer journey than we ever expected it to be, and I think we'd still be stuck somewhere on the path without her insight, intuition, and skill. I highly recommend her for any type of "female trouble", fertility challenges, and pregnancy support.

"She also successfully (much more than I was expecting!) induced me after my ob decided my son would be a giant baby and started threatening me with medical induction, and recommended our amazing doula."
-- Emily, 2010

"I lucked out when my internet search for acupuncturists in the Bay Area lead me to Cindi. Cindi is one of the best clinicians I have ever met. Not only is she highly skilled in the use of acupuncture and herbs to successfully treat a variety of health issues, she sincerely cares about improving your physical and emotional well-being. I started seeing her to treat cystic acne related to my periods. My periods were also very irregular, and I would get bad migraines with each period. After years of doctor visits that never seemed to get to the root of the problem, I decided to try acupuncture. Now, thanks to Cindi's treatments and recommendations, I have been free of cystic acne for 3 years, my periods are regular, and I rarely get migraines anymore! Cindi also helped me to decrease anxiety around flying and other situations that were stressful to me. My only complaint is that I had to move out of state, and now I can't find anyone who matches her expertise and skill with Women's Health."
-- Liz, 2009

See also information on treating dysmenorrhea (painful periods with menstrual cramps) with acupuncture.