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Dr. Ignatovsky & Women's Health

Cindi has been involved in Chinese Medicine since 1997. A speciality of her practice is women's gynecological issues. with advanced training in TCM reproductive medicine from pre-conception to healthy delivery. In addition to her basic acupuncture/herbalist training, she has a doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine. read more ...

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Gynecology

Gynecological acupuncture A woman's body goes through many cycles in the course of a lifetime. From the onset of puberty, to pregnancy, and finally menopause, with years of menstruation in between, a woman's body and hormones are in a constant state of change. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) can restore balance at any stage of a woman's life. TCM has been proven to have a positive effect on the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, the body's mechanism that is responsible for keeping the female reproductive system in balance.

Women's health issues respond exceptionally well to TCM. Today, traditional protocols are combined with advances in Western medical science to maximize the success of treatments. Most gynecological conditions can be brought under control in three to six menstrual cycles.

Some of the many women's health conditions that TCM treats are:

See fertility, pregnancy, and labor conditions treated

The following studies illustrate the effectiveness of TCM for women's health conditions:

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1. Chiu HY, Pan CH, Shyu YK, Han BC, Tsai PS. (2015). Effects of acupuncture on menopause-related symptoms and quality of life in women in natural menopause: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Menopause. Feb;22(2):234-44.
2. Xiang D, Situ Y, Liang X, Cheng L, Zhang G. (2002). Ear acupuncture therapy for 37 cases of dysmenorrhea due to endometriosis. J Tradit Chin Med. Dec;22(4):282-5.
3. Witt CM, Reinhold T, Brinkhaus B, Roll S, Jena S, et al. (2008). Acupuncture in patients with dysmenorrhea: a randomized study on clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in usual care. Am J Obstet Gynecol. Feb;198(2):166.e1-8.
4. Habek D, Habek JC, Barbir A. (2002). Using acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome. Arch Gynecol Obstet. Nov;267(1):23-6.
5. Li YM, Song LZ, Wang P, Jiang HJ. (2005). [Observation on therapeutic effect of warming acupuncture and moxibustion combined with Chinese drugs on ovarian cysts]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. Aug;25(8):537-8.
6. Stener-Victorin E, Waldenstrom U, Tagnfors U, Lundeberg T, Lindstedt G. (2000). Effects of electro-acupuncture on anovulation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. Mar;79(3):180-8.
7. Kim KH, Kang KW, Kim DI, Kim HJ, Yoon HM, et al. (2010).Effects of acupuncture on hot flashes in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women--a multicenter randomized clinical trial. Menopause Mar;17(2):269-80.