Women's Health

Dr. Stephens has a great deal of experience in helping women bring their reproductive system back into balance. This help is available at all stages of a woman’s life using acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

Menstruation for some women can be a source of difficulty, inconvenience, or pain. Some of the menstrual problems that can be treated include:
- periods that come too close together or very far apart
- periods that are absent or nearly so
- painful periods
- menstrual flow that is too heavy
- premenstrual symptoms of painful or swollen breasts, abdominal bloating, cramping, or emotional changes such as irritability

Pregnancy can be a wonderful time in a woman’s life. But when issues such as morning sickness, low back or hip pain become a problem, Dr. Stephens can usually offer significant help.

When becoming pregnant is an issue, acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help optimize one’s chances of becoming pregnant and also balance a woman to help those that tend toward miscarriages.

When a woman is near or at the end of her reproductive time, some women expedience difficulties. When menstruation is starting to become irregular and a woman is in perimenopause, she can sometimes have problems of increased pain or bloating, increased premenstrual syndrome, or hot flashes or night sweats. When a woman is fully in menopause, some of these symptoms can persist or become heightened. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help alleviate these symptoms.

Women can also experience unique urinary problems such as frequent urinary tract infections or interstitial cystitis that can also be treated effectively with Acupuncture.

Dr. Stephens is well-versed in treating these conditions and would be happy to discuss your concerns and endeavor to help you with your women’s health concerns.