//Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine2018-11-07T20:36:15-04:00

Acupuncture – Fertility Therapy

Treats Frequent Miscarriage and Helps IVF Support

At Rhythms, we specialize exclusively in women’s health and fertility issues, providing a holistic approach to wellness for those in the Portland and Kennebunk, ME and Portsmouth, NH areas.  Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are one of the most important and effective treatments we use for women with an irregular menstrual cycle, natural hormone balancing, endometriosis, and other issues that can impact fertility.

Getting pregnant naturally is the dream of many couples who have faced disappointment time after time.  As a trusted, reputable integrative wellness center we know the power of functional medicine, acupuncture, and other holistic treatments used today to benefit women’s health and fertility.  The advantages of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture to overall health, well-being and fertility is astounding.  When combined with nutrition for fertility, many health and fertility issues can be overcome.

Natural Fertility Solutions

What is acupuncture, and how does it benefit women?  A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, it is an alternative medicine in which fine disposable needs are inserted into the skin to aid with blood circulation and energy.  These in turn assist in the repair of vital organs and tissues as improved blood circulation nourishes the body.  Acupuncture essentially aids in regulating the body’s system, helping stabilize hormone levels and enhancing ovarian function in women, and increasing sperm production in men.  Increased blood flow to the reproductive organs helps many women and men who have had problems becoming pregnant due to infertility.

At Rhythms, our goal is to address women’s health issues in a way that is natural and focuses on the health of the body and its various organs and systems.  We invite those in Portland, Kennebunk, or Portsmouth who are interested in learning more about acupuncture and its impact on health and fertility to contact us now at 207-615-4240.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a diverse field of medicine that developed in China thousands of years ago, is comprised of four major modalities: acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition therapy, and exercise/restorative therapy (qigong, tai chi).

The use of fine disposable needles that aid energy and blood circulation thereby nourishing the body and helping in the repair of tissues and vital organs.
The use of natural plant and medicinal substances in various combinations to treat a variety of conditions including hormonal disturbances, menstrual issues, anxiety, menopausal disturbances, etc.
A system of utilizing foods based on their energetic qualities to prevent disease and promote healing.
An ancient healing method incorporating movement and breathing to promote healing and restore health.

In China, herbal medicine is just as important as acupuncture for treating many conditions. In fact, the education of Chinese medical practitioners in China involves extensive training in both disciplines which cannot be separated. In some areas of the United States, however, one can train to become an acupuncturist without the herbal medicine modality thereby limiting their scope of knowledge.

We are proud to say that our practice is trained and highly skilled in all of these modalities including Chinese herbal medicine, thereby offering you the full range of Chinese medical services to fully meet your needs.

Various adjunctive techniques are frequently used during our Chinese medical treatment and may include:

A warming and therapeutic Chinese herb called mugwort (artemesia vulgaris) used to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi and maintain health.
A form of medical massage utilizing the acupuncture meridians to promote healing.
A form of acupuncture in which acupuncture points are stimulated by mild electrical pulses.
The application of electromagnetic devices to acupuncture points to stimulate the flow of energy and blood.