Women’s Health

Acupuncture is My Preferred Form of Preventive Medicine

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Although I appreciate the importance of modern medicine, I’m not a big fan of doctors, prescriptions, or pills.  I have health insurance, and I can go to regular doctors, but I choose not to whenever possible.  The idea of acupuncture … Continue reading

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Acupuncture for Infertility Helped Change My Perspective—and My Life

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At the age of 31, I’ve already lived a full, adventurous life. I assumed, after getting married, that the next journey life had in store for me would be motherhood. When my husband and I began trying to conceive, we … Continue reading

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Acupuncture and Women’s Health

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Women’s health issues are numerous and multifaceted, ranging from infertility to pregnancy, from amenorrhea to menstrual irregularities, from perimenopause to menopause. At Acupuncture Associates in Wilmington, NC, women’s reproductive health is one of Robert’s specialties, an area in which he … Continue reading

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Acupuncture and Amenorrhea

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Any casual observer can see that life moves in cycles. Step outside, look at the sky, and watch the moon as it waxes and wanes night after night. Dip your toes in the ocean at Wrightsville Beach, and observe the … Continue reading

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Overcoming Infertility: Acupuncture Success Stories

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Note: To protect their privacy, the following story and photo are a composite of multiple patients who have successfully conceived, in part, thanks to their treatments at Acupuncture Associates. Ah, spring. Outside my office, the birds are singing and the … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Prenatal Acupuncture

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Bringing a new life into the world is a miracle, a joy, and a privilege. It’s also physically difficult and emotionally demanding. As more women turn to drug-free pregnancies and deliveries, acupuncture for pregnant women has become a popular way … Continue reading

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Relieving PMS with Acupuncture

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For comics, certain topics provide a wealth of material.  Google jokes about PMS, and you will find no shortage of material, like, You know you have PMS when: You’re adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelet. The dryer has shrunk … Continue reading

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Acupuncture and Pregnancy

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Expecting a baby is one of the most exciting events of a lifetime; there is no love quite like the love between a parent and a child. Although your baby is already bringing you comfort and joy, you can still … Continue reading

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Acupuncture Relieves Menopause Symptoms

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Waking up with terrible night sweats now that you are in menopause? Suffering from menopause-related insomnia? For many women, as the body’s natural level of estrogen decreases during menopause, an array of uncomfortable symptoms develop.  These can include hot flashes, insomnia, … Continue reading

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Increasing Fertility with Acupuncture

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Several medical studies have confirmed what the Chinese have known for more than 2,000 years–acupuncture and Chinese medicine improve fertility rates and support a woman’s whole body. In 2002, a study published in the respected medical journal Fertility & Sterility, … Continue reading

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