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Urinary Incontinence

Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of mixed urinary incontinence in women.  Mixed urinary incontinence (MUI) is typically a combination of stress and urge incontinence.

You may have mixed urinary incontinence if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Urine leakage when you sneeze, cough, laugh, do jarring exercise or lift something heavy
  • Urine leakage after a sudden urge to urinate, while you sleep, after drinking a small amount of water, or touching water or hearing it run

MUI accounts for approximately 30% of all women suffering from incontinence.

Stress incontinence often results when childbirth, pregnancy, sneezing, coughing, or other factors lead to weakened muscles that support and control the bladder or increase pressure on the bladder, causing urine to leak.

Urge incontinence is caused by involuntary actions of the bladder muscles. These may occur because of damage to nerves of the bladder, the nervous system, or muscles themselves

Several studies have strongly demonstrated the effectiveness of Acupuncture to restore long term bladder control; significantly reducing urgency and leakage.

Gynecological Disorders

Regulating the cycle is the first aim of Acupuncture in the treatment of gynecological disorders.  Ideally a regular cycle is a 28 day (plus or minus a few days) cycle with regular mid-cycle ovulation.

Commonly treated conditions with Acupuncture include painful menstruation (dysmenorrhea), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menstrual irregularities and absence of menstruation (amenorrhea).

Acupuncture is very effective in improving hormonal imbalances.  By treating stress as well, improvement to PMS and menstrual irregularities can be readily experienced.

Acupuncture therapy and Chinese herbs can treat and relieve the symptoms of many other gynecological conditions as well, such as endometriosis and PCOS.  Positive results are often experienced after a commitment to regular Acupuncture with Chinese herbs for up to 3 cycles

Fibrocystic Breasts

Fibrocystic breasts are responsive to the fluctuating hormones of the menstrual cycle.  They can be very painful and cause breast swelling.  Through the hormonal balancing effect of Acupuncture this condition can be treated.  Often treating stress, which Acupuncture has the wonderful ability to do, will also dramatically help relieve symptoms.


For some women menopause can be an extremely uncomfortable experience and symptoms can often last for a very long time, affecting one’s quality of life.

Although Menopause is often a natural process, Acupuncture can provide significant relief to hot flashes, night sweats, menstrual irregularities, sleep issues and can help with other emotional and physical changes.

Whether you are in perimenopause or menopause, whether it has occurred naturally or because of a hysterectomy or a course of chemotherapy, Acupuncture has the wonderful ability to help the body adjust more smoothly to the changes in your body.