Women’s Health Issues

Dr. Joan Kim-Wagner has a special interest and aptitude for treating health conditions specific to women including infertility, menopause, menstrual cramps, excessive bleeding, PMS, amenorrhea and more.

Are you one of the many women who suffer from PMS, menopause or peri-menopausal symptoms? Are you concerned about the confusing and often misleading information on treatments available for these conditions? How long and often have you been troubled by any of the following: Hot Flashes? Foggy Thinking? Fatigue? Weight Gain? Dry Skin?

Irregular or Painful Periods? Bloating? Mood Swings? Hair Loss? Are you frustrated by trying to identify the cause of your symptoms and getting only temporary relief at best? Do side effects of medications concern you? If you would like to be rid of you symptoms ONCE AND FOR ALL, there is an alternative to drug therapy!

Acupuncture increases blood flow to the reproductive organs, dramatically improving a woman’s response to hormonal therapy. Acupuncture has been show to regulate hormone levels by moderating the release of hormone levels in the brain, improving the release of hormones by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, and estrogen and progesterone levels from the ovary. Acupuncture has been speculated to moderate cyclooxygenase and prostaglandin levels in the uterus, reducing uterine motility to improve implantation rates.

Oriental Medicine has been treating menopause for at least 2000 years. Night sweats and hot flashes are drastically reduced or eliminated. Emotional upsets that can accompany menopause is treated very effectively with herbal medicine.

Menstrual disorders respond well to herbal medicine. Whether the problem is no period, excessive bleeding, cramping or pain, all of these conditions typically improve through a combination of Acupuncture treatment and Oriental Medicine.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) refers to a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms that typically occur 5-11 days before a woman starts her menstrual cycle. In Oriental Medicine, PMS is almost always attributable to poor blood flow through the liver at the time of menses. Encouraging better circulation through the hepatic artery is very effective in helping with PMS.

Weight Loss & Digestive Disorders

Heartburn, gas, bloating constipation or diarrhea can restrict normal daily activities and interfere with quality of life. Pharmacy shelves are lined with products that may provide temporary relief but do not address the underlying causes that create these symptoms. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine provide a safe alternative to surgery or drug therapy.

For weight loss, metabolism is increased, and the digestive system is strengthened, with no side effects, allowing your body to become its own fat burning machine!

Pain Relief

Pain is a very common problem caused by a variety of reasons. Acupuncture treatment for pain is varied and based largely on what is causing the suffering. Available treatments include acupuncture along selected meridian points (energy pathways of the body), along with moxibustion (hyperthermal treatment – applying heat and herbs on the surface of the body, used in conjunction with acupuncture), herbal medicine, and massage.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can relieve the pain of arthritis, joint pain, back pain, bursitis, tendonitis, facial palsy, headaches, migraines, hemorrhoids, intercostal neuralgia, sciatica, shoulder pain, sports injuries, stroke, TMJ, to name a few.

Chronic pain, whether from a pinched nerve, sciatica, arthritis or other conditions can be very frustrating for the sufferer. Western medicine slows the healing process. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine offers a holistic way of healing the body naturally.

Headaches are the number one health complaint in America. They affect you, your family and those around you, restricting you from daily activities. Western medicine offers temporary relief at best. Sinus, allergy, migraine, tension headaches and more can all be treated effectively with acupuncture.

Sports-Related Injuries

Our clinic is focused on preventing and treating sports-related injuries related to participating in a sport, exercising or physical activity. We take an individualized treatment approach for each patient in order to foster speedy recovery and a return to his or her everyday lifestyle.

We are here to help you achieve your health goals!


Do you suffer from fatigue? If so, how long have you suffered and how frequently? What is it like for you when your fatigue is at its very worst? What does it restrict you from doing? How does it affect you, your family and those around you? Does it affect your work?

Fatigue robs millions of people of the ability to enjoy life to the fullest. It does more to destroy quality of life than any other condition and is one of the most common health complaints in America. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine successfully treats fatigue and restores vitality.

Would you like to be rid of your fatigue ONCE AND FOR ALL and be able to live life to its fullest? There is an alternative to surgery or drug therapy!


Are you plagued by disturbed sleep? Do you sleep fitfully and wake up often during the night? Do you have a hard time getting back to sleep once awakened? Do you have difficulty getting up in the morning? If you do, we may have good news for you! Acupuncture and Oriental medicine are excellent drug free solutions to get you sleeping through the night!

Respiratory & Immune Disorder

Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, Cold, Flu, COPD, Pneumonia, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Tonsilitis, and more.

Are you one of the millions of people who suffer the devastating effects of chronic sinus and allergy problems? Are you tired of taking drugs that only offer temporary relief at best? Are you concerned with the long term side effects of those drugs? Acupuncture can help to detoxify the body, strengthen the immune disorder and the adrenal gland so that the body no longer has an allergic response!

Asthma, Bronchitis, Common Colds, Rhinitis, COPD and more respond well to OrientalMedicine. Patients usually experience a noticeable improvement in the first two weeks. Unlike Western medications, herbal medicine is curative, actually boosting the patient’s immune strength while at the same time reducing symptoms.