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Women’s Health Issues

Dr. Joan Kim-Wagner has a special interest and aptitude for treating health conditions specific to women.

She Specializes in Holistic Medicine Solutions For:

  • 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? 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 the female body’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 ovaries. Acupuncture is believed to moderate cyclooxygenase and prostaglandin levels in the uterus, reducing uterine contractions and improving implantation rates.

Holistic medicine has been treating menopause for at least 2000 years. It’s known for reducing symptoms like night sweats, hot flashes and emotional stability. In fact, most 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 treatments and holistic 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 menstruation. 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 treatments and oriental medicinal practices, such as holistic medicine techniques, provide a safe alternative to surgery or drug therapy.

If you’re pursuing weight loss via acupuncture, you’ll see an increased metabolism and a strengthened digestive system. These benefits are accompanied by no side effects often associated with weight loss drugs and other methods. This allows your body to become its own fat burning machine and work correctly and independently without outside interference.

Pain Relief

Pain is a very common problem caused by a variety of ailments. Acupuncture treatments for pain are varied and based largely on what is causing the suffering. Available treatments include acupuncture along selected meridian points, or energy pathways of the body. These techniques are combined with moxibustion ( also known as hyperthermal treatment) which is defines as 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, and TMJ, just 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, but acupuncture treatments and holistic medicine offers a natural way of healing the body.

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. But, your sinus, allergy, migraine, tension headaches and more can all be treated effectively with advanced acupuncture techniques.

Sports-Related Injuries

Our clinic is focused on preventing and treating sports-related injuries, as well as injuries stemming form exercising or physical activity of all kinds. We take an individualized treatment approach for each patient in order to foster a speedy recovery and return to your everyday lifestyle.

We are here to help you achieve your health goals!

Fatigue

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 the US. Acupuncture and holistic medicine can successfully treat fatigue and restore your vitality.

Would you like to be rid of your fatigue and be able to live life to its fullest? There is an alternative to surgery or drug therapy! Reach out to find out more about our available holistic treatments that are right for you.

Insomnia

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

Acupuncture Treatments Can Help Heal Illnesses Like:

  • 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 oriental medicinal techniques. Patients usually experience a noticeable improvement in the first two weeks. Unlike Western medications, holistic and herbal medicine is curative, actually boosting the patient’s immune strength while at the same time reducing symptoms.