Dr. Denise Wiesner, DACM, L. Ac.
At Natural Healing & Acupuncture our natural fertility specialists realize menstrual regulation is a real issue for many women in West LA, Santa Monica and surrounding areas. Hormonal imbalances often result in an irregular menstrual cycle or may be contributing to other conditions including endometriosis, PCOS, and other problems that can impact fertility. Our focus on menstrual regulation involves customized treatment that may include acupuncture, nutrition, herbal medicine, massage, or other therapies depending on your unique circumstances. If an irregular menstrual cycle is an issue for you, natural hormone balancing may be the solution.
At the Natural Healing & Acupuncture Clinic we offer many effective solutions to restore and normalize the menstrual cycle and relieve menstrual pain.
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Acupuncture and herbal medicine can be used during the acute phase of PMS to very effectively relieve symptoms. When regular acupuncture treatment is included in a comprehensive plan that includes diet, and lifestyle changes, patients report great benefits.
Irregular Menstrual Cycles
Acupuncture, herbs, lifestyle changes and nutritional support help balance a woman’s menstrual cycle.
One day I was doubled over in cramping pain from PMS. This had never happened to me before. Tylenol barely cut down the pain. I came into the clinic for an emergency acupuncture session and my pain was relieved–Z. Ross
I started menstruating at 9 years old. Right from the start I had heavy and irregular cycles sometimes I would bleed throughout the month. The only way I knew to control it was with birth control pills. At age 33, I decided I didn’t want to subject myself to the birth control hormones any longer so I went to the Natural Healing & Acupuncture clinic. The Doctor wrote me a customized herbal formula and gave me acupuncture 1x/week for a month. The following month my cycle normalized. Now more than 3 years later I can accurately count the days between periods. This has really changed my life –L. Y.
Dysmenorrhea (Painful Periods)
Primary dysmenorrhea is painful menstruation with no detectable organic disease. This is most common in adolescent girls. We have been very successful at treating this condition with the tools of Chinese medicine.
Secondary dysmenorrhea is painful menstruation from secondary causes. It is frequently associated with pelvic pathology such as: endometriosis, fibroids, cysts and pelvic inflammatory diseases.
Endometriosis is diagnosed with laparoscopy. At the Natural Healing and Acupuncture Clinic we effectively treat this condition to relieve pain and promote fertility either alone or in concert with conventional treatment. We use herbs, acupuncture and nutrition to help balance the cycle.
Chinese medicine along with other natural treatments can successfully control many symptoms of fibroids such as pain, excessive bleeding, constipation and fertility problems.
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
We treat PCOS by pattern differentiation and design herbal and nutritional programs. Acupuncture is used to balance the hormonal control mechanisms (hypothalamus-pituitary-Ovarian-axis – HPOA).