I just finished reading “What Fresh Hell is This? Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, And You” by Heather Corinna. I recommend it to anyone who has or has had a utero-ovarian system. It offers practical, supportive and kind advice for getting through perimenopause and menopause, grounded in science and feminism from a smart, witty, non-binary sex educator.
PMDD (premenstrual dysphoria disorder) can be debilitating, and it’s often difficult to access effective treatment. Acupuncture can help.
In case it’s reassuring: highly stressed-out people get pregnant all the time.
Given how hard people have had to fight for the right to control their own fertility, it feels complicated for us to raise concerns about any kind of hormonal birth control. We’re addressing this topic anyway, because we see so many patients whose health is impacted by hormonal birth control—often, in ways they didn’t expect and aren’t prepared for. We have seen community acupuncture help people dealing with unwanted side effects of various different kinds of hormonal contraceptives, including the Pill (during and after taking the Pill) Depo-Provera, Nuvaring, and hormonal IUDs.
There are many reasons why folks get UTIs; hormonal changes, new sexual partners, antibiotic treatment, diabetes, BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), etc. We also see some people who get UTIs whenever they get stressed-out and run-down. But whatever the reason, we have seen community acupuncture reduce the pain, urinary frequency, and general discomfort associated with UTIs.
Hormonal transitions are a natural part of life and something almost everyone goes through. They can also be quite difficult! Community acupuncture can help.
The body goes through huge changes following the birth of a baby. Post-partum challenges often include postpartum depression as well as digestive issues, inconsistent milk supply and exhaustion. Acupuncture can help with all of these things.
by Stef Cordes and Lisa Baird Menopause is usually a completely natural process, but it can come with it’s fair-share of uncomfortable symptoms. Hot flashes,…
We do induction treatments at GCA every week. Acupuncture for induction of labour is earning a reputation as an effective way to significantly increase chances of naturally going into labour.
Acupuncture is effective at providing relief for many common complaints during pregnancy. We treat a lot of pregnant people, at all stages of pregnancy.