Medical research and clinic evidence show that most women''s health issues can be overcome solely or primarily by the use of acupuncture and herbal medicine. For many years, Dr. Lin Zhou has found, both through her research and practical experience, that acupuncture and herbal medicine has been extremely effective in dealing with a wide variety of conditions by empowering the mind and the body's own healing response. More and more of her patients are exploring acupuncture and herbal medicine as an alternative path to health and well-being and are experiencing positive results.
For women in early life, acupuncture and herbal medicine greatly enhance vitality and prevent and/or eliminate stagnation of energy, which is one of major causes of menstrual cramps, fibroid tumors, PMS, endometriosis, etc.
For women trying to get pregnant, acupuncture and herbal medicine promote conception by boosting blood flow to the pelvic organs, providing them with better nourishment, normalizing FSH levels, balancing estrogen and progesterone levels and improving and strengthening the lining of the uterus. Thus promoting conception and a healthy, full-term pregnancy (see infertility).
For women in menopause, acupuncture and herbal medicine not only eliminate hot flashes, night sweats and sugar cravings, promote weight loss and better sleep patterns, relieve pain and emotional stress, and stabilize mood swings, they also minimize osteoporosis and poor mental function. Studies show that both acupuncture and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) produce comparable changes in estrogen levels, but only acupuncture increases the level of both thyroid stimulating hormone, which speeds up metabolism, and testosterone (male hormone), which may help prevent breast cancer and bone density loss.