Monday, November 18, 2013

Acupuncture and hormones

Recently I had the honor of helping my brother and his wife bring their baby girl into the world. No, I didn't deliver my niece, although I have delivered a baby before. I simply helped to initiate the labor process by using acupuncture. Yes that's right. Acupuncture can have a strong and powerful effect on the hormones of the human body, and in this case, the hormones that initiate labor in a pregnancy. I inserted a few needles, left them in for about 30 minutes, and by early the next morning she was having contractions. Later that evening my niece, Grace, was delivered.

At my clinic in Orange, I also take advantage of this principle of Acupuncture to treat migraine headaches. These are often caused by an imbalance of hormones that affect the blood vessels in the head. Sometimes within a matter of 3 visits, patients are free of headaches, or they are drastically reduced. For some women who have them everyday, this is amazing.

In addition to acupuncture, herbal medicine can have a dramatic effect on the hormones of the body, without the side effects that often come with mainstream western pharmaceuticals.

If you live in Orange County and have questions about Acupuncture and what it can do for you, visit or call 714-997-4861.