Acupuncture Optimal Health For Women

Women have many hormonal fluctuations in their bodies from puberty, through their fertile years, and again during menopause. Acupuncture and TCM can restore and balance the female reproductive system at all stages of life.

Acupuncture beneficially effects the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, the control center for all hormonal activity. It helps regulate our hormones, promote ovulation and keep our cycles regular. TCM enhances the effect of acupuncture by restoring the delicate balance to the endocrine system and internal organs.

Dr. Rakela helps women achieve optimal health and well-being with acupuncture and TCM.

Women's Health Conditions

  • Amenorrhea (absent periods)
  • Annovulation
  • Chronic yeast infections
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
  • Endometriosis
  • Fertility
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Headaches
  • Heavy periods
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Infertility
  • Irregular periods
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Migraines
  • Mood swings
  • Pregnancy problems
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Premature ovarian failure (POF)
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Uterine fibroids

Female & Male Infertility

Acupuncture and TCM can help with a wide range of conditions that affect female and male fertility and infertility. Dr. Rakela can help you with your fertility challenges to achieve pregnancy naturally or to improve the outcome of your IVF treatment.

  • Advanced maternal age
  • Amenorrhea
  • Cervical mucus issues
  • Hormone and endocrine imbalances
  • Elevated FSH
  • Endometriosis
  • Immunology factors
  • Improvement of IVF outcome
  • Insufficient uterine lining
  • Luteal phase defect
  • Male factor infertility
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Ovulation factors
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Poor ovarian reserve
  • Premature ovarian failure (POF)
  • Recurrent miscarriages
  • Stress and insomnia
  • Thyroid problems
  • Unexplained infertility


Dr. Rakela provides natural treatment to help women manage menopause for a graceful transition to their later years. Most women usually experience menopause when they are about 50 years old. However the process of perimenopause begins when women are in their 40's as changes occur in the hormones that regulate their menstrual cycles.

Perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms that are treated successfully:

  • Adrenal stress
  • Depression
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Fibroids
  • Gastric upset
  • Hair thinning
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches
  • Hot flashes
  • Heavy periods
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Irregular periods
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of libido
  • Mental fuzziness
  • Migraines
  • Nervousness
  • Night sweats
  • Osteoporosis
  • Palpitations
  • Weight gain

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