Women's Health

offered in Pearl River, NY

Women's Health services offered in Pearl River, NY

Your women’s health needs may change many times throughout your life, so it’s important to have an empathetic and skilled specialist to address issues like cramps, menopause symptoms, and infertility as they arise.  At Pearl River Acupuncture in Pearl River, New York, experienced acupuncturist and herbal medicine specialist Yoonyoung Lee, DACM, LAc, Dipl. OM, offers specialized women’s health care using natural approaches.  She has a long history of excellent patient results and is ready to help you with your challenges now.  Call the office or book your appointment using online scheduling today.

1. How does acupuncture help with women’s health?

Acupuncture uses skinny needles to gently stimulate the flow of Qi — natural life force energy that moves throughout your body. When Qi flow is disrupted, you can experience many health problems, and women’s health issues are a common example. 

No matter what stage of life you’re in, imbalanced Qi can lead to problems. Some of the most common women’s health issues that acupuncture can help treat are:

  • Irregular periods
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Perimenopause symptoms: hot flashes, night sweats, and others 
  • Pregnancy symptoms
  • Infertility

In addition to restoring Qi flow, acupuncture helps balance your hormones and nourish your reproductive organs, especially the uterus, and ovaries. 

2. What should I do before acupuncture sessions for women’s health issues?

Before your first session, you’ll complete intake forms either by email or on the day of your visit. These forms tell Dr. Lee about your needs and goals for acupuncture sessions. 

During your first visit, Dr. Lee creates a personalized acupuncture plan for your needs.  Often, she recommends supplemental treatments such as cupping, gua sha, tui na, and herbal medicine to further enhance the effects of your acupuncture treatments and give you the ideal results.

While it might seem like a light treatment, acupuncture and other natural approaches can demand a lot from your body.  So, you need to fuel your body properly ahead of time by eating a small meal. 

Depending on the specific areas of treatment, you may need to partially disrobe in a private treatment room. You’ll receive towels to drape yourself. Or, you can wear loose-fitting shorts and a T-shirt for your session. 

Plan to be at the Pearl River Acupuncture office for around an hour. The sessions themselves take around 30-45 minutes. 

3. What can I expect from my women’s health acupuncture sessions?

Acupuncture sessions are comfortable for most patients. Dr. Lee uses a very gentle needling technique that patients find relaxing and rejuvenating.  She personalizes your acupuncture sessions based on your current symptoms and their intensity. 

Dr. Lee always strives to guide you through treatment gently and with compassion. She’s especially adept at supporting women through challenging times, like menopause so that they can have a smooth transition and a good quality of life. 

To learn more about gentle natural approaches to women’s health problems, call Pearl River Acupuncture or click the online scheduler now.