Acupuncture Services in Massachusetts
Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of ultra-fine sterile, disposable needles. Our practitioners will treat your symptoms and treatments are aimed to rectify the cause of your symptoms. Acupuncture is a relaxing process, and most people experience feelings of calm and well-being post-treatment. If you are new to acupuncture, we will walk you through the process every step of the way so that you know exactly what to expect.
We treat a wide range of symptoms and conditions. We may also choose to incorporate one of the following with the treatment to address your unique needs:
- Electrical Stimulation
- Heat Therapy
Herbs & Supplements
Herbal medicine is an ancient, highly elaborate system of natural healing that has been used by billions of people for all kinds of health conditions. Dedham Acupuncture has a comprehensive apothecary that includes Chinese Herbs, Naturopathic herbs and supplements, and the highest quality vitamins and supplements based in the Whole Foods tradition.
Herbal medicine and Whole Foods supplementation is a wonderful complement to acupuncture treatment, as it works on different substrates in the body and maintains continuity in therapeutic intervention. Acupuncture works on the energetic level by harmonizing the flow of energy through the pathways of the body. Quantum physics has verified that our entire material world is comprised of energy, as is the human body. Acupuncture is so unique because it is one of the few therapies that can manipulate the flow of energy in the body and mind to produce a therapeutic effect. In acupuncture theory, until chronic health conditions are addressed on the energetic level, the root cause or problem will often be neglected.
Herbs and Supplements work more on the level of blood and manifest physiology. The herbs contain macro and micronutrients that can have specific therapeutic effects on certain organs of the body, such as the liver or kidneys. By working on both the immaterial and material levels, the treatment of acupuncture with herbs is much more effective and lasting.
Advanced diagnostic testing for fertility and overall wellness
1. Female hormone panel (eFHP) test
A non-invasive test that is taken over the course of the menstrual cycle. Eleven saliva samples are collected over different days of the cycle to assess estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) levels.
We use this test to look for:
- Luteal phase defects
- Double ovulation
- Early ovulation
- No ovulation
- Early pregnancy problems
- Estrogen and/or progesterone dominance
- FSH surges
- LH surges
- Corpus luteum response
- Potential cystic ovaries
2. Postmenopause (ePostM) and Perimenopause(ePeriM)Tests.
A non-invasive test that involves saliva samples taken over the course of thirty days. It tests for estrogen, progesterone, LH, FSH, and DHEA Levels.
We use this test to look for and treat:
- Bleeding irregularities
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot ﬂashes or sweats
- Changes in sex drive
- Nervous system
- Nervousness or irritability
- Mood changes
- Metabolic changes
- Skin aging or cosmetic changes
- Altered fat and carbohydrate metabolism
3. Male hormone panel (eMHP) test
A non-invasive test that involves a saliva sample. It tests for DHEA, androstenedione, testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, estrone, progesterone, FSH, and LH levels.
We use this test to look for:
- Low sperm count
- Low sperm motility
- Morphology problems
- Low libido
- Erectile dysfunction
4. Adrenal stress index (ASI) test
Measures cortisol, DHEA, insulin, gliadin antibodies, 17-hydroxyprogesterone, and total salivary sIgA during a circadian cycle. This test is useful in the evaluation of hypothalamic-adrenal function and the impact that stress has had on it.
Acupuncture Menopause Services & Treatments in Massachusetts
Menopause is the natural end to menstruation. Menopause can start as early as 40 years old or as late as 60 years old. If menopause occurs prior to age 40, this is thought to be abnormal and is called premature menopause. Menopause is the result of the depletion of egg cells from the ovaries and the reduction of female hormones. Menopause is considered complete when you have been without your period for a full year. Rather than a single point in time, menopause is a process or transitional period when women move away from the phase of life where reproduction is possible. Menopause is a normal part of life. It marks the end of a long, slow process that begins when ovaries begin to produce less estrogen and progesterone. These female hormones are both important for normal menstrual cycle and successful pregnancy.
In addition to its role in reproduction, estrogen is an important hormone for maintaining bone health, and it may also play important roles in heart health, skin elasticity, and brain function.
Hormonal Changes that we can treat with Acupuncture and Herbs:
Acupuncture Fertility, IVF/IUI in Dedham & Boston, MA
Natural Infertility Solutions
At Dedham Acupuncture, we specialize in the treatment of women who are trying to conceive naturally or with Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) such as IUI or IVF.
Our Licensed Acupuncturists have over 15 years of clinical experience in assisting women to conceive using traditional therapies, comprehensive nutritional and herbal counseling and acupuncture. We have successfully treated hundreds of women and men who have unexplained fertility or another diagnosed condition that may be impeding conception.
Many of our patients receive acupuncture while undergoing care at Fertility Solutions, Boston IVF, and the Fertility Centers of New England. We are dedicated to coordinating acupuncture care with the IUI or IVF treatment protocols.
Here at Dedham Acupuncture, we have developed groundbreaking protocols to help our clients lower their FSH, help women pass the Clomid Challenge, and respond better to stimulation medications during an IVF cycle.
Below are some examples of situations when acupuncture has been successfully applied to increase the success of the procedure:
- InVitro Fertilization (IVF)
- IntraUterine Insemination (IUI)
- Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
- Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection(ICSI)
- Assisted Hatching (AH)
- IntraVenous ImmunoGlobulin Therapy (IvIg)
- Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
- Donor Egg
- Donor Sperm
- Our experience includes helping women with:
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Unexplained Infertility
- Low ovarian reserve
- Irregular periods
- High FSH levels
- Ovarian Cysts
- Cervical Mucuos problems
- Immunological Problems
- Tubal causes
- Age related factors
- Idiopathic factors
- Male factor (low sperm count, motility, etc.)
- Uterine causes