The complexity and quantity of health issues facing women can be enormous. Many times, Western medicine does not have the answer. Whether it’s issues with fertility, menstrual cycles or musculature, Chinese Medicine may be the answer to helping you live a healthy, active and engaged life.
One of the observations Bertram Furman has made over the years is that most of his patients are women. Women seem to take better care of themselves; they are more attentive to their bodies and more concerned about their health. Women also have more areas of the body that require health attention, care about weight loss, are very busy, get stressed, are fatigued, and may not be getting the care they need through traditional Western channels.
Women care. They are multidimensional and need healthcare that addresses issues on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. This is most likely why so many women are attracted to natural health and find their way to an acupuncturist when other methods have failed.
In fact, many women use natural medicine exclusively. Our typical female patient is in her 30s to 60s. She has not had success with the Western methods; has had or has menses issues; is reaching peri-menopause and has symptoms; and is fatigued because she does so much and doesn’t rest. Above all, she cares—about her children, husband and people, leading her to be overworked, both at work and at home.
We believe traditional Chinese Medicine is a good fit for women. We provide a multi-dimensional approach, using traditional Chinese Medicine, Western-style testing, diet modification, movement and stress reduction. Some of the specialties we treat, all of which benefit from this approach, are:
- Menstrual issues, including cramps, mood swings, lack of period, clotting and irritability.
- Fertility issues, including stress-related infertility, elevated FSH, poor response to Assisted Reproductive Technology, habitual miscarriage and autoimmune antibodies.
- Pregnancy issues, including morning sickness, fatigue and malaise, back pain, cramping, sciatica, carpal tunnel and wrist swelling, indigestion, constipation, headaches, anxiety, breech presentation and labor induction—as well as monthly acupuncture treatments to stimulate the developmental process and ensure a happy baby.
Menopause issues, including hot flashes, night sweats, achiness, dryness and unclear thinking.
Infertility and Pregnancy Treatment
Methods for treating infertility and pregnancy have been developed for over 5,000 years in China, and are still safe and effective today. Advancements throughout the ages have created a concise, natural and effective approach to treating illness. Healthy babies have been born using these safe, time-tested techniques, keeping both the mother and child healthy.
Bertram uses Dr. Ni’s treatment plan for each month of the baby’s development. With Oriental Medicine, we take into account both the spiritual and physical development of the fetus. Each month, a special prescription of acupuncture points is used to ensure the healthiest (both spiritual and physical) baby possible. As part of these special treatments, Bertram uses gold needles on specific points known as the “Happy Baby Points” during the sixth month, to assure the most happy, easy-going child.
We can also diagnose and treat women who come in saying they just don’t feel right, but nothing showed up on blood tests ordered by their Western doctor. And, we often treat women suffering from:
- Headaches / Migraines
- Joint pain
- Autoimmune disorders
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)