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Women's Health

Regulating Your Cycle

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been found to regulate the cycle via the influence on the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis.

  • Dysmennorrhea (painful periods)
  • Amennorrhea (no period)
  • Irregular periods
  • PMS
  • Cysts and PCOS


Acupuncture is now being recommended by most fertility specialists in conjunction with Western IUI/IVF procedures.  Research suggests that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is beneficial to:

  • Improve blood flow to the ovaries and uterus
  • Increase uterine lining
  • Ease stress and anxiety
  • Balance the side effects of ART treatments
    Additionally, Dr. Marge-Barrows offers flexible hours to accomodate the unique scheduling needs of patients going through these procedures.


Acupuncture can easy many common pregnancy complaints including:

  • Morning sickness
  • Fatigue
  • Heartburn
  • Back and hip pain
  • Breech presentation- moxibustion
  • Stress, depression and anxiety
  • Hemmorhoids


Starting at 36 weeks acupuncture should be given weekly until birth.  Research suggests that this helps to:

  • Decreases need for medical interventions during labor and delivery
  • Prepares the pelvis, uterus, and cervix for birth
  • Ease stress and anxiety
  • Promote anterior presentation
    Labor induction treatments are also available if medically indicated after 40 weeks.

We are now offering Pre-Birth Acupuncture Packages, call 401-932-7088 for details!

Post- Partum

The post-partum period is a wonderful time to nourish the new mother and assist in her transition into a new chapter of her life.  We find acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and food therapies beneficial in women with:

  • Insufficient lactation
  • Post-partum depression
  • Mastitis
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Fatigue
  • Stress and anxiety


  • Hot flashes
  • Decreased libido
  • Insomnia
  • Bone health

Now offering Pre-Birth Acupuncture Packages, call 401-932-7088 for details!

“Having pre birth acupuncture was a calming experience for me. My pregnancy ailments were lightened after my visits. I was always treated with extremely gentle hands.  I felt a sense of balance and went into labor 3 days after my last appointment.” 
JB, Providence, RI

"I came in for an induction treatment to avoid a medical induction and went into labor that night!"
AJ, N. Attleboro, MA

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