Women’s Health

Acupuncture for Women’s Health in Bend, OR

Women, by far, make up the majority of our patient population. We are not alone; women far outnumber men in seeking complementary and alternative healthcare. There is a saying in classical Chinese medicine: “If you want to be a superior physician, first learn to treat women.”

That is sage advice when you consider that women’s bodies can go through dramatic changes over a lifetime. From adolescence to the childbearing years, through menopause and beyond, women have more complexity when it comes to areas such as reproduction and hormonal regulation (endocrine function). Women are often more “tuned in” to their bodies and are more likely to seek assistance when they sense that “something isn’t right.” And perhaps, women just might be more appreciative of a customized and personal approach to their healthcare.

We agree and strongly feel that our patients deserve a personal approach to women’s health.

Hormonal dysregulation in women can affect every system of the body and often involves multiple systems simultaneously. For this reason, a one size fits all approach usually doesn’t produce the desired results. Rather than treating symptoms, we work to discover the underlying issues that may be causing them. The focus is to restore health and promote well-being.

A holistic approach is never more appropriate than when it comes to women’s health. There is no greater holistic approach than the use of acupuncture and herbal medicine in the hands of a caring, skilled, and experienced practitioner. Emden Griffin is such a person and she cares deeply about the health of women and is dedicated to advancing her knowledge in this area. She has completed many advanced courses in menstrual irregularities, PMS, infertility, pregnancy, postpartum care, PCOS, menopause, and more. She is currently working toward her certification from the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine.

Emden’s approach includes the following:

  • In-depth health history and evaluation of body systems and symptoms
  • A detailed energetic diagnosis that leads to pattern differentiation 
  • An integrated approach that incorporates both research-based and time-tested treatments combining herbs, acupuncture, and diet & lifestyle recommendations
  • A clear and flexible treatment plan to reach each patient’s healthcare goals

Her purpose is to help you feel your best at every age and stage of life.

Some of the areas of women’s health that she treats:

Pregnancy & Postpartum care

Perimenopause & Menopause

Infertility

PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

Menstrual irregularities

Endometriosis & Fibroids

PMS

Mental and emotional support

Additional resources can be found here regarding acupuncture and acupressure during pregnancy and postpartum:

Debra Betts – Acupuncture and Acupressure for Pregnancy and Childbirth

The Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinic