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Women's Health Specialist

Josephine Z. Huang, M.D. -  - Physiatrist

Lower Manhattan Pain and Wellness Center

Josephine Z. Huang, M.D.

Physiatrist & Acupuncturist located in Lower Manhattan, New York, NY

A woman’s health needs evolve through every stage of life, starting in early adolescence. But whether you’re in your prime reproductive years or you’re quickly approaching menopause, you probably want to do everything you can to stay on top of your health. At Lower Manhattan Pain and Wellness Center in Chinatown, New York City, Josephine Huang, MD, offers a full scope of holistic and integrative solutions designed to help you live a more balanced, empowered life. Call the office today, or click online to schedule an appointment at any time.

Women's Health Q & A

How does acupuncture support women’s health?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of special, ultra-thin needles at strategic points in your anatomy to stimulate or relax specific body areas or systems. 


Rooted in ancient Chinese medicine, this holistic healing technique helps balance your body’s natural flow of energy, boost your circulation, and stimulate the release of pain-suppressing endorphins. 


Although it may be best known for its ability to relieve pain, acupuncture can help treat a variety of health conditions, including many common gynecological problems and women’s health issues. Dr. Huang can use acupuncture to address, improve, or relieve:

 

  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) 
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Irregular and painful periods
  • Endometriosis and fibroid pain
  • Chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Bothersome menopause symptoms


Acupuncture is also a useful way to relieve lower back pain, pelvic discomfort, and morning sickness during pregnancy.   

Can acupuncture improve my fertility? 

Acupuncture is widely viewed as an accepted fertility protocol among reproductive medicine specialists who provide advice, care, or treatments aimed at helping women conceive naturally or with the assistance of in-vitro fertilization (IVF).  


By placing needles in key reproductive energy meridians, acupuncture redirects your internal energy flow to areas that may be deficient, stimulating your reproductive organs and boosting fertility. Acupuncture also helps to: 


  • Balance reproductive hormones 
  • Improve circulation to your ovaries and uterus
  • Create a sense of calm and wellbeing
  • Alleviate anxiety, stress, and depression 

 

If you’re struggling with infertility, you may require regular acupuncture treatment for several months before you can conceive naturally or through IVF. Depending on your personal health history and conception goals, Dr. Huang can determine the treatment protocol that’s best for you. 

How can lifestyle modification help me?

Because virtually all gynecological disorders and women’s health issues can benefit from targeted lifestyle changes, Dr. Huang is committed to helping female patients in all stages of life understand the benefits of cultivating healthier habits. 


Dr. Huang can give you the information, skills, and support you need to start exercising or improve your current workout routine, create and follow a more wholesome diet, lose excess body weight, improve the quality and quantity of your sleep, manage your stress levels, and quit unhealthy habits like smoking.  


To find out how acupuncture and targeted lifestyle changes can help you stay healthy through every stage of life, call Lower Manhattan Pain and Wellness Center, or book your appointment online today.