Holistic Gynecology and Alternative Medicine
At the Gynecology Institute of Chicago, we believe in whole body healing. We believe that Western medicine is not the only route to total health. Alternative methods such as traditional Chinese medicine, with acupuncture and therapeutic massage, and pelvic floor physical therapy combined with contemporary medical technology can combine to give you the best total result, treating endometriosis, pelvic pain, and hormone imbalance. Your Holistic Gynecologist and therapist will work together to design a program for you to help you achieve your goal of a family, a more balanced hormonal milieu, or to de-stress.
Acupuncture for Fertility
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. In the past two decades, acupuncture has grown in popularity, and an NIH (National Institutes of Health) study stated that acupuncture is being widely practiced and results are apparent. As women want to conceive, studies support the use of acupuncture to promote fertility and decrease the associated stress. People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pain as the needles are inserted. Some people are energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed. Our downtown Chicago Acupuncturist is well versed in all these techniques and can aid in fertility promotion, urogynecology, incontinence, and pelvic pain due to fibroids or endometriosis.
Acupuncture from a licensed therapist is proven to be safe, and promising studies have emerged regarding the efficacy of acupuncture. The National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine recently showed that acupuncture provides relief, and can provide endometriosis treatment, infertility treatment, and hormone imbalance treatment as well.
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Pelvic floor problems affect bladder, bowel and sexual function and can cause pain. The problems may be weak muscle tone, torn muscles, hypertonicity of muscles causing pelvic pain, trapped nerves, scar tissue affecting organ mobility, and poor coordination of nerves and muscles.
Pelvic pain treatment
Injection of pelvic floor trigger points to reduce spasticity by the MD
Soft tissue manipulation to restore organ mobility
Scar tissue treatment and release
Our referring physical therapists from have advanced training and experience in treating this most intimate part of a woman's body to get the best results.
AcuMassa is a unique individualized treatment combining a variety of acupuncture and massage techniques. This therapy was created exclusively by Ela Siragusa after years of experience and advanced training in both acupuncture and massage.
Treatment and techniques may consist of:
• Gua Sha
• TDP Lamp
• Herbal Formulas Suggestions
• Myofascial Massage
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Swedish Massage
• Trigger Points
• Yoga Posture Recommendations
The goal of acupressure or other types of Asian bodywork is to restore health and balance to the body's channels of energy and to regulate opposing forces of yin (negative energy) and yang (positive energy). It also works to treat pelvic pain, stress, and hormonal imbalance.