Berkeley Acupuncture • Women's Health

Optimal Health for Women

Acupuncture for Women's Health

Women have many hormonal fluctuations in their bodies from puberty, through their fertile years, and again during menopause. Acupuncture and TCM can restore and balance the female reproductive system at all stages of life.

Acupuncture has a positive effect on the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, the control center for all hormonal activity. It helps regulate our hormones, promote ovulation and keep our cycles regular. TCM enhances the effect of acupuncture by restoring the delicate balance to the endocrine system and internal organs.

Dr. Rakela helps women achieve optimal health and well-being with acupuncture and TCM.

Stress Management

Managing stress and tension in your daily life and getting enough sleep are important to every woman. Meditation and yoga can be extremely helpful.


Lack of exercise has often cited cited as a major contributing factor to many health conditions, including not only the more obvious weight management, relief from insomnia, etc, but research is now determining that lack of exercise is a contributing factor to many seemingly unrelated conditions like diabetes, alzheimers, vision conditions like macular degeneration, etc.