Mental-Emotional Disorders

It is well known that acupuncture is a fantastic approach for management of stress and allows patients to become more relaxed during treatment and throughout day to day living. However, the benefits of acupuncture can go far beyond the basic manifestations of  the stress response. 

Acupuncture and herbal medicine have been proven successful in treating patients with a wide range of mental-health disharmonies such as:

  • Depression (clinical and seasonal),

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Mood swings anger management

  • Improve & promote increased mental clarity

  • Insomnia 

Digestive Disorders

Ever wonder why your friends can tolerate gluten or dairy but you cannot? It has a lot too do with the quality and state of your digestive system. The integrity and functionality of your digestive system is extremely variable and dependent on numerous nutritional, lifestyle elements and potentially environmental components which can minimize your digestions ability to function at an optimal capacity. The good news is, it can be easily treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine! 

At North Shore Acupuncture and Natural Medicine the use of both Eastern and Western nutritional philosophies combined with acupuncture, herbal medicine, and natural supplements are integrated to affectively resolve digestive disorders quickly and affectively. 

Poor digestion can correlate to pathologies and irritants that do not fall under a Western diagnosed disease such as;

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Chronic pain

  • Leaky gut

  • Anxiety or excessive worrying 

  • Excessive phlegm or post nasal drip (just to name a few)

Additionally, there are numerous diseases and disorders that patients do have a Western diagnosis for, that can be successfully treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine without the use of steroids, pain killers, and other harmful pharmaceuticals.

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Women’s Health & Infertility

Mind. Body. BABY!

Have PMS? Menstrual cramps? Do you get bloated or irritable during your period? All of these things which women have learned to tolerate and accept as a monthly routine, are not considered normal or necessary when it comes to acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. These symptoms of disharmony within the body can easily be put back into balance with a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine. 

Additionally, when it comes to fertility acupuncture and herbal medicine is a powerful and effective therapy to assist in enabling women to conceive. An acupuncturist and herbalist is able to help a woman generate the proper environment within the womb to promote more fertile eggs and retention of a pregnancy. For example, it is nearly impossible to grow orchids in a snowy environment - this is similar to fertility due to the fact that even a egg requires a particular climate to become viable. North Shore Acupuncture and Natural Medicine can assist in structuring the individualized environment that is needed for each woman to create a beautiful family. 

Acupuncture not only assists with enabling women to get pregnant, but it also can be extremely beneficial in the following ways related to Women’s Health and GYN: 

-Menstrual pain (ammenhorea, dysmenorrhea)


-Vaginal discharge

-Prevention of miscarriage

-Morning sickness

-Promotion of labor

-Restless fetus

-Promotion of breast milk

-Restriction of breast milk

-Uterine prolapse

-Post partom depression