Women seek Dr. Rozenn’s expertise for many aspects of breast care. She incorporates both Japanese and Classical Chinese acupuncture styles in her Women’s Health Programs. From lactation problems to painful fibrocystic breasts, Oriental medicine has been helping women with this component of healthcare for thousands of years. The breast issues that Dr. Rozenn treats are varied:
- Insufficient lactation
- Painful breasts
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Breast specific hormonal issues (ex.high prolactin)
- Troublesome breast scars following reconstruction, reduction or enhancement
- Preventative breast care (thermography monitoring)
Oriental medicine is an ideal system to treat a number of breast problems as it recognizes that in most cases, breast symptoms indicate a larger systemic issue. For example, a primary symptom of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is cyclical breast pain. A cousin of PMS, PMDD is also a hormonally driven pattern with several potential symptoms such as irritability, water weight retention and breast discomfort. Some women struggle with these issues for over half of the month!
Good breast circulation is a marker of breast health. Blood and lymph must move through breast tissue to keep it healthy. Surgical scars can cause pain and inhibit this essential movement of energy and fluids. Japanese acupuncture is particularly useful in reducing pain from this type of stasis and scar tissue that can result from surgery. It can be really quite amazing! Often patients notice a substantial difference after one treatment!
Breast cancer is an issue that can benefit from Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine techniques as an adjunct treatment. In addition to healing scars from lumpectomies and mastectomies, we can assist during chemotherapy and radiation to reduce side effects and promote health.
There is so much about your overall wellbeing that you can learn and change through working with your breast health. Whether you want to change scar tissue patterns, or you have had a thermogram or mammogram indicating poor circulation, want to increase or stop your lactation, or shift a hormonal patterns causing breast discomfort, Dr. Rozenn can help you achieve your health goals!