Women’s Health

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a gift to women’s health at every transition throughout their reproductive life. Traditional Chinese Medicine describes women’s life cycles in seven 7 year cycles. From setting the right tone for teen girls and their self-care, to menopausal women on the other side of their reproductive journey, Six Fishes supports women throughout their reproductive life.


Chinese medicine can help alleviate irregular periods, hormonal imbalances, cramping and acne. 


On the other end of the reproductive arc, Chinese medicine is highly effective for managing hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, memory lapses and the low libido associated with menopause. Further, Chinese medicine offers solutions to many concerns of aging women, including arthritis, hypertension, urinary problems, and insomnia.

Here are  some of the Women’s Health challenges that we regularly treat:


  • Irregular, heavy, painful menses
  • Amenorrhea
  • PMS
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes


Cara Frank is an outstanding practitioner. She treated me for fertility issues and there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I would not have my child were it not for her expertise and dedication.

She arranged for a practitioner from another group to meet me in the suburbs, so that I could get acupuncture immediately before and after my embryo transfer, since it was scheduled when she was seeing patients in the city. When our embryo wasn’t growing well, my fertility doc said the pregnancy was “unlikely to be successful”, and there was nothing else that Western Medicine had to offer, Cara’s acupuncture and herbs literally saved his life. I know it sounds crazy but, as a physician and fertility patient, I was far too familiar with how these situations usually end up.

Along the way, she has also treated my migraines, diagnosed my hypothyroidism, and kept my blood pressure in a safe range. Her emphasis on the important connection of diet and healthy, as well as her knowledge of food, are exceptional and significantly contribute to the unique and unparalleled experience of being in her care.

— Erin S.