Vulvar Vestibulitis

Vulvar vestibulitis (also called vulvodynia) is a type of chronic pain that affects the vulvar area, where the entrance of the urethra and vagina are situated. Though common during perimenopause, it can affect women of any age and severely reduce their quality of life, making ordinary activities very painful and causing emotional distress.

With acupuncture, laser acupuncture, chinese herbs, naturopathic advice and tuina massage we can help you to resolve symptoms of vulvar vestibulitis.

Signs & Symptoms

Vulvar vestibulitis us characterized by abnormal sensations in the genital area. Our patients report symptoms such as:

  • Burning, stinging, swelling, itching in the genital area
  • Severe pain with attempted penetration
  • Pain upon coming in contact with clothes, or when sitting on a bicycle
  • Pain that can persist for several days after sexual intercourse
  • Alternatively, constant pain that does not go away
  • Frequent urges to urinate

Vulvar vestibulitis is often accompanied by other types of chronic pain, and can cause severe feelings of frustration and depression for the sufferer.


We find that the most common causes involved in the condition include:

  • Infections by yeasts, bacteria and viruses
  • Nerve irritation
  • Muscle spasms
  • Dehydration
  • Frequent use of irritants such as soap, spermicides or lubricants
  • Tight clothing and pantyliners
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Emotional stress

How We Treat Vulvar Vestibulitis

Because conditions such as vulvar vestibulitis affect both mind and body, they require treatment modalities that address both aspects as well. Our experience at the Nei Jing center in Jerusalem has shown us that Chinese medicine excels at this type of approach. In order to help you to reduce both the chronic pain and emotional distress associated to your symptoms, we will use a combination of

  • Acupuncture and laser acupuncture
  • Chinese herbs
  • Tuina massage and cupping
  • Lifestyle and nutritional advice

For a consultation meeting please call


Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander

People Say

Before coming to Nei Jing, I’d been loving with pelvic pain and vulvar vestibulitis for at least six years. I must have done dozens of tests for yeast infections and STDs over the years, all negative, until one doctor gave me a proper diagnosis. It is he who referred me to Nei Jing. Coming here was one of the best decisions I made, and after several treatments I could already feel the difference.
Elena M.

People Say

I can’t even tell how much Nei Jing helped me. I’d been in pain ever since I started menopause, and it was gradually getting worse. I couldn’t sit for very long periods of time, it was extremely uncomfortable at work. Improvement was slow, but after a few weeks of acupuncture and herbs I definitely notice it. I still go once a month now, and finally starting to feel like my life is going back to normal.
Esther D.