8 key ways acupuncture helps women live balanced and empowered lives.
1) Menstrual Issues
Irregularities of the cycle include:
- Early Periods
- Late Periods
- Irregular Periods
- Bleeding Between Periods
- Early or Late Menopause
Irregularities in the amount of bleeding include:
- Heavy Periods
- Scanty Periods
- Flooding and Trickling (Menorrhagia or Metrorrhagia)
Acupuncture has its means of eastern diagnosis and effective treatment.
PMS broadly describes emotional and physical symptoms occurring before a period. These include depression, sadness, irritability, anxiety, lethargy, loss of concentration, aggressiveness, changes in libido, skin eruptions, food cravings, crying, anger, distension of abdomen and breasts, and insomnia.
Acupuncture encourages the blood to flow more freely, helping to regulate cycles and alleviate PMS and the above complaints
2) Menopause and Perimenopause
Traditional Chinese Medicine is very effective for treating menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, heart palpitations, anxiety, and insomnia. Along with Chinese herbs, acupuncture offers a safe and natural solution to the hormonal fluctuations all women experience.
The heavy bleeding, backache, severe cramping, and abdominal pain and swelling that often accompany endometriosis are very receptive to acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture restores flow to the blood and the Qi, relieving the stagnation. Endometreosis and fibroids can be effectively treated with acupuncture.
Endometriosis and an irregular menstrual cycle are both key factors in female infertility. Acupuncture treatment directs blood flow to the reproductive organs and help regulate menstrual cycles. We have many success stories.
5) Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
Acupuncture can relieve the lower back and pelvic discomfort associated with pregnancy, as well as the morning sickness. After delivery, many women find acupuncture treatments essential for rebuilding their Qi and blood, increasing milk supply, and dealing with postpartum depression. Acupuncture is also effective with belayed labour and breech presentation.
Women comprise close to 90 percent of the 5 million Americans with fibromyalgia. Because acupuncture is such an effective pain reducer, it’s not surprising that research indicates acupuncture “may have a beneficial role” in treating fibromyalgia symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic.
7) Insomnia and Sleep Disturbances
Several clinical studies have shown that acupuncture is effective for improving sleep quality and duration. For the 40 percent of U.S. women who experience insomnia, this is good news. Of course, just about every in practice we help with insomnia.
8) Depression and Anxiety
Research proves what practitioners of acupuncture and Chines medicine already know: Acupuncture can be just as effective as antidepressants, without any of the side effects. For the 12 million women in the U.S. with depression, this, too, is good news. Treatments help with stress management, lower blood pressure, and tamp down anxiety-based panic attacks.