Acupuncture improves menstrual health.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been used for thousands of years with excellent results to balance your hormonal system and regulate the menstrual cycle.
In Chinese Medicine, the menstrual cycle can be a window into a woman’s inner balance and reproductive health. When asked, most women describe their cycle as “normal” even though they suffer from cramps or an irregular cycle. Symptoms such as pain with menstruation or ovulation, amount and color of blood flow, length of bleeding, and presence or size of clots can vary greatly between women.
Understanding your cycle and its irregularities is a giant step towards improving your reproductive and hormonal health. Not only will you be more comfortable each month but if you are thinking of getting pregnant in the future having a regular period is the single best way to assure success!
What Menstrual conditions can Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine help with?
Irregular or Painful Periods
Your menstrual cycle occurs as the result of a complex hormonal interaction involving your brain, ovaries, adrenals, pituitary, and thyroid glands. If anything interferes with this delicate hormonal balance, you may experience irregular periods, heavy periods, or PMS. Acupuncture has shown to influence hormone regulation centers in the brain and improve blood flow to the pelvic area and uterine lining.
Endometriosis is a painful condition where the body may grow endometrial tissue outside the uterus in areas such as the abdomen or pelvic cavity. During your menstrual cycle, this abnormal endometrial tissue will bleed into these cavities binding up your ovaries or fallopian tubes which may interfere with fertility. Chinese medicine and acupuncture can help treat the root cause of endometriosis as well as alleviate symptoms.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have high levels of male hormones which can negatively affect ovulation and egg quality. Other symptoms include weight gain, abnormal hair growth, and acne as well as more serious symptoms related to blood sugar control. A comprehensive plan consisting of acupuncture and Chinese medicine along with diet and exercise can help regulate your hormones, increase blood flow to the ovaries, and reduce blood glucose by increasing insulin sensitivity.
Headaches & Migraines
Studies in The Journal of the American Medical Association show acupuncture helps reduce the frequency of migraines without the side effects that often accompany medication.
Bloating & Digestive problems
Studies have shown that acupuncture is effective in a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders, including nausea and vomiting, functional disorders (irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and diarrhea), peptic ulcer disease, Crohn’s disease, and even gallstone disease.
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