Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine are less-known treatment options for many aspects of women's health, with better outcomes. Not only that, acupuncture is often the only treatment that makes a difference in women suffering from migraines, menstrual issues (irregular or painful menstruation), menopause symptoms or endometriosis, to name the few.
Traditional Western medical treatments such as hormone replacement therapy or prescription medications may be invasive or have adverse side effects for the individual. However, approaching health through acupuncture provides natural healing for many women's health concerns.
Menstrual Issues, Menopause, and Endometriosis
Acupuncture may provide relief for women facing issues such as:
- Irregular or painful periods
- Menopause symptoms (hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, joint pain)
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Endometriosis and Fibroids
- Hormonal acne
By inserting a series of micro-needles into specific points in the body, acupuncture sends signals to the body to start a process of self-repair and increased healing. In addition to increasing anti-inflammatory activity and stimulating the immune system, acupuncture also allows the brain to release serotonin and endorphins that reduce menstrual pain, elevate mood and calm anxiety. It can also aid those entering menopause, serving as an effective treatment for hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, and heart palpitations.
Infertility and Pregnancy
- Freequent miscarriage
- Breach baby
- Delayed labor
From enhancing natural fertility to improving the outcomes of the ART (assisted reproductive therapies - IVF, IUI etc) acupuncture is every woman’s (and man’s) help in their journey of becoming a parent. High emotions can often overshadow the physical demands related to pregnancy. Acupuncture treatments can help alleviate lower-back pain, morning sickness, and nausea associated with pregnancy. Acupuncture increases blood flow to reproductive organs to improve irregular menstrual cycles and endometriosis for those struggling to conceive, increases the success rate of the IVF treatments and regulate hormones. During pregnancy, acupuncture can alleviate morning sickness or can help alleviate lower-back pain associated with pregnancy. High emotions can often overshadow the physical demands related to pregnancy.
We know through research that women more commonly have insomnia than men. However, research also shows us that acupuncture helps. Researchers concluded that insomnia participants who received genuine acupuncture treatments fared better than participant groups that did not receive actual acupuncture treatment. These studies show that consistency is crucial, as many studies required participants to have treatments lasting at least a few weeks to see results.
Talk to your acupuncturist about your individualized care plan so you can get back to a restful night’s sleep!
Treating chronic pain with over-the-counter pain medication is not an unlikely situation for most women. It’s common. However, consistent acupuncture treatments provide a natural way to treat chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritic, or injury.
Acupuncture allows for increased movement in Qi and blood flow, which directly impacts the appearance of your skin by reducing puffiness and wrinkles. These effects make acupuncture a great anti-aging option for improving facial skin health.
If you are looking for an effective and natural option to treat your health issues, acupuncture is a great place to start. Talk to your acupuncturist about your health history and create an individualized care plan to get you feeling great without the side effects of prescription medications.
Don’t wait. Schedule a consultation today!