Acupuncture and Women’s Health
A woman’s body goes through many cycles in the course of her lifetime. From the onset of puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, with many year of menstruation in between. A woman’s body is in a constant state of change and fluctuation. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine work to restore and maintain balance and overall vitality to women along any stage of their journey. Some of the most commonly treated conditions with Chinese medicine include: loss of menstrual flow, irregular menses, painful menses, heavy uterine bleeding, premenstrual syndrome, infertility, pregnancy-related conditions, frequent miscarriage, and the shift into menopause.
In Chinese medicine it is believed that the overall health of a woman can be judged by the regularity and harmony of her menstrual cycle. With the correct and smooth rhythm and flow of menses women can avoid relying on artificial methods, such as the pill, to maintain healthy periods. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are helpful in re-regulating periods and treating pre-menstrual syndrome, which are the result of emotional and physical stagnation, or blockage, that accumulates and builds during the time before menstruation.
Acupuncture can be a welcomed treatment for woman who are experiencing complaints of morning sickness, lower back pain, sciatica, carpel tunnel, colds/flus, hemorrhoids, constipation, rashes, pre-eclampsia, turning breach babies, and helping to promote contractions and delivery, postpartum depression and exhaustion. You don’t have to bear with these conditions.
Yet another major transition in a woman’s life. Some of the symptoms can seem unbearable and difficult to deal with. Many woman experience hot flashes, night sweats, depression, anxiety, insomnia, vaginal dryness, or osteoporosis. Both Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can greatly reduce the symptoms and enhance a woman’s yin-essence during this final stage of maturity.