Acupuncture for Menstrual Problems
For many women menstruation is a source of pain, frustration or an inconvenience, at best, rather than a time of renewal, reflection and a celebration of fertility. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine offer a natural and holistic approach to correcting menstrual issues that allows you to stay connected to your body's natural cycles while treating the root cause of your menstrual problems.
In Chinese Medicine, the information collected about a woman’s menstrual cycle is a powerful diagnostic tool and indicator of a woman's reproductive and overall health. The details of the menstrual blood, the timing of menstruation and the presence of associated symptoms provide a unique window though which to see any imbalances that may exist within a women. We use this detailed information to devise an individual treatment plan for each woman which is both holistic and effective. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine has been treating menstrual problems in women for over 3,000 years. More recently, research has shown that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine balances hormones, improves circulation, induces relaxation, reduces the negative effects of stress on our bodies and allows our bodies to heal themselves, naturally.
Although the birth control pill can suppress hormonal cycles and therefore suppress many menstrual symptoms, this does not address the root of the problem. Treating menstrual issues this way can lead you to feel disconnected from your body, rob you of the insights and wisdom that ebb and flow with each month and ultimately worsen the underlying condition which could result in infertility, the need for surgery or problems during pregnancy and in later years during menopause. Especially for women who wish to one day become pregnant, it is important to correct problems in the menstrual cycle as soon as possible to insure optimal health and fertility.
Using a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine we have successfully treated a wide range of menstrual issues including:
- amenorrhea / anovulation
- menstrual cramps
- polycystic ovarian syndrome
- heavy menstruation
- irregular menstrual cycles
- fibroids (<1cm in size)