Acupuncture And Women's Health
Acupuncture and herbal medicine have a rich history of treating women's health disorders. From irregular cycles, amenorrhea, endometriosis, PCOS, cramping, PMDD, fibroids to PMS, Chinese medicine is able to help you get back to a pain-free and regular cycled existence.
Early on, Chinese medicine understood the importance of treating diseases specific to women (I told you they were smart)! The famous TCM classic, Huangdi Neijing (The Yellow Emperor's Medicine Classic), written over 2,000 years ago, described the anatomy, physiology, diagnosis and diseases that were specific to women. Chinese medicine has thousands of years of experience treating women's related health issues and has become one of the premiere systems of healing when it comes to women's health.
A woman's body goes through many different cycles in the course of her lifetime, from puberty to pregnancy to menopause, women go through a lot. Acupuncture and herbs work to restore normal hormonal balance and provide vitality during any stage of the life process.
Experience Your Period Without PMS And Cramps
For women who want to relieve cramps and PMS, acupuncture is an incredible tool. In fact, gynecology is where Traditional Chinese Medicine truly excels.
We all may think we are destined to experience pain and discomfort once per month, but this is simply not true. According to Chinese medicine, a healthy and well-balanced women will menstruate about every 25-31 days for 5-7 days with no discomforts, physical or emotional, throughout their cycle. How many women actually experience a pain and discomfort free cycle and believe painful periods or PMS as a normal part of their menstruating lives? Chinese medicine can help.
Irritability, cramps, breast tenderness, emotional instability, painful periods, headaches, clotting and more can all be helped by acupuncture and herbs, often with complete resolutions. We work with the endocrine system and restore hormone function to provide relief.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has been shown to be more effective at relieving menstrual cramps and pain than pharmaceutical drugs, according to some studies.
Acupuncture and herbs are able to help regulate the woman's menstrual cycle, from shortening or lengthening the period when needed. An irregular cycle is a sign of imbalance, and approaching the problem immediately will only help with health down the line.
You don't have to relegate yourself to a life of pre menstrual symptoms. From more moderate PMS to more severe and deeply troubling symptoms of PMS, Chinese medicine is able to effectively help balance your hormones and customize treatments to suit your needs.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome affect from 5-10% of women of menstruating age and is one of the leading causes of fertility issues today. For many women, the diagnosis leaves them feeling hopeless or at a loss as to what to do. Chinese Medicine, through herbs, regular acupuncture and a focus on customized dietary therapy has shown great success in treating PCOS helping women become pregnant naturally and helping to regulate their cycles. We work with this every single day in our clinic.
Often affecting up to 1 in 5 women, fibroids (myomas) can also impact fertility and other cycle issues including pain and bleeding. Regular acupuncture and herbal treatments over 3-9months as well as some specific dietary changes is an effective alternative to some of the other treatment options available today (including laparoscopy, myomectomy, hysteroscopy, hysterectomy and hormonal drugs).
Affecting millions of women in north America and a leading cause for fertility issues in many women. Often linking to high levels of stress in women, it is a conditions where the presence of actively growing and functioning endometiral tissue is found in locations outside the uterus. Through regular acupuncture (usually focused in the last two weeks of a woman’s cycle), and a combination of herbs have been shown in recent studies to be able to reduce the body’s immune response to the endometriosis and alleviate symptoms.
Michelle has extensive experience treating endometriosis, menstrual irregularity, PMS, PCOS, and menopause utilizing her knowledge of herbs, nutrition and acupuncture for a combined approach to health and wellness.
If you or someone you know would like more information on women's health and acupuncture, contact Michelle today.