Traditional Chinese Medicine is a gift to women’s health at every transition throughout their reproductive life and afterwards. A woman’s body goes through many different hormonal cycles in the course of a lifetime. These changes start at puberty with menstruation, then again with pregnancy and eventually through menopause. A woman’s body is in a constant state of change. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine work to restore hormonal and emotional balance and overall vitality to women during any stage of their journey.
For menstruation, acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can help with symptoms such as irritability, emotional instability,cramps, breast tenderness, digestive issues, clotting and headaches. Acupuncture can help regulate the menstrual flow without the aid of birth control pills by helping to achieve the correct rhythm and flow of the period while working on the endocrine system to restore better hormone function to decrease cramps, headaches, digestive upset, clotted or heavy flow and breast tenderness.
Not only can acupuncture help with regulating the menstrual cycle but it can help with fertility and those trying to conceive. For women trying to get pregnant, acupuncture and herbal medicine promote conception by boosting blood flow to the pelvic organs, providing them with better nourishment, normalizing FSH levels, balancing estrogen and progesterone levels, increasing follicle size and improving and strengthening the lining of the uterus; therefore, promoting conception and a healthy, full-term pregnancy. Acupuncture not only helps the body get ready to be pregnant but helps women relax and de-stress so their bodies are able to become pregnant more easily. Stress causes the sympathetic nervous system to be over stimulated causing blood flow to be diverted away from the ovaries and uterus to the adrenals instead.
During menopause, acupuncture and herbal medicine can eliminate hot flashes, night sweats, low libido and sugar cravings while promoting weight loss and better sleep patterns. It can also relieve pain, emotional stress and stabilize mood swings. Acupuncture treatments can also minimize osteoporosis and poor mental function by increasing clarity and focus while also treating anxiety and depression often associated with menopause.