Acupuncture can benefit women of all ages and at all stages of life. For very young women just beginning to menstruate, acupuncture can help relieve cramps and the symptoms associated with Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). These symptoms can include headaches, bloating, fatigue and irritability. For those women that struggle with irregular or painful periods, acupuncture can provide relief. With acupuncture care, the menstrual cycle can be comfortable and regular so that it does not interfere with normal activities. In fact, most PMS symptoms usually begin to disappear quickly with treatment.
Chronic menstrual problems may require a longer term. Acupuncture combined with Chinese herbal medicine can relieve the pain and heavy bleeding associated with fibroids and endometriosis.
For the woman who is trying to become pregnant, acupuncture can help boost her health and can sometimes be the answer to infertility. In fact, many fertility clinics throughout the nation are incorporating acupuncture into their treatment protocols. During pregnancy, acupuncture can be a safe alternative to treat morning sickness and back pain. After childbirth, acupuncture used in conjunction with Chinese herbal medicine can help new mother’s recover, helping in restoring and replenishing the new mother’s energy.
For women in menopause, acupuncture can be very helpful in reducing hot flashes and night sweats and in treating insomnia and mood swings to make this time of transition much more comfortable. Treatment focuses on restoring balance in a woman’s body to reduce excess heat and related symptoms.