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Women’s Health

I believe that periods should not be painful nor should you have to suffer in silence! Acupuncture can be used to support menstrual issues by:

  • Reducing menstrual pain by regulating neuroendocrine activity and the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary axis. Acupuncture is also thought to relax muscle tissues and provide relief from uterine contractions that may cause period pain 
  • Restoring regular periods to address conditions such as amenorrhea and PCOS. Studies have shown that acupuncture can help restore regular periods and ovulation 
  • Reducing heavy bleeding by regulating the endocrine system and improving blood flow 
  • Alleviating PMS symptoms including mood swings, bloating, breast tenderness and other symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Acupuncture is widely used to alleviate menopausal symptoms by balancing hormones and helping the body restore equilibrium. It may be effective in:

  • Reducing hot flashes by regulating the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary axis
  • Improving sleep quality and reducing insomnia by regulating the nervous system
  • Reducing mood swings and other symptoms of menopause-related depression by regulating the endocrine system
  • Reducing vaginal dryness by increasing blood flow to the genital area
  • Improving joint pain and stiffness by reducing inflammation and increasing blood flow

Acupuncture is widely used to support fertility and is considered safe when trying to conceive and during pregnancy itself. It may help with:

  • Balancing hormones by regulating the endocrine system
  • Stimulating the reproductive organs through increased blood flow. This may help improve ovarian function and uterine lining thickness 
  • Reducing stress and anxiety that may contribute to fertility problems 
  • Enhancing the effects of Western fertility treatments such as IVF. A number of studies have shown that acupuncture can improve the success rates of IVF 
  • Turning a breech baby and induction of labour