Acupuncture has been used for the treatment and preservation of women’s health for centuries.
A woman’s monthly cycle is a very significant and clear manifestation of her body’s inner workings and rhythms. If there is disharmony, the body will show it and general health and wellbeing will be suboptimal.
At PB Acupuntura, we place great importance on helping women have smooth and easy cycles to help women achieve and maintain greater wellness.
Hormonal balance is vital to a healthy mind and body, but it can be disrupted in many ways. Hormone fluctuations occur naturally, such as in puberty, menopause and peri-menopause. Hormone imbalance may also be caused by toxins or an unbalanced lifestyle. Understanding the causes of hormone imbalance empowers us to prevent them, and at the same time, feel better and think better.
Acupuncture is one of the safest and side effect free ways to help your body naturally balance its hormones.
Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. They travel in your bloodstream to tissues and organs. They work slowly, over time, and affect many different processes, including metabolism, sexual function, reproduction, mood and much more.
Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Because of their essential role in the body, even small hormonal imbalances can cause side effects throughout the body.
Hormones — such as estrogen, testosterone, adrenaline and insulin — are extremely important chemical messengers that affect many aspects of your overall health. Hormones are secreted by various glands and organs, including your thyroid, adrenals, pituitary, ovaries, testicles and pancreas. The entire endocrine system works together to control the level of hormones circulating throughout your body, and if one or more is even slightly imbalanced, it can cause widespread, major health problems.
Some of the symptoms that hormone imbalances may cause are:
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Change in libido
- Low energy
- Poor sleep
- Menstrual cycle problems
- Hair loss and hair thinning
- Digestive issues
- Dry skin
- Change in heart rate and/or blood pressure
- Sensitivity to cold and change in body temperature
All of these symptons can be helped with acupuncture
Acupuncture and Menstrual Health
The menstrual cycle reflects the inner workings and heath of the body and gives tremendous insight and information into a female’s individual body. In the views of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a healthy cycle should be regular, pain free, without clots and should be asymptomatic.
Premenstrual Tension refers to the physical and emotional changes that can begin up to 10 days before a woman’s period and may include symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, digestive issues, bloating, cramping, low back pain, acne, breast tenderness, and a heightened sense of emotional upset or sensitivity. The majority of women experience PMS to some degree. While for some women, the symptoms can be mild, other women may experience a significant upset in their daily activities.
Any problems with the menstrual cycle is generally due to blockages or weakness in the body which can be successfully treated with Acupuncture and some diet, and lifestyle changes. At PB Acupuntura, we seek to not only relieve the symptoms you are experiencing, but to resolve the root cause contributing to your symptoms.
Acupuncture and Menopause
Chinese Medicine theory states that menopause, aside from the cessation of the menstrual cycle should be asymptomatic. Hot flashes, irritability, insomnia and vaginal dryness are signs that there is an imbalance in the body. While for some women, the symptoms can be mild, other women may experience a significant upset in their daily activities due to the physical and emotional symptoms they experience. Despite being common, they are not “normal”. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can ease this life transition and help the body regain harmony and wellness.
Some of the menopausal symptoms that are effectively treated by Traditional Chinese Medicine:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Poor concentration and memory
- Emotional difficulty – feeling anxious, ‘short-fused’, depressed
- Menstrual irregularities – heavy periods, frequent spotting
- Low libido and vaginal dryness