Is there a natural, non-invasive way to help ease symptoms of women’s health issues? Yes!
Women’s Health and Chinese Medicine
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, female reproductive health issues might be linked with overwork, stress, injury, or diet. Long-term use of hormonal birth control methods, can also have a detrimental effect on the female systems.
Studies have shown that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an effective way to treat many gynecological health conditions, and to maintain general good health for women. It includes acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, which are gaining more scientific validity in the Western Medicine—though they have been used successfully for centuries!
Women’s health issues that can be supported by TCM include reproductive health (fertility and pre-natal care), menstrual wellness, menopause and perimenopause symptoms, and so much more. Because so many gynecological issues involve painful symptoms, and acupuncture is proven to provide pain relief, it’s natural that acupuncture is so helpful when it comes to women’s health.
Women’s Health and Chinese Medicine: Conditions That Can Be Helped
So much of our health depends on the flow of blood throughout our body and to our organs—this is even more important for women. Scientific studies show that acupuncture is effective for improving blood flow to vital organs as it relaxes blood vessels, and reduces high blood pressure.
5 million people in the United State suffer from fibromyalgia, and most of those are women. Fibromyalgia is complicated and can be difficult to treat, because of its many linked causes and symptoms. According to the Mayo Clinic, acupuncture can help reduce the pain of fibromyalgia symptoms.
Recent studies have found that acupuncture may improve menstrual health and help women conceive. Because these studies are so new, more research is needed.
An analysis of 15 studies found that acupuncture treatment was significantly effective in treating PMS, compared with medicine and sham acupuncture. More studies are needed to fully confirm the scientific evidence of acupuncture to treat Premenstrual Syndrome symptom. But there are a few of promising research studies to back it. Since PMS effects women differently, there are also a variety of ways acupuncture and TCM may be used to help. In particular, sstudies show that acupuncture and acupressure are sure-fire solutions for mood swings, depression, pain, and anxiety—some of the major symptoms of PMS.
Women’s health is an area that Western medicine seems to only have so many solutions for—and many of those solutions are invasive and hormone-altering. The female reproductive system is complex and goes through a multitude of changes throughout a woman’s life—and even just throughout one month!
Acupuncture is the perfect natural way to support women’s health in its many facets.
While all sorts of people experience insomnia for a variety of reasons, women are more likely to struggle with sleep trouble as compared to men. 40% of women in the United States experience insomnia at some point in their lives.
Thankfully, clinical studies have shown that acupuncture is effective for improving sleep quality and duration!
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It’s extremely common for women of all ages to experience complications during their menstrual cycles. It varies in severity from bothersome to completely debilitating. If you’re someone who has experienced extreme pain or discomfort during your menstruation you know how disruptive this can be.
Acupuncture is a natural solution for many of the pains of menstruation. It helps headaches and mood swings to abdominal cramps and cycle irregularity.
While acupuncture is not a proven method of curing internal conditions like endometriosis, the symptoms are reduced through treatments.
Menopause and perimenopause
Menopause and perimenopause, the transitional time when a woman’s body exits the reproductive years, can be nearly unbearable for many women. Hot flashes, heart palpitations, urine leakage, vaginal dryness, anxiety and moodiness, and insomnia may come along with perimenopause.
Physical discomforts of pregnancy can also be alleviated with acupuncture treatments, especially pain in the lower back and pelvic area. Many women find that acupuncture helps ease morning sickness, too. And, of course, acupuncture can be a huge help with any sort of emotional distress, from depression to irritability.