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Arlene Gillo Acupuncture 2019

Womens Health

PMS -

Premenstrual Syndrome includes symptoms of irritability, moodiness, breast tenderness, bad cramps, low back pain, etc. prior to menstruation.
 

How can acupuncture help PMS?

Acupuncture can calm the nervous system and promote circulation, thereby reducing breast tenderness and cramps. Also, acupuncture triggers the release of endorphins, which are our “feel good” hormones and therefore appease the irritability and moodiness. Sometimes, PMS is due to an hormonal imbalance which acupuncture can address.
 

Amenorrhea -

no ovulation and therefore no menstruation. This can be a result of just getting off birth control pills after a long period of time or over exertion of the body that the body’s signaling to trigger ovulation is disrupted.
 

How can acupuncture help amenorrhea?

Many times the communication between the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which create a domino affect with hormones, is disrupted resulting in amenorrhea. Acupuncture can encourage the communication between these glands so that ovulation can occur.

Endometriosis

- painful menstruation, pelvic pain, premenstrual spotting, painful intercourse, painful defecation, etc.
 

How can acupuncture help endometriosis?

Because acupuncture triggers your body to release endorphins, which is the body’s natural pain killer, it alleviates the pain associated with endometriosis. In addition, acupuncture assists in stimulating blood flow which will further help with the pain. In addition, proper nutrition and supplements are recommended to reduce endometrial tissues from growing and populating.
 

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) -

irregular or no menstruation, acne, male pattern hair loss, thinning hair, weight gain, insulin resistance, etc.
 

How can acupuncture help PCOS?

PCOS is usually associated with hormonal imbalance due to a blood sugar imbalance. Acupuncture can aid in restoring the blood sugar imbalance by strengthening the digestive system. Proper nutrition and appropriate supplements are recommended with PCOS.
 

Menopause -

the cessation of menstruation resulting in night sweats, hot flashes, insomnia, digestive issues such as bloating, gas, weight gain, etc.
 

How can acupuncture help menopause?

As the body transitions into the cessation of menstruation, the changes that occur with the hormones can sometimes wreak havoc to the body. Acupuncture can help regulate the hormones and address issues that can manifest from hormonal changes.