Premenstrual Syndrome includes symptoms of irritability, moodiness, breast tenderness, bad cramps, low back pain, etc. prior to menstruation.
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.
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.
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.
Painful menstruation, pelvic pain, premenstrual spotting, painful intercourse, painful defecation, etc.
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.
Irregular or no menstruation, acne, male pattern hair loss, thinning hair, weight gain, insulin resistance, etc.
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.
The cessation of menstruation resulting in night sweats, hot flashes, insomnia, digestive issues such as bloating, gas, weight gain, etc.
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.