Increasingly more women want to take control of their own health and are turning to Chinese Medicine to find symptomatic relief and long-term healing. For years, my patient base has primarily been women, so it has been a natural progression for me to focus my practice on women's health. Here are some key ways acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help women live more balanced and empowered lives:
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs encourage the blood to flow more freely, helping to regulate cycles and alleviate the cramps, headaches, and other pains often associated with menstruation.
UTIs and infertility
Pregnancy and postpartum support
Acupuncture can relieve the lower back and pelvic discomfort associated with pregnancy, as well as fatigue and morning sickness. After delivery, many women find acupuncture treatments essential for rebuilding their energy, increasing milk supply, and dealing with postpartum depression.
Menopause and peri-menopause
Traditional Chinese Medicine is very effective for treating menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, heart palpitations, anxiety, and insomnia. Along with Chinese herbs, acupuncture offers a safe and natural solution to the hormonal fluctuations all women experience and can ease your transition into menopause for a healthy life into advanced age.
Women comprise close to 90 percent of patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Because acupuncture is so effective at reducing pain, it’s not surprising that research indicates acupuncture “may have a beneficial role” in treating fibromyalgia symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Insomnia and sleep disturbances
Several clinical studies have shown that acupuncture is effective for improving sleep quality and duration. For the high percentage of women who experience insomnia, this is good news.
Depression and anxiety
Research proves what TCM practitioners already know: acupuncture can be just as effective as antidepressants, without any of the side effects. For the 1 in 10 women in Ireland living with depression, this, too, is good news. Regular treatments help with stress management and lower down the incidence of anxiety-based panic attacks.