Acupuncture for Women’s Health
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine provide a holistic approach for all aspects women’s health, from menarche to menopause and beyond, treating conditions including irregular periods, mood swings, cramps, menopausal symptoms, infertility, bloating and more.
Often women accept things like painful periods, mood swings, or various menopausal symptoms as things that have to be endured. Acupuncture can offer solutions for women’s health where other therapies have not helped, naturally and without side effects.
How Acupuncture Works
I always start the treatment through a careful examination of your primary health concern, but also your overall health. This allows your acupuncturist will to assess the imbalances in your body leading to your issues. By correcting the imbalances, acupuncture helps to balance your nervous system and hormones, leading to long term improvement.
Acupuncture understands the the natural fluctuation of qi, the body’s energy, throughout a woman’s life, and incorporates the balance of those forces as the basis for health.
Often, when dealing with hormonal imbalances we see involvement with the Liver, Spleen, and/or Kidneys. After the assessment is made through a series of questions, palpation of meridians, taking the pulse and looking at the tongue, points on involved meridians will be chosen according to the specific ways in which the organs need to be balanced.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can also be used alongside conventional treatments such as IUI or IVF. Research studies have shown an increase of conception when acupuncture is part of the regimen. Lower FSH, thicker uterine lining, and healthy progesterone levels are a few of the associated benefits of using acupuncture.
Acupuncture has a cumulative affect, so it is usually recommended to do a series of 6-10 treatments, one to two times per week, in order to see lasting change. In addition to acupuncture, the treatment series may include Chinese herbs, essential oils, moxibustion, and other adjunct therapies as needed.
When to Seek Acupuncture Treatment
Often women will seek acupuncture treatment when the symptoms have become unbearable. Of course, acupuncture is helpful in those situations, but how much better would it be to not have to get to that point?
The body can always use some balancing as everyday stressors take their toll on our hormonal balance. Also, people tend to find that with acupuncture treatment they end up feeling more energized, have easier menstrual cycles and a healthy sex drive that they did not even know were possible.
Feedback From our clients…
“I was suffering for many months with hot flashes and night sweats until I decided to go to see Joseph for acupuncture treatments. As the sessions progressed my symptoms have decreased and after the 6th treatment all my symptoms disappeared. I am so grateful for Josephs great work. He is a lifesaver and I no longer have to take many showers a day from the constant sweating. I told everyone I know about him. I’m very impressed that my symptoms disappeared.”
~ L.Z., New York City