Women Health Issues   

PMS/Menstruation Disorders    

PMS is a disorder characterized by a set of hormonal changes that trigger disruptive symptoms in a significant number of women for up to two weeks prior to menstruation. 

Physical Symptoms of PMS:

Abdominal Cramps                                   Breast Tenderness

Generalized Aches and Pains                  Joint Swelling

Weight Gain                                                Intense Food Cravings

Bloating                                                       Headaches

Skin Problems                                            Fatigue

 

Emotional Symptoms of PMS:

Sadness, Tearfulness                                Anxiety

Anger                                                           Mood Swings

Irritability                                                    Depression

Panic Attacks                                              Poor Concentration

PMS in Traditional Chinese Medicine

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the basic energetic imbalance that causes premenstrual syndrome is "liver qi congestion," meaning that the qi's free flow in the body is compromised. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs often provide enormous relief from PMS.

We apply gentle, soothing infrared heat to the acupuncture points on the lower abdomen and lumbar sacrum region during your session, often providing instant relief of various symptoms including cramping. Regular acupuncture and herbal treatment is helpful in balancing female hormonal function and the autonomic nervous system, and is effective for the long-term management of PMS.

Menopause Symptoms      ​

Menopause or "change of life" is the permanent end to menstruation and fertility caused by the change in the levels of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. This typically occurs in a woman's late 40s or early 50s but may occur earlier.

The signs and symptoms:

hot flashes, sleep problems, mood changes,  vagina and bladder problem, sex drive changes, larger waist, memory problems, stiff and achy joints, 

osteoporosis and heart disease. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine can be an effective alternative therapy for menopause. Numerous studies have shown acupuncture to be a safe, effective and durable treatment for hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. Furthermore, acupuncture is effective at boosting the sex drive and overall sense of well-being in women.

Infertility

Acupuncture can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system.  “The goal of an infertility treatment from a Chinese medicine perspective is not just to get pregnant, but to stay pregnant and to have a healthy baby,” says Deb Davies, LAc, a Pacific College alumnus. Among many other benefits, acupuncture can provide better blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, creating a stronger chance for an egg to be nourished and carried to term.

Women’s Health Balance   

Acupuncture is the best way to Maintain Hormone Balance Naturally! Acupuncture helps to stop the symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats by regulating your bodies internal temperature. It helps to balance the yin and yang which are your hot and cold aspects of the body. These treatments help to create a better blood flow which can improve your endocrine system regulation. Also, it can help to tonify the energy of your ovaries that play a major role in the release of hormone such as growth hormone, estrogen.

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