Menstrual problems treated with acupuncture works really well.
Many women suffer from:
Painful and/or heavy periods, PMS, ovulation pain, irregular or absent periods, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome & abnormal bleeding.
For menopause see our article on it here.
Changes in your health & life affect your menstrual cycle. At our clinic in Guildford Surrey we use a holistic approach. We work on your general health & focus on specific issues. Acupuncture can reduce stress, increase blood flow to the reproductive organs and normalise ovulation.
Everybody’s cycle is different. PMT can mean mild cramping and fatigue. More severe symptoms are things like:
Irritability, Food cravings, Fatigue
Anxiety, Insomnia, Mood swings
Headaches, Backache, Breast soreness
Bloating, Digestive problems
Doctors prescribe drugs. They will offer surgery if your problems are really bad. Drugs might help but can have side effects. Also, you may be taking them for decades. So lots of women choose a natural approach with no drugs.
Heavy and Painful Periods
Here bleeding can be heavier or last longer then the average of 5-7 days. It is mostly caused by imbalances in sexual hormone levels. Other reasons are infections, underactive thyroid gland, fibroids, endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease. It is normal to have some pain and cramping but some women have severe pain. Sometimes it is difficult to diagnose any of these conditions & doctors can only give pain relief.
Heavy periods can leave you drained of energy & anaemic. This leads to more fatigue.
Acupuncture helps the flow of energy in meridians (energy lines) related to uterus: Liver, Spleen & Kidney. They can be blocked, congested or low in energy. This leads to menstrual problems. We use fine acupuncture needles to regulate the energy & blood flow. This frees up your reproductive system & periods become easier.
Some girls don’t start periods before the age of 16. This can be due to underlying conditions such as anorexia, overactive thyroid gland or ovarian cysts. It can also happen to adult women. It can be caused by polycystic ovary syndrome , pelvic inflammatory disease, stopping birth control, weight gain or weight loss.
Sometimes doctors can’t find the cause & prescribe pills to ‘kick start’ the period.
Endometriosis can show itself as backache, premenstrual spotting, abdominal pain, painful defecation, vomiting or swelling. If left untreated it can lead to infertility.
In Chinese Medicine we see this as a disturbance of blood & energy flow in the Spleen, Kidney and Liver meridians. The Qi (energy) can be affected by stress, emotional problems, injury, surgery, bad diet & life habits, birth control pill, lack of relaxation & exercise.
We often use acupuncture for the treatment of endometriosis & absent periods .We can also help you work out how to look after yourself better & restore your fertility.
Menstrual problems treated with acupuncture really works. If you are not getting relief with drugs or hormones or prefer a safer & natural treatment this could be for you. If so, get in contact with us & book an appointment.