Updated: Jan 19
At Arise Acupuncture, we are passionate about supporting women’s health through all stages of life. As a woman’s body goes through many hormonal cycles during a lifetime, including menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause, proper support is essential. For female patients looking for additional emotional, hormonal, and physical support, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are safe, natural, and effective solutions. Each treatment can help you improve your overall wellbeing at all periods of your life. Today, we discuss how acupuncture can support women's health, including fertility.
How Can Acupuncture Support Women’s Health?
Acupuncture helps balance your body’s energy, reduces stress, and restores blood flow, making it an effective treatment for an assortment of issues women may face in their lifetime, including but not limited to the following:
Acupuncture offers relief from menstrual cramps and other pain associated with menstruation as it helps encourage blood flow. It also helps regulate your menstrual cycle.
Menopause and perimenopause
Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can help treat symptoms of menopause and perimenopause, including hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and heart palpitations.
Acupuncture can treat the effects of endometriosis, such as heavy bleeding and cramping as it helps promote blood circulation. Acupuncture treatments also have anti-inflammatory effects, decreasing pain.
In clinical trials, Chinese herbs have been shown to reduce pain associated with endometriosis and could also prevent the growth of endometrial tissue.
Pregnancy and postpartum support
Acupuncture can relieve low back and pelvic discomfort associated with pregnancy, as well as morning sickness. After delivery, many women find comfort and relief from acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture can help women who have postpartum depression, need assistance increasing their milk supply, or help balancing out their energy levels.
Acupuncture treatments direct blood flow to the reproductive organs and help regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle. Acupuncture addresses an irregular menstrual cycle, which is a key factor to look at when discussing female fertility.
Acupuncture for Fertility
Acupuncture, frequently combined with herbal medicine, has been used for centuries to treat common causes of infertility, and may also help to increase your odds of getting pregnant. According to the American Pregnancy Association, acupuncture can help fertility by addressing issues such as an under-functioning thyroid (Hypothyroidism) or an over-functioning thyroid (Hyperthyroidism). Treatments are often combined with herbal medicine to improve ovarian and follicular function. Additionally, acupuncture can increase blood flow to the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) helping facilitate a thicker lining for the embryo.
Our Acupuncture for Women’s Health Services
At Arise Acupuncture, we help female patients restore hormonal and emotional balance in their lives. We support women’s health in the following areas:
· Irregular, painful, heavy, or absent menstrual cycles
· Infertility or supporting pregnancy
· Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
· Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
· Chronic vaginal infections
Would you like support with one of the issues mentioned above? If so, schedule a consultation by connecting with us online today.