Chinese Medicine is a champion of women’s health. While there are recognised menstrual disorders such as endometriosis and PCOS, Chinese medicine questions anything above mild discomfort a sign of imbalance not an accomplished sign of womanhood. It seeks find, understand and address the cause of the problem.Did you know, the most pain a period should produce is mild discomfort, if anything?
Acupuncture can be used to help support menstrual health from puberty to menopause and everything inbetween.
In addition to using acupuncture, a strong element of treatment is helping you understand your cycle and the reason why you are experiencing symptoms such as heavy bleeding, painful periods or irregular cycles. This will help you feel empowered to take control of your own health by understanding appropriate lifestyle changes, if necessary.
The British Acupuncture Council produces fact sheets summarise research on how acupuncture can help the following conditions:
- Dysmenorrhorea (painful periods)
- Menopausal symptoms
- Polycyctic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Premenstrual syndrome
Here are a collection of written accounts from women sharing their experiences of why they came for acupuncture, what to expect and how it helped them. Please have a look to see how acupuncture can help.