Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is extremely effective in treating symptoms associated with women’s health conditions. When a woman’s body is in balance, the menstrual cycle should be regular with no symptoms before, during or after the menses. Conception should come naturally, and menopause is seen as a time of transition but should have no symptoms other than the cessation of the menses. If you are experiencing negative symptoms, acupuncture and herbal medicine can help restore harmony and balance to your body.
Some commonly treated women’s health conditions:
Menopause is a wonderful and natural transition from one phase of life to the next. It includes the cessation of menstrual periods and marks the end of childbearing years. Menopause is not a pathological disease requiring medication or even a cure. While some women breeze through this time, many women experience mild to severe discomfort during menopause.
Perimenopause and premenopause mark the beginning of life’s change and normally the signs begin here. Imbalances begin to occur during this time as hormone levels decrease, causing some women to experience symptoms that can include weight gain, loss of libido, vaginal dryness, insomnia, night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, depression, extreme fatigue, memory impairment, irregular bleeding, and heavy or painful menstruation.
For many years, medical doctors have prescribed synthetic hormone replacement therapy to combat the symptoms of menopause and as protection against heart disease and osteoporosis. Many women are searching for an alternative, natural, and safe method of relief during this transition period of perimenopause and menopause.
Menopausal discomfort varies in intensity and a woman’s lifestyle can play a major role in the strength of these signs. Women who regularly exercise, meditate or quietly relax, eat a nutritious diet, do not smoke, limit their intake of alcohol and caffeine and exposure to toxic chemicals, may have an easier time adapting during this transition phase. Additionally, studies have shown that acupuncture and herbal medicines, eliminate or greatly reduce the irritating menopausal symptoms in a great percentage of women.
Lifestyle changes are a quick and effortless way to relieve stress and make the transition to the next phase of life more comfortable. When this is not enough to satisfactorily reduce symptoms, acupuncture is a valuable tool for helping women to feel like themselves again.