Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has been used for thousands of years to balance the hormonal system. Believe it or not, the reproductive system influences and is influenced by other aspects of your body. This is why often times you menstrual cycle is affected by changes in your emotional and physical health. When your Qi (“chee”) is freely flowing, then your body is able to function in a healthy way. When focusing on a particular imbalance or symptom in your system, your general health is improved.
Acupuncture can be used to reduce stress, increase blood flow to the reproductive organs and help normalize ovulation, all of which can help women conceive. The National Institute of Health conducted a study that showed over a 50% success rate with acupuncture for women who face infertility.
Acupuncture and herbal treatments can be used alone or with Western medical techniques to enhance the effectiveness. Because acupuncture improves your overall health, pregnancy becomes easier to achieve, miscarriages are reduced, and postpartum recuperation is faster so that you feel better and have more energy.
Below is a list of some women’s health problems that can be treated with acupuncture:
• Pain and cramps
• Irregular menstruation
• Pain/Bleeding due to fibroids
• Cervical dysplasia
• Mood swings,
• Breast tenderness
• Morning sickness
• Postpartum depression
• Menopausal symptoms
• Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
If you are in the Winter Park, Maitland, Altamonte Springs, or Greater Orlando area, contact The Points of Health to learn more or to schedule your next health coaching, acupuncture, or massage appointment.