Acupuncture has been successfully treating menstrual problems and irregularities for more than 2000 years. Acupuncture is a very gentle treatment, looking closely and carefully at what imbalance has occurred and this is why it is particularly effective in treating gynaecological disorders.
A woman’s menstrual cycle plays an important and central role in her life. It is also an area where there is much imbalance. As a result gynaecological issues are one of the main complaints we treat with acupuncture.
It is also an area where there is a lack of conventional treatments. For a woman with menstrual problems, period pains, pmt, lack of periods or migraines etc, the main suggested treatment is to use the contraceptive pill. Whereas with acupuncture we take a detailed history of your symptoms and the treatment is tailored to you needs. Acupuncture treats your symptoms not diseases as each person’s symptoms are different.
A woman’s menstrual cycle is often a very delicate hormonal balance. When this delicate balance is disturbed by various stresses and strains of life, problems occur.
Common Menstrual Problems treated
- Painful periods
- Irregular periods
- Heavy periods
- PMT/Premenstrual bloating/headaches or breast tenderness
- Polycystic ovaries