Are you tired of dealing with painful and irregular menstrual cycles every month or just not having regular periods?
Women around the world are looking for natural solutions to menstrual problems. They hope to find relief without having to take medication with side effects or surgery. One possible solution many women are turning to is acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture are effective in regulating periods. They also affect the pituitary ovarian HPO axis loop in the brain and overall hormonal levels.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help regulate, improve, and balance your hormones. This can bring comfort and relief from irregular menstrual cycles and hormonal levels. To learn more, explore this treatment option.
Lindsay Goodwin, LAc., FABORM, MSOM, BS, Dipl. OM, CH.t., CPNLP, CLC, EFT is a Fertility and Women’s Health Expert, a certified Fellow on The Acupuncture & TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine, and has over 13 years of experience in Fertility, Women’s Health, Hormones, & Pregnancy. Can Acupuncture Regulate Your Menstrual Cycle?
What is acupuncture, and how does it work for your menstrual health?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese Medicine practice. It has been used for centuries to manage various health concerns. These include menstrual irregularities and hormone level issues.
This technique involves inserting thin, sterile needles into certain points in the body. This is done to stimulate the flow of energy (or Qi) and assist in the healing process.
Acupuncture can be effective in addressing menstrual health issues. It can reduce pain, regulate irregular cycles, and promote a healthy flow. Additionally, it can help with other symptoms such as bloating, mood swings, and fatigue.
Acupuncture improves blood flow and releases endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving chemicals that help balance hormones and reduce inflammation. I am a licensed acupuncturist and a reproductive medicine certified Fellow on ABORM. I can confirm that acupuncture is effective in treating menstrual irregularities and hormone level issues. It also helps to improve reproductive health and overall wellbeing. Can Acupuncture Regulate Your Menstrual Cycle?
Benefits of acupuncture for regulating periods.
Acupuncture has been employed for centuries as an alternative medical treatment. It promotes holistic wellness and has been found to be highly effective in regulating periods and relieving menstrual irregularities.
The concept behind acupuncture is that specific channels or meridians exist throughout the body. A blockage or imbalance in energy channels can have serious health implications. This is due to a lack of regulated energy flow, leading to imbalances.
Acupuncture can boost blood flow. This increased circulation helps the body produce hormones. These hormones are important for regulating the menstrual cycle. It is a safe and natural alternative to pharmaceuticals.
What to expect from an acupuncture session?
Acupuncture treatment can be relaxing and calming.
If you are new to this experience or just curious, have no fear. When you arrive for your appointment, your licensed acupuncturist will review your health history. They will then discuss what you hope to achieve from treatment.
You will be asked to lie on a comfortable table. Your licensed acupuncturist will insert tiny, hair-thin needles into specific points on your body. This stimulates the body’s natural healing response. It can help with various conditions, such as pain, hormone imbalance, menstrual irregularities, stress, and insomnia.
You may feel slight tingling or pressure, but the sensation is relaxing and should not hurt.
Many people even fall asleep during their acupuncture treatment because it is relaxing! If you feel anxious, take a deep breath acupuncture is a gentle way to support your health and well-being.
How diet and lifestyle can affect your menstrual cycle & balance hormonal levels.
Many women can attest that their diet and lifestyle can significantly influence their menstrual cycle and hormonal levels.
Foods & Lifestyle Factors:
- Eating sugary and processed foods can lead to irregular menstrual cycles. On the other hand, diets rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help bring regularity to menstrual cycles.
- Sedentary lifestyles can affect one’s period, as regular exercise is crucial for maintaining hormonal balance.
- Stress can affect menstrual cycles. High-stress levels can disturb the hormonal balance responsible for regulating ovulation and menstruation. These hormones include estrogen, FSH, and progesterone, as well as LH.
- It is important to focus on our diet and lifestyle. We must strive for a healthy, balanced lifestyle to keep a healthy menstrual cycle.
Key takeaways about acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and your menstrual cycle.
Acupuncture treatment and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help regulate menstrual irregularities and flow. It can also reduce pain and cramping with menstruation. Additionally, it can improve overall balance hormonal levels and the function of the nervous system.
Acupuncture works by addressing imbalances in the body through the use of thin needles that are put into specific points. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can be overwhelming to some people. However, it is a gentle and effective way to address menstrual cycle issues.
There is no denying that acupuncture treatment and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been used for centuries. This ancient practice is used to regulate menstrual irregularities and hormonal levels. The list of benefits, from pain relief to reduced nervous system issues, i.e., due to the stress response, is impressive.
At your appointment, your licensed acupuncturist will review your health history.
They will also insert needles gently into acupuncture points chosen specifically for you.
You must also pay attention to your diet and lifestyle factors that may affect menstrual irregularities and hormonal levels.
If you experience hormonal issues, PMS, and painful and irregular menstrual cycles, these may be impacting your daily life. Consider consulting a professional who is a licensed acupuncturist, and who specializes in reproductive medicine and women’s health. To find the best specialist, visit the ABORM website. There, you can find certified Fellows who specialize in women’s health.
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