Acupuncture for PMS / Menstrual Irregularities
Many women think that they just need to learn to “live with it” when it comes to problems with their menstrual cycle. But nothing could be further from the truth. A woman need not have pain during her menstruation, nor does she have to endure heavy bleeding, emotional disturbances or any of the various problems she may have during her menstruating years. The women of Asia have known this for thousands of years.
Acupuncture is extremely effective at regulating a woman’s cycle. Menstruation is an accurate indicator of the overall state of heath within the body. If a woman’s body is out of balance, it will almost always show itself as a symptom related to the menstrual cycle. And when the woman’s body is brought back into balance, a healthy cycle is able to confirm that all has been made well.
The common biomedical treatment for menstrual irregularity is “the Pill” and pain killers. Both of these medications mask the symptoms of imbalance, without doing anything to address the underlying problem. These allow women to go on with their unhealthy lifestyles and ignore the signals their bodies are trying to give them. It is only later in their life, when they want to have a child that they get off the pill. And often it is difficult for these women to conceive.
Health does not come in a pill, and nor is it simply an acupuncture treatment. Health is about what you eat, how you sleep and spend your day. In the clinic I not only administer acupuncture and herbal medicine, but I educate my patients in how to live a healthy life so once I bring them into a healthful balance, they stay that way.