Many are turning to Chinese medicine for healing in the long term for various health concerns. Women’s health issues are one of the areas, effectively targeted for thousands of years.
While many consider acupuncture treatments to only provide pain relief, the World Health Organization also recognizes its effectiveness in treating a variety of conditions and medical issues. In addition to treating many types of pain, our licensed acupuncturists can also help with conditions specific to women’s health. If you are feeling stuck emotionally or physically, here are 10 Ways to stress less.
Women have come to us for issues such as: stress, anxiety, menstrual disorders, endometriosis, menopause symptoms, fertility support, migraines, headaches, pregnancy-related symptoms and more. Some of the patient concerns are treated in combination with medical treatments.
With a strategically placed micro-trauma, acupuncture activates anti-inflammatory agents caused by stress and pain, which may support overall immune function in the body. While being treated with acupuncture, you are balancing your nervous system and stimulating your brain to release serotonin and endorphins needed throughout the healing process.
Acupuncture is only one piece of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as a whole. Chinese medicine includes herbal medicine, Chinese medical diagnosis, nutrition, and mind-body exercises. This holistic approach to living your life better is what Modern Acupuncture stands behind.
“MA has improved not only my physical, but mental health immensely! Investing half an hour in yourself is beyond rewarding! The clinic should be called a spa. When you walk into the beautifully decorated treatment area, the stress melts away instantly.” – Katie C.
According to TCM, obstructions to the flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients through the vessel system can result in physical, mental, and emotional imbalance.
Women who have a balanced lifestyle such as eating healthy, exercising regularly, and incorporating mind-body practices like breath techniques and meditation, have an advantage in maintaining a healthy reproductive system and state of wellbeing. Here are some recommended Chinese herbs for fertility and reproductive health, according to Roy Upton, RH(AHG), DipAyu.
In our previous blog, Acupuncture for Mental Health During Your Fertility Journey, you can read about how acupuncture helps both women and men through various ways of reducing stress, and naturally restoring balance within the body.
“I went in because I've had a little anxiety and depression the last few months, and I'm extremely leery of pharmaceutical treatments (my mom is addicted to Paxil and has to continue taking it, even though she doesn't need it anymore, just because of the horrible physical side effects from withdrawal). I purchased a package and after my first treatment, I was so relaxed. I have now had 2 treatments and have had no more symptoms of depression or anxiety. I'll continue to go for the very relaxing experience!” – Valerie G.