Women’s Health:
Menstruation, Pregnancy, Menopause & Gynaecology
Stress, Anxiety & Depression

Women’s Health

Acupuncture for women’s health has been shown by recent studies to have a positive effect on the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, the body’s internal process that keeps the female reproductive system balanced thereby helping to alleviate symptoms of menstrual cramping, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids and breast cysts, endometriosis and menopausal distress.

A woman’s body goes through many different hormonal cycles in the course of a lifetime. These changes start at puberty with menstruation, then again with pregnancy, and eventually through menopause. A woman’s body is in a constant state of change.

There are several health outcomes that result from the body struggling to maintain the harmony of those natural rhythms. Acupuncture helps to restore hormonal and emotional balance and overall vitality to women during any stage of their journey.

Menstruation

Acupuncture can help regulate the menstrual flow without the aid of birth control pills or implants or while these are in place and not working effectively by helping to achieve the correct rhythm and flow of the period while working on the endocrine system to restore better hormone function to alleviate Premenstrual syndromes and symptoms such as:

  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Early or late periods
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Irregular or heavy bleeding and clotting,
  • Light scant, spotting or no bleeding
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Breast tenderness
  • Digestive issues
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Oedema
  • Headaches and body aches
  • Uterine fibroids and endometrial polyps causing heavy bleeding and other symptoms

Pre Pregnancy

Treatments can be of help with:

  • Trying to conceive
  • Preparing and strengthening the body to support the pregnancy

Pregnancy

Acupuncture can help with many symptoms that arise during pregnancy and can assist in the childbirth process such as help to turn the breech baby.

Acupuncture is safe to use during pregnancy as acupuncture points are selected for their optimal use to alleviate symptoms arising during pregnancy and non-use of those which are forbidden to use at certain months throughout the terms of pregnancy, this is strictly adhered to.

  • Symptoms acupuncture can assist with during pregnancy
  • Nausea, vomiting and Heartburn
  • Varicose veins,
  • Urinary symptoms and constipation
  • Body pains, cramps and Oedema
  • Anaemia, Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Anxiety, depression and insomnia
  • Vaginal discharge and itching
  • Blood pressure changes
  • Breech and mal presentation and malposition.
  • Habitual Miscarriage

Post-natal aftercare

Acupuncture can help with symptoms arising after the birth of the baby such as:

  • Post-natal depression, afterpains and night sweats
  • Mastitis and insufficient lactation
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Post-natal tonifying treatment for mother

Menopause

During menopause, acupuncture is commonly used to help to alleviate:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night Sweats
  • Dry skin and hair, dry throat.
  • poor sleep patterns
  • pain and oedema
  • Reduce emotional stress
  • Stabilize mood swings

Other Gynaecological Issues

Endometriosis

Acupuncture can aid the relief of caused and symptoms of endometriosis such as pains in the lower abdomen and lower back ache, heavy periods and irregular bleeding, nausea and vomiting, pain on defecation or pain during intercourse.

Ovarian cysts, Pcos (Polycystic Ovary syndrome) Uterine Fibroids (Myomas) and Breast cystsAcupuncture treatments aim to affect the underlying causes of the build-up of fibroids, polyps and cysts and the symptoms vary to each, they can contribute to pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding and other complications including infertility.

Uterine Prolapse

Symptoms include bearing down feeling in the lower abdomen and frequent urination acupuncture may assist to alleviate these by strengthening the vessels that support and hold the uterus.

Stress and Emotional Relief

In support of today’s modern woman who is managing heavy demands on her time of multiple obligations for her career, raising children, taking care of elderly parents or family members, looking after the home and family all of which can take its toll on the body leading to emotional and physical stress, exhaustion and fatigue ,it is so important to be in tune with our body and recognise the signs of too much overload for long periods of time.

Acupuncture can assist with:

  • Stress, anxiety and emotional relief
  • exhaustion, fatigue and lack of vitality

If you’re trying to cope with any other symptoms relating to women’s health and would like to talk about how acupuncture can help Amanda provides a free confidential discussion at a mutually convenient time or she is happy to answer any questions via email or text.

During your treatment, Amanda can offer supporting advice for lifestyle and nutritional suggestions that could benefit the healing process if required or requested.

Amanda Jane Mills BSc Hons Lic Acupuncturist is an accredited member of the British Acupuncture Council

Amanda Jane BSc Hons Acupuncture MBAcC

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