For many women non-optimal menstrual health is a real issue. A girl should transition to womanhood, at puberty, and have a period each month in a regular cycle, that has a good flow and without pain. Then at the other end of menstrual life she should transition through menopause and this should be without a raft of unpleasant symptoms.
For many women this is not the reality at any stage of their menstrual life. For some, the pain is so severe they have to regularly skip school and or work because of this. Research in Australia released in October 2019, investigated the financial cost to lost productivity in the workplace.
Fertility is well supported with acupuncture. Research demonstrates that acupuncture can help stimulate nutrient-dense blood flow to the uterus and ovaries. Acupuncture helps to get the menstrual cycle regular and can also help with the stress and anxiety that fertility issues can generate.
During pregnancy, acupuncture offers a drug-free, safe option. It can be helpful for many conditions such as heartburn, morning sickness and nausea, pelvic and back pain, constipation and haemaroids and foetal positioning.
At Terrace Acupuncture, Amanda offers a pre-birth preparation package. This includes treatment each week from week 36, acupressure lesson for the birth partner, acupuncture to help if a medical induction is required and a postpartum mother-warming treatment a week or 2 after delivery.
Menstrual life should just come to an end with the "pause of the menses". This is known as the menopause. Unfortunately for many women this leads to a new round of symptoms and suffering. Acupuncture has been found to be useful for the symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, insomnia, concentration problems, weight gain.
There is a good deal of research to support the use of acupuncture for many women's health issues.
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