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Period Pain Acupuncture

Acupuncture for period pain

Menstrual Cycles and Acupuncture

Acupuncture and the Menstrual Cycle 

Acupuncture for period pain and improving the menstrual cycle

As women, our bodies shift and change with our cycles – each of us is very different in the way things flow. Many of us do not take stock of what is happening in our bodies and end up with annoying symptoms that we just live with, or think is normal. With increased stress, lack of exercise, poor diets and loaded toxic products, it's no wonder our bodies struggle to function well. And the menstrual cycle is one way our body tells us that things needs to change. 

Research has shown that acupuncture may be beneficial for many menstrual cycle-related issues, such as reducing period pain, heavy bleeding, cycle-related lower back pain or headaches.

Treating the Menstrual Cycle 

Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture may help you rebalance your cycle and reduce the symptoms holding you back. Are you suffering from:

  • Dysmenorrhea (period pain)

  • Endometriosis

  • Pelvic pain

  • PCOS

  • Irregular, short or long cycles

  • Heavy bleeding

  • PMS or pre-menstrual syndrome (for example, emotional fluctuations, breast tenderness, headaches)

Close up of acupuncture needles

Acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine may be helpful for your symptoms when they are happening, such as period pain. However, timing a visit to your acupuncturist for when you think the pain might occur is not always that easy. The beauty of acupuncture and the menstrual cycle is that we look holistically at the body. Therefore, we treat throughout the whole cycle, not just when you are having your symptoms. We will likely see you once a week for a few menstrual cycles to see positive change.  

Related Services We Provide

Moxibustion treatment on a foot

In addition to acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine, our practitioner is highly skilled in other techniques to help relieve your symptoms:

  • Our practitioner offers diet and lifestyle advice when needed. Diet has a significant influence on your body. Certain foods, such as high-sugar products, is frequently associated with adverse symptoms. Stress and lack of exercise are also common in our modern world, negatively impacting our health. With the proper diet and lifestyle advice alongside your treatment, your symptoms should lessen.

  • To improve the flow of your Qi (pronounced Chee), or energy, moxibustion may be used. This practice is the art of burning a stick made from mugwort leaves just above your skin at specific acupuncture points on your body. The warmth from the flame helps stimulate these particular points and accentuates the therapeutic benefit of the needles.

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