Women's Health 

Painful Periods

Happy Friends Laughing

Many women suffer with pain and discomfort before or during their periods every month, ranging from mild to severe. There are a few causes such as pre-menstrual syndrome, uterine fibroids and endometriosis and you may have always thought that this is something that you (or your partner) just have to put up with. Please think again because pain is never "normal".

 

Many studies have shown that acupuncture has a beneficial effect on uterine muscle contractions (cramps), hormone balance via the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary axis, reducing mood swings by reducing serotonin levels and increasing endorphins and reducing inflammation by promoting the release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors. 

To find out how acupuncture can help you, please call me on 07984 434373 or click the button at the top of the page to make an appointment online.

Menopause

Menopause is defined as an absence of periods for 12 consecutive months. The years before and after menopause may bring associated symptoms such as:

*hot flushes and night sweats

*anxiety and mood swings

*sleep disturbance

Every woman experiences menopause differently with symptoms varying from fairly mild to quite uncomfortable and debilitating and there can also be an increased risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular issues and cognitive impairment.

Hot flushes and night sweats affect approximately 70% of women in Western cultures. Studies have shown that acupuncture can have significant benefits for the participants.

Other studies have also shown that 75% of respondents reported improvements in sleep complaints after acupuncture and that there are "promising" and "positive outcomes" for all the conditions listed above.

To find out how acupuncture can help you, please call me on 07984 434373 or click the button at the top of the page to make an appointment online.

Laughing group of women for menopause