ARE YOU SICK OF CRAMPS? FEELING TEARY? CRANKY?
We provide Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for hormonal imbalance.
When our hormones are out of whack, it can really get us down and make us feel quite miserable.
There are many reasons this may occur and Traditional Chinese Medicine aims to find the root cause and bring your body back into balance and harmony, allowing your body to function optimally so that you can feel your best.
Hormonal imbalance in women leads to symptoms such as period pain, digestive upset, fluctuating moods, headaches, and so on.
WHY CHINESE MEDICINE FOR HORMONAL IMBALANCE?
The area of women’s health has been overlooked by western medicine until recent times, and has little to offer to the many women enduring pain and suffering due to hormonal imbalances.
While acupuncture has been used in Asia for thousands of years, it is becoming increasingly popular globally. Research is now emerging that supports its use for a number of women’s health issues, including the symptoms of:
- Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Dysmenorrhoea (period pain)
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- Amenorrhoea (no menstrual cycle)
- Heavy flow
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
According to TCM, when our bodies are balanced there should be no pain with menstruation and there should be a good flow including – colour, consistency, amount and duration.
Hormonal imbalance can manifest in many ways, and therefore TCM diagnosis is based upon individual presentation. Our practitioner will thoroughly assess your menstrual cycle and general health which will help to understand your body and treat the root cause.
Stress and emotional upset are common causes for PMS, and from a TCM perspective, can disrupt the free flow of qi (energy), resulting in an array of symptoms including emotional imbalance, neck/shoulder tension and skin breakouts. Other women may experience digestive upset, such as bloating, loose stools, constipation, cravings or an altered appetite.
The general recommendation for women experiencing cycle or hormonal imbalance is weekly acupuncture treatments for at least three cycles. Our practitioner will work with you and prepare an individualised treatment plan; acupuncture may be used alone or alongside other treatment methods.
The symptoms of perimenopause and menopause can be frustrating, embarrassing and often debilitating for many women. Western medicine often prescribes hormone replacement therapy for those women who are struggling with difficult transitions into menopause however recent research has shown that this treatment may also come with certain health risks. Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment for menopausal symptoms is both safe and effective and many women notice improvement in their symptoms after a few treatments. Patients regularly report considerable decrease in frequency and intensity of hot flushes, improved sleep and improved focus and concentration.
At The ON Acupuncture, your wellbeing is our priority and we offer an integrative approach to healthcare, working alongside your other healthcare providers when relevant to help you gain the best outcome.