women's health acupuncture

Wellness from first menstruation to menopause.

Acupuncture has been used for the treatment and  preservation of women’s health for centuries. A woman’s monthly cycle is a very significant and clear manifestation of her body's inner workings and rhythms. If there is disharmony, the body will show it and general health and wellbeing will be suboptimal. At Acumamas, we place great importance on helping women have smooth and easy cycles to help women achieve and maintain greater wellness.


Acupuncture and menstrual health

The menstrual cycle reflects the inner workings and heath of the body and gives tremendous insight and information into a female’s individual body. In the views of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a healthy cycle should be regular, pain free, without clots and should be asymptomatic.

Any problems with the menstrual cycle is generally due to blockages or weakness in the body which can be successfully treated with Acupuncture, Herbal medicine and some diet, and lifestyle changes. At Acumamas, we seek to not only relieve the symptoms you are experiencing, but to resolve the root cause contributing to your symptoms.

Acupuncture and premenstrual tension

Premenstrual Tension refers to the physical and emotional changes that can begin up to 10 days before a woman’s period and may include symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, digestive issues, bloating, cramping, low back pain, acne, breast tenderness, and a heightened sense of emotional upset or sensitivity. The majority of women experience PMS to some degree. While for some women, the symptoms can be mild, other women may experience a significant upset in their daily activities.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, a healthy cycle should be regular and asymptomatic. PMT is generally due to energetic blockages or weakness in the body which can be successfully regulated with Acupuncture and some diet, and lifestyle changes. We seek to not only relieve the symptoms you are experiencing, but resolve their root cause contributing to your symptoms.

Acupuncture can support women who struggle with:

  • Irregular cycles
  • Painful periods
  • Premenstrual Syndrome or PMT
  • Symptoms of menopause

Acupuncture and menopause

Chinese Medicine theory states that Menopause, aside from the cessation of the menstrual cycle should be asymptomatic. Hot flashes, irritability, insomnia and vaginal dryness are signs that there is an imbalance in the body. While for some women, the symptoms can be mild, other women may experience a significant upset in their daily activities due to the physical and emotional symptoms they experience. Despite being common, they are not “normal”. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can ease this life transition and help the body regain harmony and wellness.

The research on acupuncture & women's health.

Studies have shown that Acupuncture can alleviate the pain of dysmenorrhoea and reduce peripheral blood and therefore may be applied as a complementary treatment for endometriosis related pain.

There is preliminary data indicating acupuncture may improve menstrual health and coping for women experiencing delays falling pregnant.