Many women consider their menstrual symptoms to be “normal” and suffer through them each month. Chinese Medicine, however, believes that uncomfortable symptoms like cramping and PMS are signs that the body is imbalanced. Acupuncture and herbal treatment can restore a healthy balance and eliminate uncomfortable symptoms.
Menstrual issues that may be reduced or eliminated by treatment include:
- Amenorrhea – no menses
- Anovulation – no ovulation
- Cycle irregularities – too long or short
- Breast swelling and tenderness
- Dysmenorrhea – painful cramps
- Headaches and migraines
- Heavy bleeding
- PMS and mood difficulty
- Spotting outside of your menstrual flow – prior, post or mid-cycle
- Vaginal discharge problems and yeast infections
After carefully reviewing your case history, including a detailed evaluation of your premenstrual, menstrual and ovulatory symptoms, your practitioner will explain your diagnosis and discuss a treatment plan with you. Treatment plans are always customized to address each patient’s unique constitution.
Along with acupuncture and herbal medicine, your practitioner may also offer suggestions for self-care including: diet, vitamin supplements, lifestyle modifications, relaxation techniques, and physical exercise.
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