No periods, Irregular periods, Excessive bleeding, Painful Periods, PMS.
How Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Treat Menstrual Disorders.
Fertility Brisbane Acupuncturists treat patients with menstrual cycle issues based on an individualized assessment of your particular Thumbnailcondition, and then tailors an appropriate and effective treatment plan for you.
Acupuncture promotes proper hormonal balance and regulates the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Ovarian axis by stimulating blood flow to the reproductive organs. It also relaxes the body and reduces stress levels (elevated stress can prohibit menstruation by blocking blood flow to the reproductive organs and causing an imbalance in hormonal production).
Chinese Herbs are highly individualized and help build the uterine lining and adjust the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Ovarian axis. This rebalance helps regulate and improve the body’s natural hormonal production which in turn aids in proper menstruation.
Clinical studies on the mechanism for acupuncture stimulation of ovulation. J
TraditChin Med. 1993 Jun;13(2):115-9
34 patients suffering from ovulatory dysfunction enter this study.
The marked effective rate was 35.29%, the total effective rate being 82.35%. BBT, VS, CMS, and B ultrasonic picture all improved to some degree.
Results showed that acupuncture may adjust endocrine function of the generative and physiologic axis of women, thus stimulating ovulation.
A recent German study published in the February, 2008 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology confirms that acupuncture can relieve a woman of her menstrual pain.
In the study, 201 women were randomly assigned to acupuncture or no treatment for menstrual pain, severe cramps and discomfort. The majority of patients receiving acupuncture reported at least a 33 percent improvement in their pain level.
“Patients with chronic dysmenorrhea [menstrual pain] treated with acupuncture as an adjunct to routine care showed significant improvements in pain intensity and quality of life compared to patients who received routine care alone.” Dr. Claudia Witt of Charite University Medical Center in Berlin said.
Acupuncture is extremely effective at treating menstrual disorders including: painful periods, irregular periods, amenorrhea and PMS. Source: American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Volume 198, Issue 2, Pages 166.e1-166.e8 (February 2008
The National Institutes of Health Study: In a well-designed trial involving 43 women with dysmenorrhoea, women treated with acupuncture showed a dramatic reduction in both pain and the need for pain medication.
A Cochrane analysis and review found a trial showing acupuncture to be significantly more effective for pain relief than placebo acupuncture and two no-treatment control groups. Given weekly for three menstrual cycles, acupuncture reduced analgesic medication by 41%.