4 ways acupuncture can help women’s health

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Did you know these 4 ways acupuncture can help women’s health?

Acupuncture for women's health

 

Women’s health is an area that Western medicine seems to only have so many solutions for—and many of those solutions are invasive and hormone-altering. The female reproductive system is complex and goes through a multitude of changes throughout a woman’s life—and even just throughout one month!

Acupuncture and integrative medicine can provide the perfect natural way to support women’s health in its many facets.

Here are some ways women can benefit from regular acupuncture to help support women’s health

Insomnia

While all sorts of people experience insomnia for a variety of reasons, women are more likely to struggle with sleep trouble as compared to men. 40% of women in the United States experience insomnia at some point in their lives.

Thankfully, clinical studies have shown that acupuncture is effective for improving sleep quality and duration!

In a study looking at over 3800 patients to see how acupuncture can help insomnia found that acupuncture was significantly better on improving sleep quality and duration for those with insomnia compared to control group.

Pro Tip: The regularity and consistency of your acupuncture treatments matters! The first step is to schedule a consultation and set-up your individualized care plan which may include multiple modalities based on your specific goals.

Menstrual Issues

It’s extremely common for women of all ages to experience complications during their menstrual cycles, varying in severity from bothersome to completely debilitating. If you’re someone who has experienced extreme pain or discomfort during your menstruation, perhaps due to endometriosis, you know how disruptive this can be to living your daily life.

Acupuncture is an incredible natural solution for many of the pains of menstruation, from headaches and mood swings to abdominal cramps and cycle irregularity.

Read Dr. Ellie’s previous post on PMS, here.

While acupuncture is not a proven method of curing internal conditions like endometriosis, the symptoms of such disorders (particularly the severe pain, cramping, fatigue, and nausea that can come along with them) are greatly reduced through acupuncture treatments.

Menopause and perimenopause

Menopause and perimenopause, the transitional time when a woman’s body exits the reproductive years, can be nearly unbearable for many women. Hot flashes, heart palpitations, urine leakage, vaginal dryness, anxiety and moodiness, and insomnia are just a handful of the slew of symptoms that come along with perimenopause.

Acupuncture can help with this too!

In this 2020 study, looking at how acupuncture can help perimenopauseal insomnia specifically found that over a 20 week study, those who received acupuncture had significantly higher quality of sleep and longer sleep time.

Thankfully, Integrative Medicine, including acupuncture, is very effective for treating menopausal symptoms!

Pregnancy

Physical discomforts of pregnancy can also be alleviated with acupuncture treatments, especially pain in the lower back and pelvic area. Many women find that acupuncture helps ease morning sickness, too. And, of course, acupuncture can be a huge help with any sort of emotional distress, from depression to irritability.

If you are looking for safe, effective, and natural ways to improve your health, we can help you get back on track! The first step is to schedule a consultation to see how we can best help your specific goals. Give our office a call today, (425) 686-4498.


Sources:

Uptodate.com

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3156618/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7764880/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7196889/

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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc

  • Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
    Bastyr University
  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
    Bastyr University
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry
    Northern Arizona University
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