In Chinese medicine, good health is associated with flow. The smooth flow of every system in your body is necessary for your body to be in balance and feeling good. Nowhere is the concept of flow more important than during the menstrual cycle. If you suffer from PMS or monthly cramping, there is some element of blockage causing your symptoms. In fact, any symptoms that are worse right before or during your period are signs that your energy could be flowing more smoothly.
Acupuncture can help relieve monthly discomfort in several ways. First, acupuncture can help your energy move more smoothly to relieve monthly symptoms. Second, acupuncture is very effective for calming the emotional swings associated with PMS. Third, at Acupuncture in the Park, we will get to the bottom of why you’re having symptoms in the first place. Finally, we will also talk about any other symptoms you have been experiencing, and treat those as well.
Many women who have generally enjoyed good health find themselves suffering from uncomfortable symptoms associated with menopause. While there are a number of options, most women are hesitant to take hormones or other medication to relieve their discomfort.
For those women, acupuncture may be the answer they are seeking. Typically, menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, memory loss, and palpitations are the result of an imbalance of Yin, your body’s natural nourishing coolant, and Yang, the warm, dry, and active elements in your body. Estrogen, and the other sex hormones tend to be Yin in nature, and when those hormone levels decrease during menopause, there is a relative abundance of Yang in your body, creating heat in the form of hot flashes and night sweats, as well as dryness, insomnia, and heart palpitations.
We have effectively helped women find relief from menopause symptoms using a combination of acupuncture, herbal formulas, food therapy, and lifestyle counseling. We would like to help you.