Women’s Health and Acupuncture

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Since the start, Chinese are using acupuncture for treating other people since it is a drug free treatment option. Now, acupuncture widely known even in the Western World were modern medicine is always practiced its primary function is block pain receptors so that people would become numb when they are undergoing surgery. However, it is often used in treating a wide range of other health conditions. One of the health conditions that have found some nifty use to the treatment alternative is for women’s health concerns.

Acupuncture has to do with inserting very fine, sterile needles into the body at certain points. This is a holistic treatment, meant in treating the body as a whole organism rather than cutting off separate parts. Based on a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, acupuncture works by means of restoring the balance of yin and yang in the body, and enhancing or correcting the flow of Qi (energy) through removal of the blockages that can cause all kinds of pain and illnesses, which includes many problems specific to women’s health.

Many practitioners of this ancient art, as well as their patients, claim that these remedies can successfully lessen or lighten problems, including irregular or heavy periods, menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), uterine fibroids, and even problems like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis and other infertility problems. Acupuncturists utilize techniques, thought suitable for helping the ovarian cycle, stimulating egg production, improving the balance of hormones and even increasing blood flow to the womb.

According to a German study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2008 showed that the majority of women who got treated with acupuncture for menstrual cramps, discomfort and pain saw no less than a 33 percent decrease in their pain level than women who received no treatment. Aside from the German study, a Danish study found that women who received acupuncture got a higher rate of pregnancy versus a control group who never experience the alternative treatment.

A lot of more general studies had proven that acupuncture excites the body so that it could produce natural steroids and release endorphins that help in reducing inflammation and pain. All practitioners of acupunctures believe that the techniques enhance the mind and body’s own ability in healing heal itself, and women’s issues are just easy to the said alternative treatment.

Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine often use herbs and dietary, exercise and lifestyle advice together with acupuncture treatments so that people could get better results.

Women’s Health and Acupuncture
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