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Acupuncture for Women’s Health: Balancing Hormones and Managing Menstrual Symptoms

 

Being a woman can be amazing. There are some great things our bodies can do! Sometimes though, they feel like they’re against us and that may be down to hormonal fluctuations and changes. 

It’s normal to have shifting hormones and accompanying symptoms, but some days they can interfere with daily life more than others. There are ways you can support your hormones and improve certain symptoms. Once such way is to seek the assistance of a trained acupuncture therapist with experience in hormone balancing. 

Acupuncture is a popular form of therapy that can help improve a broad array of symptoms. Learn more about acupuncture in West Ryde and how our NDPE team may help you.

Acupuncture for Women's Health

 

Women’s Hormones  

Humans, both men and women, have different hormones that help various bodily functions. From regulating our sleep cycle to managing stress to controlling our metabolism, hormones assist us in many important ways. For women, there are three main hormones that correlate with sex-specific functions. 

Progesterone 

Progesterone works towards regulating the menstrual cycle and menstruation. It also contributes to sleep patterns, pregnancy, and the synthesis of other sex and stress hormones. 

If there are imbalances of progesterone, you may experience symptoms such as: 

  • Difficulty sleeping.
  • Weight gain.
  • Issues with conceiving.
  • Changes in mood.

Oestrogen 

Oestrogen plays a crucial role within the reproductive system for women. The ovaries make most oestrogen hormones, with some assistance from fat cells and the adrenal glands. Oestrogen supports factors such as libido and fertility and contributes to hip and breast development and changes. 

If there are imbalances of oestrogen, you may experience symptoms such as: 

  • Hair loss.
  • Irregular periods.
  • Reduced libido.
  • Hot flashes.

Testosterone 

Many people do not realise women have testosterone as it is largely attributed to men. However, women do naturally produce a certain amount of this hormone in their body. It helps with aspects such as growth, tissue repair, and bone mass. 

If there are imbalances of testosterone, you may experience symptoms such as: 

  • Fatigue.
  • Acne.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Dry skin.

How Can Acupuncture Help Women’s Hormones? 

The goal of acupuncture is to restore the body’s balance by supporting the flow of qi. This is done by using thin, sterile needles that are gently inserted into the skin at specific points that align with the planned outcomes of the session.  A trained acupuncturist can focus on the hormone-related channels to target some of the underlying factors of hormone imbalances as a complementary therapy. 

Some ways in which acupuncture may help include: 

  • Correcting the flow of your vital energy, known as qi.
  • Releasing stagnant energy.
  • Improving your blood circulation.
  • Reducing stress.
  • Improving fatigue and tiredness.
  • Stimulating endorphins for natural pain relief.
  • Increasing oestrogen levels.
  • Regulating menstrual cycles.
  • Controlling mood changes.
  • Decreasing hot flashes.
  • Supporting perimenopause and menopause symptoms.

 

What to Expect When Using Acupuncture For Hormones 

When you visit our clinic, your therapist will carry out a full assessment of your relevant history and symptoms. They will identify underlying issues and determine whether acupuncture is suitable for your needs. If acupuncture may be a useful part of your treatment, they will discuss with you what is involved in the use of the fine needles. Most people do not experience discomfort during a session, but if they do, it is generally mild and brief. Many clients find the sessions relaxing. 

The length of your acupuncture session and how many are required depends on your symptoms and health status. Your therapist will give you an idea of what to expect and will regularly update you on your progress. Please keep them informed of changes and symptoms you experience.

 

Utilise Acupuncture in West Ryde to Improve Hormonal Symptoms 

We provide acupuncture for a vast array of reasons and many of our patients experience the potential benefits this ancient form of therapy can provide. If you are dealing with hormonal changes and symptoms, or conditions that impact various aspects of your hormonal health, please contact our friendly team to learn more about how acupuncture may help you. 

We can organise an initial consultation for you and begin helping you towards finding better balance with your hormones.

 

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