photo 1527236438218 d82077ae1f85

How Can Acupuncture Support Women’s Health?

Throughout their lives, women are likely to go through a variety of phases and potential health complications. The female body undergoes several changes during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and menopause. These changes that women’s bodies and psychics undergo, often create complex and multifaceted conditions that respond best to a holistic approach.

Acupuncture for women’s health in Albany can help alleviate the symptoms of several health conditions that women face during the different stages of their lives and has emerged as an effective complementary therapy for modern women.

Here are some ways acupuncture can support women’s health.

Improves Menstrual Health

Various studies have shown that acupuncture can be used to promote a healthy menstrual cycle. Acupuncture can help treat period pain and alleviate PMS symptoms.

It regulates the menstrual cycle and can help reduce blood loss during periods. Research suggests that acupuncture can promote ovulation by increasing blood flow to the ovaries.

Boosts Fertility

Around 10% of women in the country of childbearing age (aged 15-44) have difficulty becoming pregnant or staying pregnant. With stress and lifestyle-related health issues on the rise, infertility is fast emerging as a public health issue.

Acupuncture can treat the underlying causes of fertility, including stress and ovulation problems. Many women use acupuncture in conjunction with other treatments, including IVF, to increase their chances of getting pregnant.

Acupuncture can have a beneficial effect on IVF outcomes in two ways. It can improve blood flow to reproductive organs which, in turn, promotes ovulation of healthy eggs.  Acupuncture improves smooth muscle glucose uptake for those with blood sugar imbalances and ovulation irregularities. Acupuncture corrects imbalances throughout the body while it also promotes relaxation, restores balance, reduces inflammation, and improves sleep.

Helps Enhance Postpartum Healing

A woman’s nervous system is on high alert after childbirth. Postpartum insomnia can increase the risk of postpartum depression and anxiety. Acupuncture can help calm the nervous system, easing the symptoms of postpartum depression.

Acupuncture improves the physical and mental health of nursing mothers, helping them prepare for the new journey of motherhood. Acupuncture can help the body heal after labor and C-Section.

Alleviates Menopause Symptoms

Some symptoms of menopause include weight gain, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, chills, mood swings, irregular periods, and night sweats. Acupuncture may be able to help with myriad menopause symptoms. It can reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes and night sweats. Acupuncture stimulates the body to release pain-relieving chemicals, including endorphins, that ease physical discomfort. At Anchor Acupuncture & Wellness, we use acupuncture for women’s health in Albany to promote healthy bodies. Our experience developing customized treatment plans to suit the specific healthcare needs of our clients gives us a competitive edge. To make an appointment, call (415) 548-8901.

Amanda Moler is a licensed acupuncturist and certified fertility acupuncturist (FABORM), serving San Francisco, CA.  Her educational background includes receiving a bachelor’s degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from Antioch College in 2001 and in 2010, her master’s degree from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2008, she also attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, IL for education on acupuncture and oriental medicine. Asa Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, she has gained recognition for treating complex women fertility cases, providing guidance on painful side-effects of drugs, hormones, and maintaining the overall well-being of women. Follow Anchor Acupuncture and Amanda Moler on Facebook , Instagram, LinkedIn.