Wherever you are in San Francisco, acupuncture can help balance the menstrual cycle, regulate menstrual flow and ease pain, but all of this depends on a number of individual factors.
Let’s start with a bit of how the oral contraceptive pill, or The Pill as it’s commonly called, works. OCP suppress your natural hormonal cycle and ultimately halt ovulation. They contain different combinations of synthetic estrogen and progestin, tricking the body into thinking it is pregnant and preventing it from releasing an egg every month. When you go off birth control pills, your body needs time to adjust to changes in hormone levels before it can return to normal rhythms. Acupuncture helps clear the excess hormone, and encourages your body to rebalance according to its natural rhythm.
How can acupuncture help?
This depends on your constitution, as well as the pills you have been on and how long you have been taking them. Acupuncture has been shown to improve how the hypothalamus, pituitary and ovary glands work and communicate with each other. Regaining a period can take anywhere from several weeks to a few months as your hormone levels start to regulate. Acupuncture can help regulate the menstrual cycle to an ideal 28-day cycle, which indicates excellent ovarian and uterine function and hormone balance. Acupuncture does this by targeting imbalances in the circulation pathways and hormone clearance systems, and by helping your system assimilate stress.
Acupuncture helps you assimilating stress
Acupuncture helps rebalance circadian rhythms that are thrown off by poor sleeping habits, excessive mobile phone use, and artificial light. These rhythms affect endocrine hormone secretions that regulate the menstrual cycle. Diet also makes a difference, as does stress management, because the hypothalamus and pituitary gland are key regulators of the menstrual cycle. Acupuncture also boosts your detox capability, which is vital for recovering from post birth control amenorrhea.
Contact Anchor Acupuncture & Wellness
If you have been on birth control pills in San Francisco and would like to know how acupuncture can help you regain a period, contract the trained staff at Anchor Acupuncture & Wellness. Call us today for any information you may need, or for advice on how we can help.