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    Women’s Rights … to Health and Happiness

    Women’s Rights … to Health and Happiness

    In a previous post we discussed the advantages of acupuncture in treating UTIs and overactive bladder, which affect far more women than men. Today, we’ll further explore the ways in which women can take charge of their health, and even their fertility, through acupuncture treatments at any stage of life.

    Teenagers coping with painful periods, hopeful mothers trying to conceive, new mothers struggling to breastfeed, active women sidelined by chronic pain, and those approaching menopause and its hormonal roller coaster can all find relief in body and mind from acupuncture. Recent studies have revealed that regular sessions can help relieve a wide range of conditions associated with women’s health, including:

    Menstrual Pain. By relaxing blood vessels and releasing endorphins, acupuncture can alleviate cramps, headaches, and other menstrual pain while supporting healthy blood flow that regulates cycles. In fact, studies have found that acupuncture for period pain reduced the need for medication and improved secondary symptoms such as headaches and nausea.

    Endometriosis. Marked by heavy bleeding, severe cramping, and abdominal pain, this condition responds well to acupuncture as it removes blockages to address stagnation and restore the flow of energy. Furthermore, because endometriosis may compromise fertility, acupuncture can help women conceive and carry a pregnancy. Which brings us to…

    Getting Pregnant. Any woman struggling to conceive will acknowledge the stress and anxiety that goes hand-in-hand with physical obstacles. That’s a Catch 22, because heightened stress makes it more difficult to conceive. With its holistic approach to health, acupuncture can help on both fronts. First, it promotes a nourishing supply of blood flow to the pelvis, thus bringing hormones to optimal levels, thickening the lining of the uterus, and increasing follicle size. Second, the mild stimulation of the needles triggers a sensation of release and relaxation, taming the excess energy that churns through the nervous system and guiding a more productive flow.

    Breast Milk Production. For new moms struggling with low milk secretion, acupuncture has been shown to increase output while promoting the release of prolactin, a hormone that stimulates breast milk.

    Symptoms of Menopause. From hot flashes and night sweats to dryness and heart palpitations, the effects of menopause belie a hormonal system thrown into sudden disarray. Acupuncture relieves menopause by delving into the root cause, re-aligning the balance of “yin and yang” within the body. In many cases, it’s a safer choice than Hormone Replacement Therapy.

    If you’re a woman (or you love a woman) who seeks to take charge of her health, you can meet our caring providers and learn more about our approach at Natural Health Chiropractic & Acupuncture.

    Natural Health Chiropractic & Acupuncture serves the residents of Rochester, New York and the surrounding areas. Our location in Gates is conveniently located just off I-390 with easy access and plentiful parking. Easy to get to from Greece, Spencerport, Chili, and Henrietta.

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