6 Ways Acupuncture Can Support Women’s Health
Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Washington D.C., Reston, Virginia, and in Bethesda, Maryland.
Many people have heard about acupuncture therapy but few are aware of the many ways it can improve one’s health – especially relating to health problems women may encounter. Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to health. It is a natural and safe treatment which is increasing in popularity in the Western world. What initially began as a novel approach to treat women suffering from disorders whose bodies are not responding to more conventional Western medical techniques, has gained greater prominence in the last few decades. The beauty of acupuncture is that women of all ages can benefit from it.
Acupuncture has been used for centuries to quickly correct imbalances in women’s bodies. Women have found it helpful in several situations, including:
– Menopause: Acupuncture can reduce hot flashes, hormone imbalances, night sweats, sleep disturbances in women going through menopause.
– Infertility: Acupuncture treatment for infertility can help boost blood flow to the reproductive organs, relieve stress, and balance hormones.
– Pregnancy and postpartum support: Acupuncture can ease a wide range of pregnancy symptoms such as swelling in the legs, morning sickness, heartburn, lower back and pelvic pain, and postpartum depression.
– Insomnia: Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for insomnia as it stimulates melatonin production, lessens anxiety, induces sleep onset, and reduce sleep disruption.
– Skin rejuvenation: Facial fillers and botox have become popular over the years, but facial acupuncture stimulates collagen production, improves skin quality, and helps heal acne and acne scars.
– Painful periods: Women undergoing frequent acupuncture treatments have shown a reduction in period pain intensity and an improvement in quality of life.
Is acupuncture therapy safe?
Acupuncture as a natural and holistic treatment has been declared safe by the National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health. Also, The United States Food and Drug Administration has classified acupuncture needles as medical devices. However, both these organizations demand that the needles used during the practice are sterile, nontoxic, and labeled for single use. It is crucial for women seeking acupuncture treatment to only work with practitioners that are duly licensed.
Acupuncture therapy has been beneficial to women’s health for centuries. If you are struggling with any of the above-mentioned syndromes or symptoms, talk to an acupuncture practitioner about your specific situation. If you’re located in the Bethesda, Reston, or D.C. areas, contact Seasons in Our Life to schedule an appointment.