Acupuncture for Women Health Canberra
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has been used to treat gynecological conditions for thousands of years. At Chenzen Centre we draw on this knowledge and combine it with up-to-date scientific information to treat our patients. .
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Premenstrual symptoms are respond well to treatment with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Headaches, insomnia, sore breasts, bloating, mood swing, cramping, and changes in bowel movements can all be helped with regular treatments. In combination with specific dietary changes, most women notice the improvement in their PMS symptoms within one to three cycles.
Hot flashes, irritability, insomnia, weight gain, and night sweats are common symptoms during menopause which can be helped with Chinese herbs and acupuncture to ease this transition.
Painful Menses (dysmenorrhea)
Most girls and women have pain of varying intensity at some point during their period and about 10% of those women have debilitating pain. Our patients are often thrilled to experience relief from their menstrual cramps, even when that is not the focus of treatment. We often see changes in the severity of menstrual cramping within one to three months of regular acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and appropriate dietary changes.
Acupuncture has long been used as a treatment for post-operation nausea, chemotherapy-induced nausea and pregnancy morning sickness. For example, Sea Bands, a pressure point band for motion sickness, are as effective as they are because they stimulate the acupuncture point P6. Acupuncture performed during pregnancy by licensed and experienced practitioners is safe and can be helpful in reducing early pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness.
Back or Pelvic Pain during Pregnancy
During pregnancy, back or pelvic pain can be a common experience as the baby starts to put pressure on the back and pelvis. Acupuncture is widely accepted as a treatment option for back pain and is effective for pregnancy-related back and hip pain. It is best to treat this type of pain as soon as it starts to develop as it can worsen as the baby grows. Acupuncture is safe during pregnancy and can help resolve pain in any part of the back, neck and shoulders and hips, including sciatica.
Several acupuncture points have been shown to stimulate uterine contractions. While these points are avoided throughout most of the pregnancy, they work wonderfully for signalling the body to go into labour at full term. This type of treatment is completely safe and should be started at around week 37.
More Gyn/Obstetric Conditions Helped
We also help people with following conditions:
Post Partum Depression (baby Blues)