Acupuncture is an ancient and trusted Chinese medicinal practice that has proved to be effective in the treatment of gynaecological problems. It is now the preferred mode of treatment for a growing number of women who are unwilling to opt for conventional medicines and treatment fearing the side effects.
Here is how acupuncture can help –
Acupuncture and Menstrual Problems-
Menstrual disorders are very much prevalent. There are different types of menstrual problems ranging from heavy bleeding, painful cramps to the irregularity of the cycle. These issues cause a lot of worry and anxiety and unless taken care of right away can lead to future complications. Acupuncture can put all your worries to rest. A few sessions of acupuncture can help you by –
• Regulating your hormones – Acupuncture clears the line of communication between the brain and the ovaries. That ensures that the cycle of oestrogen and progesterone is not disrupted. As long as the balance of hormones is not upset, periods are very likely to be regular and timely.
• Improves blood flow to the uterus and the ovaries – Even if the cycle of hormones is normalized it may not help in regularizing periods unless stress and anxiety of daily life are minimized. Sometimes stress can lead to delayed periods. Acupuncture can reduce worries and anxiety and improve blood flow to the reproductive organs to make sure that your periods start on time.
• Triggers ovulation – Acupuncture makes sure that the ovaries release a matured egg once every month. This means that the period will naturally start within 12-14 days unless the woman conceives.
• Relives period pain and cramps – Strategically inserted needles ease menstrual pain and cramps by increasing blood and energy flow.
Acupuncture and Ovarian Cysts-
Ovarian Cysts affect a large chunk of the female population. Usually, they are quite harmless but if they enlarge or a large cluster of them develops, then many reproductive problems crop up. Chinese medicine believes that cysts are an accumulation of blood and other fluids that have not been able to drain away. This could have happened because of a hormonal imbalance. Therefore, acupuncture aims to strike a balance in the endocrinal system and improve blood flow to the ovaries. This ensures that the cysts shrink.
Acupuncture and Uterine Fibroids-
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous little growths along the walls of the uterus. They can lead to heavy bleeding and irregular periods. According to ancient Chinese medicinal science, fibroids can result from a blockage in the path of ‘qi’. ‘Qi’ is responsible for the uninterrupted flow of both blood and energy. That is why through acupuncture the blockage is removed so that blood and energy can flow uninterrupted. Once that happens, the fibroids disappear.
Acupuncture and Endometriosis-
Every month the endometrial layer grows inside the uterus and then it is shed. This is what prompts a period. However, sometimes, the layer may grow outside the uterus and when it comes to loose, the blood and shredded tissues have nowhere to go and that is why the adjacent tissues become inflamed. Here too, improved blood flow and normalizing the secretion of hormones can help deal with the symptoms of endometriosis.
Acupuncture can cure many gynaecological problems without triggering the dangerous side effects that result from traditional medicines. That is one reason why acupuncture is becoming more popular by the day.