WOMEN, FROM THEIR 20S TO THEIR 40S. THE FERTILE TIME.
Women’s life has been so full, busy, powerful and yet overwheming, stressful and often complicated.
They spend most of their 20s trying NOT to get pregnant and take the pills, wear a coil that do have side effect on their bodies. And then, when they do decide to get pregnant, more and more of them will actually spend of lot of time trying to get pregnant and figuring out why they don’t.
And all this, while they are dealing with often highly stressful job that entails high responsibility, very long hours, sometimes with high consumption of alcohol and coffee to keep up. Plus, they obviously have to deal with the rest of their life: relationship with their boyfriend/girlfriend/partner/husband/wife and families and friends.
During that intense period of their lives, many women experience very distressing symptoms in their bodies such as menstrual pain, mood swing, anger, depression, periods that are too long, or too short, or too heavy or too scanty.
All these issues are often due to an hormonal imbalance and high level of stress. Often women feel like their bodies have let them down and are so frustrated by it.
This is where acupuncture, reiki and fertility massage come into play: they relieve women of their feeling of overwhelmingness, bring clarity into this fog of confusion, calm the nervous system and bring the hormones back in balance in a natural and effective way.
ENDOMETRIOSIS/ PAINFUL PERIODS
Endometriosis is a gynaecological condition in which patches of endometrial tissue, which normally found only in the uterine lining (endometrium) grow outside the uterus. Endometriosis can be asymptomatic or can be associated with pelvic pain, pelvic mass, painful, heavy periods, painful intercourse and infertility.
In a study published in the December 2002 issue of The Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine researchers selected 67 women diagnosed with dysmenorrhea (painful periods) due to endometriosis. It was reported that 81% of these women had less painful periods after receiving the acupuncture treatments. Research shows that acupuncture promotes blood circulation and regulates the endocrine system. Acupuncture can significantly reduce endometriosis symptoms and support fertility where the endometriosis is not impairing the physical anatomy of the womb.
ABSENT PERIODS, IRREGULAR CYCLES
Amenorrhoea is the absence of menstruation either because it never began (primary amenorrhea) or it stopped at some point (secondary amenorrhea). Western medicine may treat absent periods/irregular cycles with ovulation inducing drugs such as Clomiphene. Acupuncture is used successfully for the treatment of amenorrhea. I have had incredible success with women who had not had any bleed for years and got them back after a course of acupuncture and fertility massage. The body is sometimes in a dormand state and it sometimes doesn’t take that much to wake it up to a normal functional way.
PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is characterised by multiple abnormal cysts in the ovaries. It may cause absent or irregular periods, absent or irregular ovulation, infertility, weight gain, excess body hair, acne/oily skin. Luteinising Hormone (LH) is often elevated higher than FSH in a woman with PCOS, and remains elevated throughout the cycle. Acupuncture is used to treat PCOS very successfully. Again, I have had tremendous success in treating women with PCOS., whether by bringing their periods back, regulating their periods or helping them getting them pregnant.
Menopause occurs naturally at an average age of 50 and involves the natural cessation of menstruation. However the symptoms of menopause may come way before that.
Symptoms including fatigue, irritability, insomnia, inability to concentrate, depression, memory loss, headache, anxiety, and nervousness, sleep disruption, fatigue and irritability. Intermittent dizziness, palpitations may occur. Nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, cold hands and feet, and weight gain are also common. The large reduction in oestrogen leads to changes in the lower genital tract. Women tend to lose pelvic muscle tone and to develop urinary incontinence, cystitis, vaginitis, and loss of libido.
Acupuncture is a great way to deal with these changes. Contact me for more information.