Women’s Health and Wellness with Acupuncture

acupuncture for womenThe top health problems associated with women today can all be treated or (hopefully) prevented through the use of a healthy lifestyle with acupuncture and traditional oriental medicine.

Throughout the history of the world, these natural healing techniques have been used to keep people of either gender healthy to fend off many illnesses or diseases.

Below are the top five women’s health problems faced today and how acupuncture can help.

Top 5 Women’s Health Problems

Gynecological-Related Problems

These problems can include endometriosis, menopause, premenstrual syndrome, infertility, or fibroids. Fortunately, gynecological problems are a bit easier to manage with acupuncture and oriental medicines than other problems. By restoring the flow of life energy in the body (Qi), these techniques can treat many gynecological problems.

The most common gynecological problem women face is menopause. Menopause is the period when the ovulation of a woman ceases permanently. During this time all sorts of symptoms can occur due to the dramatic decrease of estrogen in the body. These symptoms include weight gain, joint pain, hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, insomnia, exhaustion, migraines, memory loss, and dry skin.

Oriental medicine and acupuncture techniques does not treat the menopause itself, but the symptoms that arise from it using techniques specific to a person like herbal therapy, lifestyle change, dietary change, and exercise. Each person receives their own special treatment plan in order to maximize the recovery process.

Cardiovascular Disease

This disease is considered the most life-threatening of them all in women. Statistics show that twenty-nine percent of all deaths in women are due to cardiovascular problems. It is true that more men are diagnosed with a cardiovascular problem of some sort, but with women cardiovascular system is not as checked as thoroughly as it should so it is often that the condition is discovered far too late. It’s extremely important that women take the necessary precautions such as a wellness regimen and getting regular bloodwork and checkups.  Oriental medicine and acupuncture are an excellent addition to anyone’s health and wellness program.

The preventative steps a woman should be advised to take will include eating healthier, exercising more, managing blood pressure, improving sleep, and reducing stress. These steps can all be easier to take with the help of Traditional Oriental Medicine techniques. High blood pressure is the most common cause of cardiovascular problems, and luckily acupuncture is considered especially helpful for lowering blood pressure and increasing the release of natural opioids (relaxants).

Depression

acupuncture for depressionUp to a quarter of all women face some type of depression during their lifetime. Depressive disorders do not only cause mental problems, but can weaken the immune system, damage work effectiveness as well as ruin social relationships. Symptoms affiliated with depression can include fatigue, insomnia, apathy, or lack of interest in previous hobbies. Eventually, worse symptoms such as sickness and suicidal thoughts can occur if the problem is not taken care of.

To prevent or treat such a disorder, it is important to make sure the entire life energy (Qi) is flowing correctly throughout the body. By bringing the body, mind, and spirit together as one, the body will function at its best and naturally treat any problems that may be affecting the body by itself.  Acupuncture and oriental medicine helps the body to heal itself, as it is designed to do.  A bonus is you will feel better than ever!

Osteoporosis

Over forty million people in the United States alone are affected by osteoporosis in which seventy percent of the people affected are women.  Osteoporosis occurs when there is a decrease in bone mass which induces the chances of fracture occurring. It usually is found in those of an older age, but can be developed early on as well especially to those who put repetitive strain on a specific part of their body.  Exercise is known to reduce osteoporosis and stimulate the building of bone mass and density.  Exercise can also create pain in the joints, tendons, and muscles.  Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture can reduce or prevent pain and stimulate bone maintenance.  It is important to start a wellness and fitness regimen around the age of thirty when the bones in our body stop growing.

Autoimmune Diseases

fibromyalgiaDiseases like multiple sclerosis, diabetes, thyroid disease and lupus are all considered autoimmune diseases, which is a condition where the body’s own immune system attacks itself as well as other tissues in your body. The American Autoimmune Release Diseases Association has found that about eight percent of the population is affected by a type of autoimmune disease; women make up eighty percent of that population. Standard medical procedures have trouble treating autoimmune disease, so it is best to look for alternative routes such as oriental medicine and acupuncture. Both of these methods have been proven to manage the symptoms of an autoimmune disease as well as regulate the immune system.

As you can see, Traditional Oriental Medicine and acupuncture are well suited to treat the leading women’s health issues.  Contact Laurie in order to set up an acupuncture appointment.