Acupuncture originated in China around 3, 500 years ago and remains one of the oldest, most recognised go to natural therapy for the modern world. It is wonderful in treating women’s health, hormone imbalances and myriad of symptoms that come with it. It addresses the root of the issue and focuses on the whole person, not only on symptom management. Acupuncture aims to restore balance in the body through qi (chi), a person’s life force.
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites - commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. It promotes your body’s self-healing abilities by prompting it to restore balance, clears blockages and improves circulation, reduces inflammation and decreases pain, influencing your body’s biochemical responses via the nervous system.
The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects.
The science behind it
There is a growing body of research supporting the efficacy of acupuncture in women’s reproductive health including hormone and mental-emotional support, pain management and digestive health.
Some of the research findings:
- Ultrasound shows that acupuncture increases blood flow and circulation
- Acupuncture prompts observable interactions between the brain, hormones and glands which are responsible for regulating a number of bodily processes
- Thermal imaging and MRI scans show it reduces inflammation and acts as a natural analgesic to pain
- It increases endorphin output. These are nature’s pain-relieving messengers and accounts for patients feeling more relaxed both during and after treatment along with reducing anxiety.