Menstruation is something most women take for granted, a monthly irritation. But what can we do if your periods have stopped, or your bleeds are long and unpredictable? In my practice, I have been seeing a patient whose periods could last up to 3 weeks, with severe pain and other symptoms. Managed through medication for most of her adult life, she came to me to see if acupuncture might help this in a more natural way. We have seen her cycle improve month by month since we started working together, to the point where they are almost normal and we expect they will continue to improve. As you can imagine this has been liberating. Her energy levels have improved, she can exercise properly again and she can actually think about trying to get pregnant when the time is right. This was not a 'quick fix' - the changes have been effected over several months, but given this has affected her since her teens this is not surprising. Acupuncture works with the body to help it naturally come back into balance - and part of this balance is the body's natural rhythms and cycles.
There are several other conditions that can affect the monthly cycle, the most common include PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and endometriosis. Please do contact me if you would like any more information or a telephone consultation regarding your monthly cycle.
A patient asked me how she should feel after an acupuncture session. As I treat many patients with fertility issues this is not such an odd question - other than a so far frustrated desire to fall pregnant they think they feel fine. In fact if you delve a little deeper there is often a lot more going on. It's the same for most of us - until we feel noticeably unwell or unhappy, it is amazing what we learn to live with or accommodate.
At its best, acupuncture makes you feel like you are the very best, 2.0 version of yourself. To feel truly right in yourself is all too rare for many of us. But if you are firing on all cylinders, then no matter what life throws at you, not matter what obstacles appear, you know you will be ok. That you are metaphorically cruising life's highways with the roof down and the wind in your hair, enjoying the ride. And who wouldn't choose that?
Passionate about the pins.