Acupuncture is one of the most efficient and safe treatments available for all phases of a woman’s reproductive life. Starting from menarche (the beginning of menstruation during adolescence), it supports women of all ages with premenstrual syndrome and dysmenorrhea and enhances the health of the reproductive system and other related hormonal imbalances such as acne or mood swings.
During pregnancy and childbirth acupuncture is a precious complementary modality. It helps women get relief from pain, resolve problems such as nausea and vomiting, swelling, constipation, hemorrhoids, anxiety, sleep disorders, elevated blood pressure a.o. Preparation for labour includes correcting breech presentation, stimulating labour (instead of hormonal induction), while acupressure can be used during labour to speed up the process and offer pain relief. After childbirth, acupuncture treatment can support women who experience breastfeeding problems or postnatal depression.
Acupuncture can support women during menopause as it has been shown to improve quality of life by reducing symptoms without the need of synthetic hormones. Hot flushes, sweating, sleep disorders, vaginal and urinary dysfunction, are few of the symptoms that can greatly improve with acupuncture treatment.