Acupuncture for Women's Health
In the months leading up to birth, most women experience a range of physical stressors. Heartburn, nausea, sciatica, swelling, back, and hip pain, and constipation are just a few of the experiences that often accompany pregnancy.
Acupuncture is an ideal treatment option for these conditions because it is a drug-free and non-invasive treatment. Acupuncture activates the body’s built-in healing system so that these conditions are by the body itself, from the inside out. Many women, especially expectant mothers, prefer these natural, safe options over taking medications that mask the underlying problems or could cause harm to their child.
How Does Acupuncture Support Pregnancy?
Carolina Family Acupuncture can help relieve some of the not-so-pleasant aspects of expecting a child, including:
- Morning sickness
- Lower back and pelvic pain
- Sleep problems
- Depression and anxiety
- Baby in breech position
- Cervical ripening
- Labor pain
Each trimester brings its own set of challenges for your pregnancy. Acupuncture can help support you and your child each step of the way without adverse side effects. Acupuncture can also potentially reduce your chances of complications and aid your child’s healthy development..
“Why You Might Want to Try Acupuncture During Pregnancy”
What to Expect
“Acupuncture for treating anxiety and depression in women: A clinical systematic review”
D. P. Sniezek, DC, MD, MBA, FAAMA; I. J. Siddiqui, MD
Acupuncture for Postpartum Care
Postpartum care is just as critical as taking care of yourself before and during pregnancy. Acupuncture can…
- Reduce stress and tension that can occur with being a new mom or with a new addition to your family
- Reduce postpartum mood swings
- Relieve postpartum depression (PPD)
- Improve lactation
- Help you in the transition from being pregnant to having a new baby and all the changes that create in your body.
Many new mothers find that the care and attention they received while pregnant suddenly stops once the baby is born. Much care is given to the new child, but the mother’s own body and health are often neglected. Women (and society) expects women to “bounce back” within just a few weeks and return to life as normal.
But the trauma of childbirth and the drastic changes in the woman’s body often bring new health challenges that cannot be ignored. Many women experience postpartum depression (PPD) on top of fluctuating hormones, lack of sleep, and the stress of navigating life with a newborn.
Conventional medicine often prescribes drugs that may cause harmful side effects while not healing the root issues. With acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, you can give your mind and body the attention they need without worrying about harmful effects on yourself and your newborn.
“A TCM approach to nourishing the new mother: Acupuncture & dietary therapy for postpartum healing”
L. Dyer, MSA, LAc, DiplAc (NCCAOM)
“Acupuncture Alleviates Postpartum Depression”
Healthcare Medicine Institute
Acupuncture for Autoimmune Disorders
About 50 million Americans have an autoimmune disease. Yet, many people don’t understand the challenges a person with an autoimmune disease faces. Autoimmune diseases are lifelong conditions that can range in their severity and impact everyday life.
Many people with autoimmune diseases experience pain caused by inflammation. Acupuncture can help people manage their particular autoimmune disease and get relief. Instead of turning to drugs with serious side effects, some people with autoimmune diseases prefer to use alternative medicine like acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
How Does Acupuncture Work for Autoimmune Diseases?
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can holistically address the symptoms and effects of autoimmune diseases. By bringing homeostasis (balance) to the entire body’s function, including the immune system, acupuncture and Chinese medicine can treat a variety of autoimmune diseases, including:
- Crohn’s disease and colitis
- Hashimoto’s disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine treat the underlying causes of autoimmune diseases by bringing the body back to homeostasis (balance). Acupuncture increases vasodilation (widening of the blood vessels), which brings blood to the area to start healing. Acupuncture also activates certain hormones like beta endorphins that are the body’s natural painkillers.
Instead of covering symptoms of autoimmune diseases, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can heal the root problems. Acupuncture is not a quick fix, however. It took time for your body to get out of balance, and it will take time to bring it back into balance.
"Acupuncture for immune-mediated disorders. Literature review and clinical applications."
P.A. Rogers, A.M. Schoen, J. Limehouse
"Acupuncture anti-inflammatory Crohn’s disease discovery"
Healthcare Medicine Institute
"Acupuncture in inflammatory bowel disease"
Song, MD; C. Fiocchi, MD; J. Achkar, MD
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