Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can assist with many common gynecological conditions. Our acupuncturists frequently help women who experience dysmenorrhea - more commonly known as period pain.
Period pain is experienced by up to 95% of women at some stage during their lifetime. But in 5% to 10% of women the pain is severe enough to disrupt their life.
For this reason there has been significant research at University of Western Sydney to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture to resolve period pain.
"women undergoing acupuncture frequently experience significant improvements in period pain intensity and related symptoms"
"Acupuncture treatment also reduced need for pain-relieving medication (and long term use thereof)
and improvement in secondary symptoms such as headaches and nausea"
The following study also demonstrates how the use of moxa heat therapy in conjunction with acupuncture reduces period pain. How does acupuncture achieve this?
" Acupuncture reduces period pain because acupuncture treatment promotes uterine microcirculation"
If you suffer from period pain and would like a consultation with our Acupuncturists Andrew White and Michaela Rinkle you can make an appointment using the link below: