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Did you know that acupuncture can effectively regulate the menstrual cycle and offer relief from painful periods?

Acupuncture’s remarkable benefits include hormone balancing, improved circulation to internal organs (including the reproductive organs), and stress management, all of which play crucial roles in maintaining a healthy menstrual cycle.

Here’s how acupuncture can help:

Let’s focus on the last point: painful periods.

I vividly remember my friend from my undergrad years (yes, it’s been quite some time) who used to experience such excruciating pain on the first day of her period that she had to skip classes and spend the day lying on the bathroom floor with a hot pack on her abdomen. For hours on end. The whole day. Over-the-counter pain medications like Ibuprofen and Midol provided no relief.

Does this sound familiar? Over the 11 years of my practice, I’ve spoken to many women who share similar experiences, enduring agonizing periods month after month.

But here’s the good news: It doesn’t have to be this way.

Acupuncture is a safe and effective method to alleviate period cramps and associated symptoms. Numerous research articles delve into the use of acupuncture for painful periods, also known as primary dysmenorrhea, and I’d like to share two of them with you.

In a 2018 randomized controlled trial (RCT), acupuncture was found to significantly reduce various menstrual symptoms, including pain, menstrual cramps, headache, dizziness, diarrhea, fainting, mood changes, tiredness, nausea, and vomiting.

Furthermore, a larger study conducted in 2016 revealed that acupuncture was notably superior to NSAIDs in reducing period pain and associated symptoms, deeming it “an effective and safe treatment.”

If you or someone you know struggles with painful periods or other menstrual symptoms, rest assured that you don’t have to endure this every month. I strongly encourage you to consider acupuncture as an alternative solution. Click the button above to schedule a free consultation or appointment.

Living pain free is atainable for all of us.

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