The Raleigh Acupuncture painful periods treatment is safe, effective, and has no adverse side effects.
Raleigh Acupuncture Painful Periods Treatment
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How It Works
There is an alternative to taking medications or birth control pills for painful periods. Millions of women in America suffer from painful periods (also known as dysmenorrhea). This includes severe cramping before and during the period, heavy bleeding, severe PMS, migraine headaches, stomach pain and bowel problems.
Acupuncture Relieves Painful Periods
The Raleigh Acupuncture painful periods treatment relieves menstrual pain. Equally important, it resolves the underlying trigger – we treat both the symptoms and the root problem. There are several possible issues involved with painful periods. They vary from one woman to another.
We identify the key problem areas during the intake examination and focus our treatments on addressing them. The result is a long-term resolution of the problem.
Acupuncture Treatment Timeframe
It typically takes two to three menstrual cycles to correct these internal imbalances. However, you will start feeling better after just a few treatments. This healing process does not use medications. The needles are sterile, single-use, and hair-thin. They promote the body to “heal from within” using the body’s energy (Qi).
Specific acupuncture points influence particular organs. For example, LV3 (located between the big toes) treats the liver, KD3 (situated on the inside ankle) heals the reproductive system, and SP6 (above the ankle) influences the menstrual cycle. While the Chinese developed this system of medicine thousands of years ago, it is still effective today.
Recent Painful Periods Case
A 35-year-old woman came to Raleigh Acupuncture suffering from painful periods. She had excruciating cramping for three days leading up to her period and continued for the first three days of bleeding. In addition, she bled heavily for seven days. The blood was dark maroon and had large clots.
This pattern was a clear case of Liver Blood Stasis with underlying Liver Qi Stagnation. Points in her prescription included SP10, SP6, LV3, CV4, LI4, LI11, BL17, BL18, and BL23. We also prescribed Chinse herbal formula Tao Hong Si Wu Pian to take on the days she was bleeding.
She received treatment once a week. By the time of her next period, the pain had decreased 20 percent, and she bled for just five days, three of which were heavy. We continued treatment for another four sessions. When she got her next period, there was 80 percent less pain. The blood was bright red with just a few small clots, with two days of heavy flow, tapering off after five. Her menstrual cycle was healthy, and we graduated her from treatment.
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What our Clients are Saying
I never had painful periods until I moved and started a new job. Very high stress. Every month I started getting migraine headaches and severe cramping. A friend suggested Raleigh Acupuncture and I got treated. It helped three things – reduced my stress, stopped the migraines and totally stopped the painful periods. They were all related and all triggered by my job stress. It was fascinating learning more about my body and how things like work really do take a toll. I’m trying to lead a more balanced life now. I’m continuing acupuncture until I get a less stressful job.
Periods are supposed to be painful, right? Guess what? THIS IS NOT TRUE! Why didn’t I know about acupuncture ten years ago? Do yourself a favor. Check these people out. Don’t be freaked out by the needles. They don’t even hurt. You don’t have to put up with pain every month!!
I suffered from painful periods my entire adult life. They started me on birth control pills as a teenager, and that helped until my mid-twenties. Then they got painful again, like ten out of ten pain with terrible cramping. Luckily my job is flexible, because I would miss two days each month from the pain. I found Raleigh Acupuncture on the internet and liked their website. During the initial visit they explained why my periods were so painful and how Chinese medicine addressed it. It made a lot of sense to me so I tried it. They told me it would take three cycles to regulate my period, but honestly I starting feeling better within a few weeks. I can honestly say that now my periods are not painful at all and my period is “normal”. I am so relieved and grateful. If you have painful periods you need to try acupuncture.