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Acupuncture and Menstrual Cramps


Menstrual Cramps have never been a pleasant experience for any woman. Be it minor or major, one thing remains constant: their strength. Sometimes the pain is so intense that it feels like something is drilling you from the inside out. In such cases, many women still find it inconvenient to use medication to relieve natural pain. In such cases, I believe acupuncture can be of assistance.


Period pains are also known as dysmenorrhea. The pains can become so severe that they cause abdominal cramping. As a result, the female body weakens, and consciousness becomes unbalanced. Period Cramps can happen for a variety of reasons. When you visit an acupuncturist, they will thoroughly examine you to determine why you are experiencing that phase, both mentally and physically. During this phase, you may experience bloating, mood swings, food cravings, and other symptoms. If you understand the menstrual cycle, you should be aware of PMS, or premenstrual syndrome.


Premenstrual syndrome causes a variety of mood swings in women all at once. PMS symptoms include depression, irritability, poor concentration, fatigue, increased appetite, sleep irregularity, feeling overwhelmed, headache, swelling, bloating, and weight gain. These symptoms are part of a larger pattern. When you use acupuncture as a treatment plan, your acupuncturist will look at your physical and mental health as well as your mood. When it comes to mental health, fluctuations in brain hormones may be the cause of PMS. As a result, Acupuncture can alter the brain chemistry's mood by decreasing serotonin levels and increasing endorphins, which can combat negative emotional states.


Furthermore, many women have experimented with or used Self-Acupuncture on their own. How so, you ask? By simply applying pressure to soft points that may or may not be associated with menstrual cramp pain points. It has also been noted that doctors nowadays advise women to use self-acupuncture because it has proven to be a positive success in experiments and case studies. When you press two points, you will be able to relieve pain. One is located between the base of your thumb and the base of your index finger. When you alternately press these points for 2 - 5 minutes, you will experience pain relief for about 2 hours.


Acupuncture has also been shown to aid in the regulation of the menstrual cycle. Acupuncture can help a woman's cycle continue on a regular basis if her period is irregular or absent. It regulates the loop between the brain and the ovaries, improves blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, and may promote ovulation by increasing blood flow to the ovaries.


It is critical that you understand what your body is going through, whether through therapy or personal consultation. If you admire the procedure of a therapy and want to avoid all medication for a natural cause, I believe acupuncture is for you.

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