Many women suffer in pain during "that time of the month", chalking it up to just part of being a woman. The truth is, there should be no pain during the menstrual cycle. If you are experiencing menstrual cramps, this is a sign of reduced blood flow and oxygen to your uterus. The restriction in blood flow in oxygen causes the muscles of the uterus to tense and contract, leading to pain. While it may be easy to pop an Advil or Midol to alleviate cramps, this is only a temporary bandaid, and does not eliminate the problem or prevent it from reoccuring the next month.
Acupuncture is the perfect solution for menstrual cramps because it eliminates the root cause of the problem while also treating the symptoms. Acupuncture works by improving blood flow and oxygen to the uterus, relaxes muscle contraction and stimulates the brain to release the body's natural painkillers (called enkephalins) which are stronger than Morphine! Acupuncture treatments can vastly improve or eliminate menstrual cramps while they are happening, and in a course of three months of treatment, can successfully eliminate painful periods and prevent them from reoccurring.
For patients experiencing menstrual cramps due to endometriosis, fibroids or ovarian cysts, Chinese herbal medicine is recommended. Herbal prescriptions made custom for patients are given to improve blood flow, break up fibroids and cysts, shrink uterine inflammation, clear out endometrial buildup, and alleviate pain. Herbs may be given alone or in conjunction with acupuncture treatments for enhanced results.
I have helped many patients over the years (including myself) end their monthly suffering without drugs, surgery or side-effects! Don't wait and suffer another month in pain!
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