Why: Acupuncture – Fertility’s Friend….

Health & Wellbeing March 13 2014

Nat2Natalie Kringoudis, Founder of The Pagoda Tree

The idea of pressing small needles into the body probably isn’t everybody’s idea of a good time, however it can’t be denied just how effective acupuncture can be. In fact, we see wonderful results in my clinic, The Pagoda Tree, every day and appreciate the amazing impact it has on the body. But you might still be left scratching your head wondering just how acupuncture can work? I’m happy to help you understand a little better how it works and more specifically, with women’s health in mind – just how does it assist in balancing hormones?

Most health professionals appreciate that acupuncture offers great results for pain relief and accept that using acupuncture needles effectively interrupts the pain message sent to the brain which occurs when a muscle is in spasm or sore. In these instances there will always be inflammation and when we disrupt this signal to the brain with acupuncture, several things happen. It allows the area to relax and increases blood and nutrient flow to the area so it can heal rapidly. With this increase of blood flow we see quick improvements as the body sets about fixing itself.  It isn’t necessarily the acupuncture fixing the body, but the body being able to do as it normally would, without reservation or interruption.

Of course, my clinical experience with acupuncture isn’t limited to pain relief.  It facilitates great healing properties for all areas of the body for the same reason.  It encourages blood flow to particular body regions and organ systems.  It gets that area ‘working.’  So if we apply this to hormone health and the reproductive organs, we know that when we increase blood flow specifically to the pelvis, we get the body to ‘wake’ organs and start working as they should, or their ability to work slowly begins to increase.

In cases of low hormones this can be particularly useful because low hormones or hormone imbalance are simply because the reproductive organs aren’t working with synchronicity. How does this happen?  Diet, lifestyle and general living may lead to deterioration of overall wellness.  We know by changing these habits we can’t substantially improve hormone function, but when we add acupuncture to the mix we can specifically target the area that needs the most work.  This can also work in the opposite direction where there may be too much activity in the uterus or bowel. For example, we can use acupuncture here to decrease the energy and activity in the relevant area by using different points, most commonly away from the area.

Acupuncture is a well balanced treatment which doesn’t require the patient to do anything but relax. The results are outstanding and fortunately we are seeing increasing evidence of its efficacy (not only in the clinic but through trials and research) as it makes its way into mainstream treatments accepted by medical specialists worldwide.

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