Posts made in October, 2014

Relief from Painful Periods with Acupuncture

»Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Acupuncture for pain management, Acupuncture in York

For many women, their monthly cycle brings a constant round of pain and misery. Painful periods (also known as dysmenorrhoea) and conditions such as Endometriosis can cause huge disruption to a woman’s work, family and social life. There is no need to suffer in silence though; acupuncture has a long history of easing these female complaints. Do You Have Painful Periods? It is estimated that up to 75% of women have experienced severely painful periods at some point in their lives with adolescent girls suffering the most. The painful cramping can be related to endometriosis (see below) or ovarian cysts and it is important that these conditions are ruled out beforehand. My acupuncture treatments provide a safe natural intervention for dysmenorrhoea. The needling...

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Balancing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

»Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Acupuncture for pain management, Acupuncture in York

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is another highly complex female reproductive disorder. It is complex because the exact cause of the syndrome remains unknown and because it can present with such a huge variety of symptoms – many women have PCOS and never know about it whilst others suffer constantly from pain, absent periods, excess facial hair, poor blood sugar balance and weight gain. In PCOS the ovaries carry lots of swollen, immature follicles which look like cysts. In a normal cycle, each month a follicle matures and releases an egg into the fallopian tube which if fertilised, can develop into a baby. In PCOS, the follicles never mature properly and no egg is released. The carefully orchestrated dance of sex hormones is thrown into disarray resulting in...

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