Acupuncture has been used for the treatment and preservation of women’s health for centuries. A woman’s monthly cycle is a very significant and clear manifestation of her body’s inner workings and rhythms. If there is disharmony, the body will show it and general health and wellbeing will be suboptimal.
At Ritual Medicine, we place great importance on helping women have smooth and easy cycles to help women achieve and maintain greater wellness.
ACUPUNCTURE AND MENSTRUAL HEALTH
The menstrual cycle reflects the inner workings and heath of the body and gives tremendous insight and information into a female’s individual body. In the views of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a healthy cycle should be regular, pain free, without clots and should be asymptomatic.
Any problems with the menstrual cycle is generally due to blockages or weakness in the body which can be successfully treated with Acupuncture, Herbal medicine and some diet, and lifestyle changes. At Ritual Medicine, we seek to not only relieve the symptoms you are experiencing, but to resolve the root cause contributing to your symptoms.
ACUPUNCTURE AND PREMENSTRUAL TENSION
Premenstrual Tension refers to the physical and emotional changes that can begin up to 10 days before a woman’s period and may include symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, digestive issues, bloating, cramping, low back pain, acne, breast tenderness, and a heightened sense of emotional upset or sensitivity. The majority of women experience PMS to some degree. While for some women, the symptoms can be mild, other women may experience a significant upset in their daily activities.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, a healthy cycle should be regular and asymptomatic. PMS is generally due to energetic blockages or weakness in the body which can be successfully regulated with Acupuncture and some diet, and lifestyle changes. We seek to not only relieve the symptoms you are experiencing, but resolve their root cause contributing to your symptoms.
ACUPUNCTURE AND MENOPAUSE
Chinese Medicine theory states that menopause, aside from the cessation of the menstrual cycle should be asymptomatic. Hot flashes, irritability, insomnia and vaginal dryness are signs that there is an imbalance in the body. While for some women, the symptoms can be mild, other women may experience a significant upset in their daily activities due to the physical and emotional symptoms they experience. Despite being common, they are not “normal”. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can ease this life transition and help the body regain harmony and wellness.
COMMON SYMPTOMS TREATED WITH ACUPUNCTURE AND HERBAL MEDICINE:
PMS / PMDD
Menstrual cramps and painful periods
Low back pain
Absence of a period
Pregnancy / Post partum
SOME OF THE MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS THAT ARE EFFECTIVELY TREATED BY TCM INCLUDE:
Poor concentration and memory
Emotional difficulty – feeling anxious, ‘short-fused’, depressed
Menstrual irregularities – heavy periods, frequent spotting
Low libido and vaginal dryness
GET STARTED WITH AN INITIAL CONSULTATION:
Due to the overwhelming demand for what we provide all new client applications must start with an in office consultation. We typically work with people with a “do what ever it takes to feel better” frame of mind.
A women’s reproductive health and menstrual cycle is an integral part of overall health and can often be overlooked.
During our work together you will learn how to understand your cycle and its patterns in your body, how to live in rhythm with your body and your external environment, how to eat for your cycle, balance your hormones, befriend your body..and so much more!
What my clients have to say...
“For the past 5 months Ive been working with Stefanie to balance my hormones through simple practices such as chinese herbs, adjusting my diet, and honoring the cycles of my body. Ive been working via distance- I am in Colorado and she is in Canada- we connect every few weeks online. She has provided me with invaluable resources to learn and understand my body and what it needs. Im so grateful for what she has offered to my well being. I highly recommend her to anyone, anywhere, that is seeking support in understanding and honoring their bodies.”