Pregnancy and Women's Health

Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel during Pregnancy

Acupuncture for carpal tunnel during pregnancy

Research has demonstrated that acupuncture for carpal tunnel is an effective treatment and acupuncture has no adverse complications such as median nerve scarring as a result of surgery. Carpal tunnel during pregnancy is common and is mostly seen in the last half of pregnancy. Western medicine has ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Leg Cramps during Pregnancy

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Leg cramps will most likely be seen in the calf muscles and are common in the third trimester of pregnancy. Acupuncture for leg cramps is a safe and effective treatment and other acupuncture points are often used at the same time to treat other co-existing pregnancy related symptoms such as carpal ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Bleeding between Periods

Bleeding between periods commonly occurs at ovulation, which in Chinese medical terms is called the "heat" cycle

Bleeding between periods which is sometimes called spotting should be reviewed by a doctor in case it is due to uterine fibroids or polyps of the cervix or uterus. Hormone levels may need to be checked or the cervix checked to see if there is an infection.  Sometime contraceptive medication or blood ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Painful Periods

Moxibustion works better than a hot water bottle for period pain

Painful periods is very common and in fact many women think that it is normal to have period pain. Acupuncture for painful periods has been used for centuries and in Chinese medical terms is certainly not regarded as being normal. The pain can be before, during or after the period. The location of ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Insomnia during Pregnancy

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Women who may have suffered from insomnia prior to becoming pregnant can sometimes experience that the problem becomes worse during pregnancy and other women may experience sleeping disturbances for the first time. Stress can be a common causative factor leading to sleeping problems and research has ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese herbs and Acupuncture for Late Periods

Chinese herbs and acupuncture can help treat late periods

Late periods are by the medical definition late when they are longer than 30 days between cycles and in some instances can be 40-50 days late. If there is just one late cycle, it is not regarded as a problem but if the cycles are late for more than 3 cycles, then treatment should be ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Constipation during Pregnancy

Fresh fruit and Chinese herbs can help for constipation during pregnancy

Many women who never have had constipation can then experience it during the course of their pregnancy. The hormones progesterone and oestrogen have an effect on smooth muscle such as the intestines making the bowels sluggish. The common advice is to drink more water but some women may already be ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture or HRT ?

HRT can cause strokes and increase cancer risk

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute in September 2013 has revealed that HRT increases the risk of breast cancer by 24%. The purpose of prescribing HRT is to prevent heart disease and strengthen bones as post-menopausal women can suffer from brittle and weak bones. Unfortunately the ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension

Acupuncture can help pregnancy-induced hypertension

Another name for pregnancy-induced hypertension is called gestational hypertension and from a medical view occurs after 20 weeks without the presence of protein in the urine. This condition is reasonably common and can affect up to 8% of women. If the condition develops protein in the urine and ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Vaginal Itching and Discharge

Acupuncture can relieve vaginal itch and discharge

It is regarded as normal for women to have a thin, milky white, odourless discharge. It is also normal for the discharge not to itch. Once any discharge becomes thick and unpleasant with pain or itching, tests can be had to determine if it from a sexually transmitted disease or if is thrush. Thrush ... Continue Reading >>