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Acupuncture has a long history of treating gynecological diseases, marked by a wealth of experience gained through prolonged clinical practices. Its distinctive methodology further sets it apart in addressing these health issues.


Some women’s health problems that can be treated with acupuncture:

  • Pain and cramps before or during menstruation

  • Irregular or no menstruation

  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

  • Pain and bleeding related to fibroids

  • Endometriosis

  • Cervical dysplasia

  • Emotional swings

  • Breast tenderness

  • Abdominal distention and bloating

  • Infertility

  • Back pain during pregnancy

  • Morning sickness

  • Postpartum depression

  • Menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and insomnia



Hot flashes are the most common symptom reported by women in menopause. Marked by sudden feelings of intense heat accompanied by excessive perspiration and a rapid heartbeat, hot flashes can last anywhere from 2 to 30 minutes, often occurring multiple times throughout the day.


Researchers at Taipei Medical University monitored 869 participants who were going through menopause while using 12 different treatment methods. One of the 12 treatment methods was acupuncture, which proved to be the most effective at relieving the discomfort associated with menopause. Participants who were treated with acupuncture experienced fewer and less severe hot flashes than participants who were not treated with acupuncture. The study also showed that acupuncture may help treat insomnia and sleep-related problems in women going through menopause. The results were more inconsistent, however, with some participants experiencing greater results than others. Further research is needed before any conclusive statements can be made regarding acupuncture and menopause-related sleep problems.

Most treatment options for hot flashes offer only temporary relief, if any, allowing the issue to resurface and come back. In contrast, acupuncture has been proven to reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes for at least three months post-treatment. This means that menopausal women only need to consult a licensed acupuncturist once every 3 months to achieve lasting relief from hot flashes.

Acupuncture can help reduce PMS symptoms by...

  • Increasing relaxation and reducing tension

  • Stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, which leads to the release of endorphins & other neurohumoral factors and alters the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord

  • Reducing inflammation, by promoting the release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

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