Menstruation Acupuncture is a direction women can go when periods are intense. So why are menstrual cramps so debilitating? The uterus is a pear shaped smooth muscled organ that cradles the fetus when pregnant. At the commencement of ovulation, the uterus releases the chemical prostaglandin. This tells the uterus to contract. However in many women, these contractions are incredibly strong, and lead to low back, abdominal and hip pain. This is the same chemical that is released during childbirth to cause uterine contractions to push the baby out. So what happens when the menstrual cramps are intense. The cramps usually begin one or two days before your period and will continue during the entire cycle. Aside from the symptoms mentioned before, women can also suffer from nausea, vomiting, headaches and diarrhea. It can truly affect their daily activities. So how does acupuncture help? Acupuncture has been shown to be an important regulator of the endocrine system. Acupuncture is also important with prostaglandin release in that it supports the proper production and amount. San, our acupuncturist, uses techniques in palpation and needling to get to the root cause of the abdominal problem. He will check the reflex points and treat them until they function properly. His goal is to restore the proper flow of energy (Qi) to the pelvis, abdomen, and uterus. When he has completed his treatment, balanced uterine function can begin, and the painful symptoms will decrease. Menstruation Acupuncture is one of the VERY many conditions San treats here at Breakthrough Wellness Center. If you have a condition and want to know if acupuncture can help, call us right away. We will set you up with a consultation with San. He is very concerned with any condition and will sit down with you to get all the details of what you’re going through. Then he will compassionately give you his recommendation and what realistic results you can expect. In the end I’m sure you will be very happy. So call us soon!