Sun. May 26th, 2024

Acupuncture for painful periods 

Painful periods or dysmenorrhea concern many women in the world. Some of them are even disabled to the point of living in slow motion for a week, every month. As morals are gradually changing, there are now some methods to reduce these pains.

Among the natural solutions considered effective against dysmenorrhea, there is acupuncture. How it works ? Focus on this millennium-old technique to fight painful periods.

Understand the painful rules

Between 50 to 70% of teenagers in the world are subject to painful periods. they may diminish over the years. But sometimes they are still painful for the adult woman.

Dysmenorrhea can start before menstruation with premenstrual syndrome. They do not disappear until the period is also over. Painful periods are characterized by several symptoms depending on the person:

  • Headaches;
  • Nausea;
  • Vomiting;
  • Lower abdominal and thigh cramps;
  • Sore breasts;
  • Spasms ;
  • Lower back pain;
  • Sleepiness;
  • Moral decline..

These pains are considered normal for many cultures. However, the discomfort caused by these pains is often difficult to bear for women.

The reasons for dysmenorrhea are not very clear until now, but research has suggested a hormonal imbalance. It can also be a psychological phenomenon, as society has prepared girls to suffer during this period. Serious factors may include the presence of a malformation in the uterus or endometriosis.

In any case, these pains can be so disabling that some countries have even instituted a menstrual leave for women.

What is acupuncture ?

For a few years now, acupuncture has been a solution considered by women to be free of menstrual pain. Some of them have already obtained satisfactory results thanks to this method.

Acupuncture is a very popular discipline in traditional Chinese medicine. Existing for a thousand years, it is registered among the intangible heritages of the world by UNESCO since 2010. It is a therapeutic art that consists in using several needles to place them on different points of the body.

This natural method aims to restore the proper flow of energy or IQ to ensure the patient's good health. By inserting his needles on the meridians of the human body, the acupuncturist can influence the Yin and Yang. When the circulation of energy is disturbed, it will be possible to correct this situation with injections on specific areas.

There are about 12 meridians and over 2000 points on the body. It is essential to master this knowledge before practicing acupuncture. Acupuncture is a medical treatment for menopause, which is why in France it is mandatory to be a specialized doctor to practice this type of treatment.

The acupuncturist will be able to insert sterile needles of 0.22 mm into the body to fight against spinal pain, tobacco and various other pains.

How acupuncture works to relieve dysmenorrhea ?

Faced with painful periods, some women opt to take traditional painkillers. However, these conventional medicines do not always have tangible effects. More than 25% of the women who have recourse to it are not satisfied with it.

For those who have already used it, theAcupuncture is a natural method effective in alleviating dysmenorrhea. It can also be used to alleviate premenstrual syndrome or PMS. For this, acupuncture will stimulate the points that are connected to the organs or muscles that are subject to pain.

Sessions can take place during menstruation or at specific times of the cycle.

Patients can be stimulated on a single point or on several. Some women feel relief after only 5 minutes of stimulation. There are those who observe a significant decrease in the pain of their periods after the session.

Several studies conducted on women suffering from dysmenorrhea have already proven the effectiveness of acupuncture on these pains.

Course of acupuncture sessions to treat painful periods

Before placing the needles, the professional makes a diagnosis at the first consultation. The purpose of this treatment is to understand the course of pain in women. This first consultation can last more than an hour.

The professional can make a detailed investigation of the symptoms of menstruation premenstrual syndrome. This information will be necessary to set up a personalized treatment. The acupuncturist will be able to determine the number of needles to be used as well as the points to be targeted.

It is therefore essential to describe the pain you feel during your period, but also its duration and location.

According to the precepts of acupuncture, pain before menstruation means that there is a difficulty in the end of Yin in the person. Blood and energy have trouble moving. To correct this problem, the acupuncturist can use a needle in the ear or several needles on the painful areas.

To obtain results during this type of practice, it is essential to use a professional and certified acupuncturist.