Womens Health and Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has traditionally been used in women’s health for many centuries, and today there is ongoing research into how acupuncture helps in a variety of women’s health issues. At Brunswick Acupuncture, we have over 17 years experience in the area of acupuncture in women’s health, and are most passionate about this field of research.

 

Of course, every woman is different and we are happy to chat on an individual-basis to your queries around women’s health and acupuncture. We welcome any questions you have via email, phone or you can book an appointment online for a 1-on-1 acupuncture consultation.

Women’s health conditions that we commonly see at Brunswick Acupuncture include:

  • Pain
  • Menopausal Hot Flushes
  • Prenatal Program
  • Rest and Recovery Time after Childbirth
  • Back, Hip and Pelvic Pain during Pregnancy

Pain

For many women, pain can occur for a number of factors outside of physical injuries. Pain may present in women with period pain, back or pelvic pain from pregnancy and associative pain that may stem from hormonal reasons such as headaches and migraines.

 

For pain symptoms relating to acute/chronic pain and inflammation, acupuncture may be able to play a role in relief and management. In some cases, pain relief using acupuncture may be comparable to taking pain medication.

 

Since pain can vary greatly between conditions, symptoms and individuals, we encourage that you chat to one of our acupuncture practitioners in consultation with your other treating health practitioners.

 

Make an appointment online now at Brunswick Acupuncture.

Anxiety

While mental health is an indispensable part of health and well-being for both men and women, there are some mental health conditions that women experience at higher rates than men. One such example is anxiety.

 

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions in Australia, and it affects 1 in 3 women at least once during their lifetime. Anxiety can affect women at any time and there are a wide range of contributing factors. In particular, women can face an increased risk of anxiety during pregnancy and in the first year after giving birth. Up to 1 in 10 Australian women may experience anxiety and/or depression during their pregnancy.

 

In consultation with your other treating health practitioners, acupuncture may be able to play a role in your anxiety therapy. Anxiety is a very common condition that our patients present with at Brunswick Acupuncture and our experienced practitioners are committed to seeing how we may be able to support your treatment.

 

We welcome any questions you may have around acupuncture, contact us with your queries.

 

Menopausal Hot Flushes

Hot flushes are a very common symptom of menopause. For some women they occur occasionally, but for others they can be very uncomfortable and unpleasant. In severe cases, menopausal hot flushes can interfere with the quality of your everyday life.

 

Women who find the severity and frequency of menopausal hot flushes to be unbearable can potentially find an easement through acupuncture.

 

With 17 years of practicing acupuncture and an interest in women’s health, our practitioners at Brunswick Acupuncture have much experience in working with women who are going through the symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes.

 

Along with consultation from your other treating health practitioners, you are welcome to contact us for further information regarding acupuncture.

Prenatal Program

Our Prenatal Program is something that we’re quite passionate about at Brunswick Acupuncture. It’s always exciting having the opportunity to be a part of a pregnancy journey and we’ve been very fortunate to have over 17 years experience working alongside mothers-to-be.

 

Every woman is different, and your goals for acupuncture during your pregnancy may vary greatly from someone else’s. Generally, women who may be interested in our Prenatal Program consider coming in 4 weeks before their due date (36 week mark).

 

If you have a birth plan and are interested in involving aspects of acupuncture, you can give us a call to chat to our dedicated practitioners. We’re happy to see you at any time during your pregnancy, including if you are past your due date.

 

Call Brunswick Acupuncture on (03) 9387 3998.

 

Headaches

At Brunswick Acupuncture, we often see patients present with headaches as a symptom of their hayfever. These dull headaches can sometimes stem from blocked or inflamed sinuses. Headaches can be a bit of a double whammy of discomfort for those already suffering from other hayfever symptoms.

 

Our trained acupuncture practitioners may be able to play a role in pain relief from headaches. While we aim for immediate headache relief at your individual acupuncture session, this of course may vary as everyone is different. We assess your feedback after every session and encourage that you consult with your other treating health practitioners if symptoms persist.

 

Feel free to contact us to chat to one of our professional acupuncture practitioners today.

 

If you're ready to make an appointment    

 

For alternative appointment times or any questions please call the clinic on 9387 3998

 

 

Further Reading / References:

 

Pain

Schug SA, Palmer GM, Scott DA, Halliwell R, Trinca J. Acute pain management: scientific evidence,

fourth edition, 2015. Med J Aust. 2016 May 2;204(8):315-7.

MacPherson H, Vertosick EA, Foster NE, Lewith G, Linde K, Sherman KJ, et al. The persistence of the effects of acupuncture after a course of treatment: A meta-analysis of patients with chronic pain. Pain. 2016 Oct 17.

McDonald JL, Cripps AW, Smith PK. Mediators, Receptors, and Signalling Pathways in the Anti-Inflammatory and Antihyperalgesic Effects of Acupuncture. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:975632.

Cohen MM, Smit, De Villiers, Adrianopoulos, Nick, Ben-Meir, Ben, Taylor, David McD, Parker, Shefton J, Xue, Charlie C, Cameron, Peter A. Acupuncture for analgesia in the emergency department: a multicentre, randomised, equivalence and non-inferiority trial. Medical Journal of Australia. 2017;206(11):494-9.

 

Menopausal Hot Flushes

Chiu HY, Pan CH, Shyu YK, Han BC, Tsai PS. Effects of acupuncture on menopause-related symptoms and quality of life in women in natural menopause: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Menopause. 2015 Feb;22(2):234-44.

 

Headaches

Schug SA, Palmer GM, Scott DA, Halliwell R, Trinca J. Acute pain management: scientific evidence,

fourth edition, 2015. Med J Aust. 2016 May 2;204(8):315-7.

 

IVF & Fertility

Qian Y, Xia XR, Ochin H, Huang C, Gao C, Gao L, Cui YG, Liu JY, Meng Y. Therapeutic effect of acupuncture on the outcomes of in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Gynecol Obstet 2017 Mar;295(3):543-558.