Updated: Aug 14, 2020
Happy MidFebruary HUMmers (our Huddle Up followers). Although Valentine's is over, it's never too late to give yourself a gift and put some focus on you for a change! This could be the month TO LOVE YOURSELF too! You deserve to show love and appreciation for yourself. This month our focus is on Mother's Holistic Approach to Health and Wellbeing centered around Mind, Body, Heart, and Soul.
DISCLOSURE: This information is in not meant to be ALL encompassing and should NOT replace seeking advice from your health care provider for specific, questions, solutions, and concerns about your health! The purpose is to spark curiosity and gain some insight about your health.
The Truth Behind Acupuncture and Women’s Health
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine and has been around for over 2,000 years. It is a type of East Asian Medicine. Acupuncture works by inserting tiny sterile needles in certain points to trigger the body’s healing mechanisms. It regulates the immune system, improves circulation, balances the nervous system, and reduces stress hormones like cortisol. Acupuncture seeks to release the flow of the body's vital energy or "chi" by stimulating points along 14 energy pathways. Scientists say the needles cause the body to release endorphins, which are your body’s natural painkillers, it also may increase blood flow and decrease pain and inflammation.
What are the TOP 10 Women’s Health Issues that can be treated with Acupuncture?
Pregnancy and Postpartum Support - Calling all pregnant women, you know what we are talking about, the aches and pains of pregnancy are REAL. Why not try something natural that can help get rid of growing baby pains.
Skin rejuvenation – Yes, please! Who doesn’t want a more natural way to look younger? Acupuncture way help reduce wrinkles and lines.
Menopause and Perimenopause – Acupuncture can be your alternative treatment for hormone replacement therapy. Bye Hotflashes hope to see you never.
Endometriosis and Chronic Pelvic Pain - 1 in 10 women suffer from endometriosis. This one is all about treating the pain and symptoms associated with endometriosis.
Infertility – In addition to the steps are you taking now, some studies have shown increased blood flood to your pelvic organs may help with fertility
Sleep Issues – The mom's brain can keep you awake many nights, say goodbye to stress hello a good night's sleep.
Depression and Anxiety – 12 million women are living with mental health issues and many are searching for an alternative to medication in addition to counseling!
Stress Management – Does anyone know a mom who doesn’t have stress? Trade-in your stress for some relaxing acupuncture sessions.
Joint Pain – Millions of women suffer from joint pain in the united states, acupuncture is thought to ease pain through the affecting inflammation and hormone levels
Menstrual issues - CRAMPS no more.
Do the needles hurt?
Normally, when women think of needles they think of pain, but this is a common misconception about acupuncture. The acupuncture needles are very, very thin. Some feel pressure, some feel a small amount of pain but the majority do not feel the need!
Acupressure vs. Acupuncture:
If you are afraid of needs you may get similar effects with acupressure, which involves massaging or pressing along those acupuncture points to stimulate energy pathways.
Where can I get acupuncture?
There are several locations throughout the Roanoke Valley. Huddle Up Moms is happy to support Queen Pin and we are honored to have Katie Clifton be at our February event. For more information about Queen Pin click here, https://queenpinroanoke.com/.