Womens Health

Due to our busy lives, women’s health often gets the back seat whilst she tends to family commitments, work, friends, in laws, pets, house and garden…sigh. We often accept the hot flushes, sore boobs, palpitations, clotty and painful periods as normal.

We really need to look at ourselves and think. Is this how I want to spend the rest of my life? Well, if the answer is no, then come in to Family Tree Acupuncture for and assessment and treatment.

Menopause & Perimenopausal Symptoms

The menopausal phase of life is a time of huge change for many women. The physical and emotional changes can be overwhelming, debilitating and extremely frustrating. Many women experience a rollercoaster ride of symptoms during menopause, including bewildering mood swings, hot flushes, fatigue, cognitive impairment, insomnia and depression. These are all common symptoms that can occur in varying degrees during menopause and greatly impact read more 

 

Irregular & Painful Periods

Some women, from onset of puberty, experience hormonal headaches, nausea or vomiting, severe PMS symptoms, heavy bleeding, constipation, diarrhoea or fatigue on or before every period. Many women feel that it is normal to take six or eight Paracetamol or Neurofen (Ibuprofen) at the onset of cramps just to get through the pain of the day.

On questioning women as to whether their cycle is “normal”, the usual response is “Yes…, other than the customary PMS, irritability, fatigue, headache, poor sleep and heavy cramping the first day!” Other women read more

 

Pre Menstrual Tension (PMT)

Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) also called pre menstrual tension (PMT) is common in young and middle-aged women, and three in four women have some PMT symptoms. It usually starts in the second half of your menstrual cycle and goes away by the time your period starts. Older teenage girls tend to have more severe symptoms than younger teenage girls, and women in their 40s read more

 

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is an endocrine (hormonal) problem. It is diagnosed by clinical or hormonal changes associated with irregular ovulation, increased androgen activity and insulin resistance, as well as an ultrasound assessment. PCOS can make it harder to fall pregnant read more

 

Uterine Fibroids & Endometriosis

Fibroids are benign uterine growths. They are very common, especially in older women. Fibroids may be:

  • In the uterine wall (intramural fibroids),
  • On the outer surface of the uterus (sub serosal fibroids),
  • Protruding into the cavity of the uterus (submucosal fibroids).

How do you treat fibroids?

Fibroids may interfere with implantation, and your specialist would usually read more