Menstrual cramps are a bane to many women. Most of the time women try to ignore the pain and simply take painkillers or birth control pains to alleviate the pain. However there has been evidence to suggest that acupuncture oriental medicine can help some women to overcome menstrual cramps.
Acupuncture oriental medicine believes in treating the body holistically. Any kind of pain is seen as the bodyâ€™s way of signaling that something is wrong. A practitioner of medical acupuncture will investigate to see what the underlying cause of the pain is. Other symptoms are also taken into account and then treatment is prescribed.
Along with an acupuncture oriental medicine treatment for menstrual cramps a change of diet will be recommended. A change of diet before the menstrual cycle is seen as an important part of treatment in medical acupuncture. A lot of modern day convenience food needs to be eliminated from your diet.
A diet filled with whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables will be recommended. The elimination of saturated fats, salty foods, and commercial junk food will also be included in the recommended diet. All sources of sugar, caffeine, and alcohol also need to be reduced.
Menstrual cramps can be seen as a symptom of endometriosis. This can cause difficulties when trying to conceive and maintaining a pregnancy. Acupuncture oriental medicine can help to restore fertility by seeking to maintain the greatest level of uterine blood flow. Any overactive immune responses will also be regulated by acupuncture oriental medicine.
Patients who have difficulty conceiving and experience menstrual cramps are good candidates for acupuncture oriental medicine. Herbs will usually be prescribed along with the acupuncture treatment. The herbal medicines do not have any side effects and use of the herbs will eventually be stopped while acupuncture continues.
The great thing about acupuncture when used to treat menstrual cramps and fertility is that the treatment does not rely on chemicals. Most mainstream medical treatments use hormones to trick the body into performing, as we want it to. With medical acupuncture the treatment works with the body and helps to restore the body naturally.
This type of treatment may be a good avenue if you have tried other forms of treatment with no success. The next time you have menstrual cramps try not to rely on pain medication for relief. Try and find out the underlying cause of your pain rather than treating the symptom.