Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, long before the first national health insurance plans were ever carved into stone. If you’ve never tried it before, acupuncture can be a great treatment for some of the most common health issues people experience. Acupuncture is an increasingly recommended treatment, especially for women, that could complement their existing health plan. In this article, we discuss how acupuncture can benefit women’s health at the different stages of their lives, and why you should consider acupuncture treatment as a complementary treatment option yourself.
Acupuncture for Women’s Health at Different Stages of Life
How Acupuncture Actually Works
Acupuncture isn’t just about the needles.
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and uses the benefit of pressure points to direct the flow of energy throughout the body. Nerve points can be stimulated by acupuncture, which in turn triggers the desired effect.
Research shows that acupuncture is a wonderful potential treatment for everything from chronic pain relief to severe arthritis. That’s part of why acupuncture is great for anyone, and can be a treatment plan for any age.
1. Acupuncture for Teenagers
Let’s never forget that it wasn’t easy to go through our own teenage years – and we may not have had the option of acupuncture as readily available back then, but our kids and grandkids sure do. Being a teenager comes with a lot of discomfort and new pain, for which acupuncture has been proven to help.
If you’d like to complement any current treatments, speak to an acupuncture specialist about how acupuncture can improve women’s health issues in your teen years.
2. Acupuncture for 20+
The twenties is when the body first starts to feel the strain of being alive. When people experience chronic pain later in their lives, it begins somewhere in their twenties most of the time – and issues like arthritis can already become apparent when someone is still young.
Acupuncture in your twenties can be a way to deal with any of these physical issues and treat pain. However, it’s also a great way to diagnose these potential problems in the first place.
The right acupuncture specialist may be able to help you set up a treatment plan that can help you for the rest of your life.
3. Acupuncture for 30+
The thirties bring a whole new rulebook for women’s health, and this is the point where most women aren’t sure what their bodies are going to do next. A focus on healthier living is where most people go in their thirties – and that’s because we can tell that we’re getting just a little older.
More exercise and a healthier diet are recommended, but the addition of acupuncture can guarantee that you’re in an even better state of health.
4. Acupuncture for 40+
Hormones begin to settle when women are in their forties to older. This can bring back some of that discomfort people wanted to forget from when they were teenagers. Acupuncture can be a useful way to deal with the symptoms, and make sure that you feel as healthy as possible for the rest of your future.
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About Farrah Hamraie
Farrah Hamraie, L.Ac, MOM, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM), is licensed and board-certified in Acupuncture and Herbal medicine in the State of Texas with a Masters of Oriental Medicine from the Dallas College of Oriental Medicine. She is also a Diplomat of NCCAOM (the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), a Board Certified Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, and a member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine.