Dysmenorrhoea is painful uterine cramps prior to or during menstruation. Causes can include endometriosis or ovarian cysts.
Estimates suggest that around 25-50% of adult women and approximately 75% of adolescents experience menstrual pain; 5-20% reporting pain severe enough that it prevents them from carrying on with normal activities.
Regulating hormones and their receptors
Reducing uterine contractions
Increasing relaxation and reducing tension. Acupuncture can alter the brain's chemistry, reducing serotonin levels and increasing endorphin levels to help to counteract negative states
Stimulating the release of chemicals such as endorphins and altering the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord
Migraines: I have suffered from migraines for about 7 years. They come on suddenly and I just have to go to bed for 2 days when it happens. I was desperate for something to help and my friend suggested acupuncture as she had been to Natalie before. After a few weeks the migraines were less frequent and less severe. Now I haven't had a migraine for about a year.
Facial enhancement acupuncture: I came to Natalie for facial acupuncture as I had read great good things about it. I wanted to do something about the lines around my eyes and above my top lip but I didn't want to resort to surgery. The lines on my face have definitely improved and I am really pleased with the results. My friends keep telling me that I look really healthy!
Anxiety: Before I came to Natalie for acupuncture, I suffered with anxiety the whole of my adult life. It affected every part of my life, even to the point where I had to stop driving because of it. After a few sessions, I noticed I felt much less anxious and stressed...now I hardly notice it at all. It has changed my life.
Fertility: I am convinced that coming to Natalie for acupuncture helped us conceive. We had had 3 failed IVF cycles and then I started coming to Natalie for acupuncture and reflexology before my 4th attempt and that was the one that worked! It helped enormously with my stress levels during pregnancy too.