Acupuncture for Women's Health

North Shore Acupuncture and Natural Medicine - Acupuncture Clinic in Beverly, MA

Specializing in Acupuncture for Women's Health

At North Shore Acupuncture and Natural Medicine, we use acupuncture to treat conditions that effect women's health such as: back pain, headaches, menstrual cycle irregularities, hot flashes, menstrual cramps and more!

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine which has been used for over 3,000 years to successfully treat and relieve pain and other medical conditions. Acupuncture uses hair-thin acupuncture needles to stimulate acupuncture points. At North Shore Acupuncture and Natural Medicine, Allison Camire, a licensed acupuncturist, discovered acupuncture when conventional medicine couldn't offer her any help for her painful and debilitating menstrual cramps and menstrual cycle. After receiving acupuncture for 2-3 times weekly for a few months Allison's pain was completely resolved. Acupuncture worked to completely reduce her pain and discomforts associated with her menstrual cycle, and she experienced no side effects! After experiencing complete relief from her pain, Allison knew that she wanted to become a licensed acupuncturist so she could help restore health and harmony to those who conventional medicine could not. At this "point" your probably wondering how does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture Works:

As previously discussed, acupuncture uses hair-thin acupuncture needles to stimulate acupuncture points. When these points are stimulated studies have shown that acupuncture releases chemicals into the nervous system and into the bloodstream. The release of chemicals changes the experience of pain and disharmony. This experience triggers the release of other substances that influence the body's innate ability to heal. Brain scans show that acupuncture normalizes the signals that reach your limbic system, which is the system that controls the "fight or flight" response. Almost every patient we see is transformed from being on edge to calm, relaxed and zen-like. And the reason is acupuncture works to reset the central nervous system, and once reset, the body can restore to homeostasis or normal functioning. Restoring the body to homeostasis allows the individual to restore their internal and external health and harmony. Acupuncture works to support women's health in following ways!

  1. Menstrual issues: Acupuncture supports blood flow. When blood is flowing freely, benefits to the menstrual cycle are seen such as, regulated menstrual cycles, alleviated/reduction of cramps, reduction of headaches and other pains within the body.

  2. Menopause and perimenopause: Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are a wonderful addition to women's health care. Symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, insomnia, vaginal dryness, and anger are reduced! Acupuncture offers a safe, effective, and natural solution in management of menopause and perimenopause conditions.

  3. Fertility/Infertility: Acupuncture works to normalize menstrual cycles by supporting blood flow. When blood is flowing freely and properly to reproductive organs, fertility is typically restored.

  4. Pregnancy and Postpatrum: There are tremendous benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy. Acupuncture benefits both the mother and baby, and has the ability to support overall development of the baby during pregnancy. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been shown to reduce side effects of pregnancy such as morning sickness, breast tenderness and fatigue. Additionally, there are acupuncture points to induce labor, turn a breech baby, resolve low back pain, and assist in development of the baby during all three trimesters.

  5. Endometriosis: Painful periods (dysmenorrhea), pain with bowel movements or urination, excessive bleeding, infertility, fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, bloating and nausea are common signs and symptoms of endometriosis. Fortunately, these symptoms are easily treatable through a course of acupuncture treatments.

  6. Insomnia: Women have a greater risk of suffering from insomnia. Fortunately, studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment for improving sleep and sleep quality! Acupuncture improves sleep by lessening stress and anxiety. Decreasing stress and anxiety causes an increase in melatonin. Increases in melatonin, induces the onset of sleep and reduces sleep disruptions. Better quality of sleep allows your body to recover from the events from the previous day.

  7. Stress and anxiety: Most people suffer from stress and anxiety to a degree. Regardless of your level, acupuncture will reduce your stress and anxiety, improving your overall quality of life. The health benefits of acupuncture can go far beyond the basic manifestations of the stress response. Acupuncture can reduce blood pressure, chest pain, palpitations, fatigue, grinding teeth, heartburn, anger management, bi-polar, eating disorders, and lyme disease to name a few!

North Shore Acupuncture and Natural Medicine is a Woman-Led acupuncture clinic in Beverly, MA. Specializing in acupuncture for fertility, women’s health, mental health, digestion, musculoskeletal & pain conditions, and pediatric acupuncture. Our acupuncture clinic offers a diverse selection of safe and effective acupuncture treatments incorporating Integrative and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Today make the choice to improve, maintain or enhance your health! Enjoy a life full of joy, health and happiness.