The female body is unique because it is in a continuous cycle of physiological change triggered by hormonal shifts. The natural cycle of your body is an important contributor to your overall health, well-being, and flow of Qi.

Menstruation should be a predictable, uneventful time. For many women the time of menstruation is a painful and often exhausting experience. Body In Balance Practitioners
treat imbalances of the reproductive system and help to reduce symptoms associated with menstruation.

Specific acupuncture treatments performed during each phase of the menstrual cycle can directly stimulate hormonal secretions from the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal and ovaries to regulate hormonal imbalances and restore the natural cycle of your body.

Acupuncture can help women who suffer from common alignments related directly to hormonal imbalances including:
  • female cycle regulation
  • PMS related symptoms
  • low libido
  • menstrual cramps
  • mood changes associated with menses
  • heavy menstrual flow
  • scant or absent menstrual flow
  • changes to menses following childbirth
TCM breaks the female cycle down into 4 phases:


  • Acupuncture treatments during this phase focus on moving the blood and ensuring the uterine lining is fully shed in order to reduce cramping, clotting and other common symptoms of menstruation.


  • Acupuncture improves blood flow to the uterus and ovaries and as a result assists the thickening of the endometrial lining and increase of cervical mucous.


  • Acupuncture during the ovulatory phase assists the release of the ovum.


  • Acupuncture treatments during this phase focus on assisting implantation.

When should I start my treatment?

Acupuncture can commence at any stage within your natural cycle. The goal is to restore rhythm and assist with creating a natural hormonal balance.