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Dr. Reem Refae
Acupuncture and Women’s Health
LADAN Holistic Spa
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Acupuncture and Women’s Health

Acupuncture and Women’s Health

A holistic approach that helps women live balanced and empowered lives

Acupuncture is a noninvasive ancient Eastern Medicine practice that involves the strategic insertion of thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body. These points are located over various meridians, or pathways, that are much like a circulatory system of energy. At once simple and very complex, the stimulation of these points produces a natural response from the brain to release neurotransmitters and facilitate the body’s innate healing process. This technique has been used for over thousands of years to relieve pain, cure disease, and improve overall health.

The main theory behind this practice is the dualistic cosmic philosophy of Yin and Yang. Yin expresses our feminine energy: passive, dark, and represented by the Earth. Yang is an expression of our masculine energy: active, light and represented by the Heavens. The forces of Yin and Yang are interdependent on one another and oscillate within the human body as they do throughout the natural universe. When dis-ease arises, whether on the mental, physical, emotional or spiritual level, it is caused by a disharmony or imbalance of these two forces and the goal of acupuncture is to bring these energies back into balance and restore one’s health.

The driving force behind this natural order is known as Qi. In Eastern philosophy, Qi is translated as the vital life energy that makes, binds, and connects all things in the universe. This energy flows throughout the body and along the meridians that connect all acupuncture points. The acupuncture points act as reserves of Qi that can be accessed to help the body naturally heal and prevent dis-ease. Promoting smooth, unobstructed flow of Qi is essential in improving health and well-being.

Ways Acupuncture Can Support Women’s Health

Menstrual Issues

Acupuncture allows blood to flow more freely, helping to regulate cycles and alleviate pains associated with menstruation such as cramps, headaches, fatigue, and swelling. It can also help with conditions such as endometriosis, PMS, and other menstrual irregularities.

Menopause & Perimenopause

Eastern Medicine is proven very effective in treating the hormonal fluctuations that occur with menopause. From hot flashes and night sweats, to heart palpitations, anxiety and vaginal dryness, acupuncture offers a safe, noninvasive, and natural solution for women experiencing these symptoms.


Studies have shown that acupuncture treatments help promote relaxation, reduce stress, and direct blood flow to the reproductive organs by balancing the endocrine system and regulating the nervous system.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Acupuncture can help relieve morning sickness as well as low back and pelvic pain associated with pregnancy. Treatments are also effective when it comes to postpartum support such as increasing milk supply and treating postpartum depression.

Skin Rejuvenation

By generating a supply of fresh blood and oxygen to the face and entire body, acupuncture stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory systems and nourishes the skin from the inside out.

Sleep Disturbances

Research studies have shown that acupuncture is proficient in improving quality and duration of sleep.

Mental Health

Acupuncture treatments help with managing stress, lowering blood pressure, easing anxiety and panic attacks as well as feelings of depression. It can be just as effective as antidepressant medications without any of the side effects.

Pain Relief & Addiction Recovery

Clinical studies indicate that acupuncture has been helpful in reducing pain in those experiencing migraines, digestive issues, physical sprains and strains, TMJ, allergies and a plethora of other pain-related issues. It is also effective in treating the challenges of dependencies and cravings, helping to let go of addictive habits and behaviors.

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