Women’s health

Painful, irregular, heavy or scanty periods, perimenopausal and hormonal imbalances, headaches and migraines are experienced by many women at overwhelming rates. Women often experience a range of symptoms that can severely impact on quality of life.

Acumend understands the stresses that may affect female health, including work, family or societal pressures. Alongside external clinical care, we work closely with you to understand detailed individual medical histories.

Let’s get to the root causes of your symptoms.
Information

Menopause

Menopause is a natural part of most women’s lives. It signals the permanent completion of menstruation (periods) and the end of a woman’s ability to reproduce.

Menopause commonly occurs between the ages of 48 to 55 years and the transition usually lasts between 6 and 12 months.

Many women experience very mild or no symptoms at all during this time, while others experience a range of symptoms, including but not limited to:

  • Hot flushes or redness cheeks day and/or night
  • Excessive sweating
  • Insomnia and dream-disturbed sleep
  • Thirst and dry mouth
  • Frequent urination during day or night
  • Anxiety, restlessness, irritability, depression
  • Swollen lower legs, ankles, feet
  • Tiredness and headaches
  • Lower backache
  • Constipation

 

Period pain

While it is common to experience some aches or discomfort during menstruation, the pain should not be disrupting or debilitating.

Acumend offers treatment programs and support to assist with promoting a healthy regular menstrual cycle with a reduction of symptoms.

Period pain can be caused by certain reproductive disorders, such as endometriosis or fibroids. Endometriosis is the most common cause of secondary dysmenorrhoea. 

In primary dysmenorrhoea, it is thought that the muscles of the uterus (womb) squeeze and contract harder than normal to dislodge the thickened lining (endometrium), causing pain. Both can be debilitating, impacting a menstruating women’s quality of life. 

Two types of pain are commonly associated with periods — primary and secondary. Primary pain causes common symptoms such as cramping caused by no underlying condition. Secondary pain is caused by underlying conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease which can cause an array of symptoms, including cramps, pain, inflammation, tiredness, and nausea.

Acumend gains an understanding of what is required in your initial appointment to determine a management plan to promote a healthier menstrual cycle.

Note: If you are experiencing severe period pains, it is important that you advise your GP as this may signal a serious medical problem.

Initial consult
$120

Up to 90 minutes
per session

Consecutive
$100
1-hour session

Herbal formula
Extra cost
All other TCM recommendations and Acumend information sheets are included in the consult.

Private health rebates may apply.

Pregnancy

Acupuncture is a  safe strategy to support the wellbeing of parents-to-be in a calming and relaxed environment. 

 Whether you are attempting to conceive or want support throughout your pregnancy journey, we offer sessions informed by Traditional Chinese Medicine and backed by research to support you and your family holistically (1).

Herbal formula may be recommended as a complementary medicine to help support people during their conception journey.

Initial consult
$120

Up to 90 minutes

per session

Consecutive
$100
1-hour session

Herbal formula
Extra cost

All other recommendations and information sheets are included in the consult charge.

Private health rebates may apply

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