Whether you have short period cycles, spotting, recurrent misscarriage or perimenopause issues, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can regulate your hormones. Acupuncture has a role in managing hormonal imbalances, particularly low progesterone levels in women. In this blog, we’ll delve into how acupuncture influences progesterone levels and its potential benefits for those struggling with hormonal issues.

Understanding Progesterone

Progesterone, which is produced by the ovaries, has a crucial role in regulating the menstrual cycle, supporting pregnancy, and maintaining reproductive health. When progesterone levels dip too low, it can lead to irregular menstrual cycles, fertility problems, mood swings and other symptoms. So what can we do to help regulate progesterone levels naturally?

How Acupuncture Works

By the insertion of tiny needles into the skin, a feedback is sent to the brain which releases neurotransmittors into the body such as serotonin and dopamine. These biochemical changes stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself, unblock energy flow and restore balance. By targeting specific points,  acupuncture address the underlying imbalances specific to you that may be contributing to hormonal disruptions.

Impact on Hormonal Balance

Research shows that acupuncture has an influence on hormonal balance by regulating the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian (HPO) axis, a complex system involved in regulating reproductive processes. Studies have shown that acupuncture can regulate the secretion of key hormones such as GnRH, FSH, and LH, critical for ovulation and progesterone production. By targeting strategic acupuncture points, we can awaken your ovaries, bolster progesterone levels and steer your hormones back on course.

Clinical Evidence and Benefits

There’s a wealth of promising evidence supporting acupuncture’s role in hormonal regulation. Many of our clients have reported improvements in menstrual regularity, fertility, and overall well-being following acupuncture sessions. In addition, Acupuncture’s ability to reduce stress can also indirectly support progesterone levels, offering a holistic approach to hormonal health.

Other studies have shown:

  1. Improved Menstrual Regularity: Acupuncture has been shown to regulate menstrual cycles and promote ovulation, which may be beneficial for women with irregular periods or anovulatory cycles associated with low progesterone levels.
  2. Enhanced Fertility: By promoting ovarian function and improving hormonal balance, acupuncture may increase the chances of conception for women struggling with infertility related to hormonal imbalances.
  3. Stress Reduction: Chronic stress can disrupt the HPO axis and contribute to hormonal imbalances. Acupuncture’s stress-relieving effects may indirectly support progesterone production by mitigating stress-related disruptions to the menstrual cycle.
  4. Support for Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART): Acupuncture is commonly used alongside fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI) to enhance their effectiveness and reduce side effects. Timed acupuncture sessions may optimize hormone levels and improve the success rates of ART procedures.

And so, If you’re struggling with low progesterone levels or hormonal imbalances, acupuncture can offer you a gentle yet potent solution. I am here to guide you every step of the way, so why not embark on your path to hormonal harmony today?

You can call 087 900 2307  for a free 15 minute call to see how we can work together.

Eva