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Acupuncture for the Missoula Woman's Health

While Western medicine considers the practice of women's health to be limited to not much beyond pregnancy and pap smears, Chinese medicine has two thousand years of history treating the intricacies, cycles, and complexities that make up the complete picture of health for women. At Inner Strength Acupuncture & Massage, we help women to balance their hormones and feel their best.

We provide natural and non-invasive treatments for:
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods and cramping)

  • Amenorrhea (absence of periods)

  • Irregular periods

  • Heavy bleeding or spotting

  • PMS

  • Endometriosis

  • Fibroids and cysts

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

  • Headaches & Migraines

  • Bloating and fatigue

  • Hormonal acne

  • Night sweats and hot flashes

Acupuncture has a normalizing effect on reproductive hormones, which helps to explain how acupuncture is incredibly effective at addressing a wide array of women's health issues through all phases of life.



Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a perfect example of how acupuncture is well suited to treat women

75% of women suffer from PMS symptoms like mood swings, irritability, depression, anxiety, bloating, breast tenderness, headaches, and loss of sleep. Sadly, most simply accept these irritating and often painful symptoms as "a fact of life," and try to ignore them, treat them with ineffective medications, or just "ride them out" month after month after month. This is where a visit to Inner Strength Acupuncture & Massage to learn more becomes necessary and beneficial (some might even say miraculous).


For instance, a recent study in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that acupuncture is remarkably helpful in alleviating menstrual cramps. Researchers concluded that "Compared with pharmacological treatment or herbal medicine, acupuncture was associated with a significant reduction in pain... as it stimulates the production of endorphins and serotonin in the central nervous system." Studies also show significant reduction - and in many cases complete cessation - of many other common PMS symptoms, as well.


Similarly, acupuncture can help your body with the transition of menopause


A natural biological process that occurs in all women, menopause signifies yet another stage in the complexity of women's cycles of growth. Western medicine treats address various symptoms of menopause, but fail to address the transition as a holistic process. Oriental medicine, including acupuncture, recognizes that these symptoms are indications of imbalances in the body, and focuses on adjusting and correcting them.


Acupuncture treats the body along with the mind, as a complete, thriving whole - and it works - and lets you be the woman you are, rather than a collection of signs and symptoms.

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