Is Your Period Giving You A Headache?

Having your period can be such a headache! Many women suffer from chronic headaches, associated with their menstrual cycle. The headache can be recurring at ovulation time, pre-menstruation, during menstruation or even post-menstruation. Because many women want to avoid taking pain medication when trying to conceive, those who suffer from menstrual-related headaches are at a loss- especially when the headache pain can be quite debilitating.  So I often get asked, ‘what are some other options?’

Well, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers a safe approach to such issues when trying to conceive. Studies have shown that TCM is very effective in the treatment of gynecological issues as well as headaches. Given your practitioner is properly trained, acupuncture and herbs are safe during pregnancy, so there are no concerns if you are trying to conceive- it can actually help to support conception!

These symptoms indicate that there is an imbalance in the body, and this imbalance could also be contributing to your troubles conceiving. So not only can TCM help with pain relief, but it also addresses the overall underlying pattern of imbalance, which is also beneficial to your fertility.

Here is one Acubalance patient’s story about how she was able to overcome her headaches and also conceive her son as well.

Dr. Alda Ngo

Alda Ngo