Private Suffering: Female Pelvic Pain
Too many women suffer silently with chronic pelvic pain because it is private pain. Women may be embarrassed about where their pain is located and this pain can cause sexual problems and discomfort. Some may have been told by their doctor that the pain is all in their head.
Don’t despair. Juliette Aiyana, L.Ac. acknowledges that your pain is real, unbearable and that it causes you anxiety and feelings of isolation. She understands you from clinical experince treating women with pelvic pain since 2001, and from personal experience with it after the birth of her son in 2008. She can help you eliminate the pain and anxiety or significantly reduce the pain so that can you get on with your life. Juliette Aiyana is a professional member of the International Pelvic Pain Society.
Pelvic Pain Treatment Includes
- Individualized Treatment & Discreet Attention for Women
- Customized Chinese Herbal Blends
- Topical Ointments, Lotions, Washes
- Nutritional Support, Information, & Education
- Stress/Anxiety Reduction Support
What Types of Pelvic Pain Are Helped With Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine?
- Menstrual Pain
- Uterine Fibroids
- Ovarian and Dermoid Cysts
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Pudendal Neuralgia/Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
- Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
- Childbirth Trauma/Anxiety
- C-Section Scar Adhesions
- Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
- Neurogenic Bladder Pain
- Painful Bladder Syndrome (PPS)
- Prolapse of Uterus or Bladder
- Bladder Control Problems
- Bartholin’s Gland Cyst
- And More..
How Long Does It Take To Feel Relief?
It depends on the severity of the condition. Some women feel instant relief but the pain might come back to some degree or at the same level it once was until one to two full courses of treatment are completed.
Recovery also depends on how often the patient can commit to treatments, self-care and levels of physical and emotional stress in life.
Significant relief from anxiety and depression due to living with chronic pain takes about two weeks or two to four treatments.
How Often Do I Need Acupuncture Treatments For Pelvic Pain?
In the first two months I recommend two weekly acupuncture treatments.
In the third month on I usually recommend once weekly acupuncture.
How Do Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs Help Relieve Female Pelvic Pain?
There is a saying in Chinese medicine, “Where there is pain, there is no free flow. Where there is free flow, there is no pain.” Acupuncture and Chinese herbs help to free the flow of qi/energy and blood. They activates your body’s innate healing ability.
Acupuncture releases serotonin, endorphins and enkephalins which are pain blocking, happy making hormones. Acupuncture reduces the stress hormone cortisol which causes anxiety. Acupuncture also boosts energy and mood.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs help stop pain, regulate the menstruation, help you to sleep deeply, reduce anxiety and mild to moderate depression, reduce or eliminate masses/growths and more.
Where Are Needles Placed For A Female Pelvic Pain Acupuncture Treatment?
Needles are commonly placed in the hands, feet and limbs and sometimes in the back or abdomen to free the flow of qi/energy to stop the pain.
If your pain is inside the vagina or outside on the vulva or clitoris needles will never be placed “down there”. Points chosen away from the painful areas, will direct the energy and alleviate pain. There are hundreds of other points on the body to use.
Will Acupuncture Allow Me To Reduce Or Stop Taking Pain and Anxiety Medication For Pelvic Pain?
In many cases, yes. It takes time to titrate (slowly lower) the dose with the cooperation of your pain management doctor. Juliette Aiyana suggests receiving at least six acupuncture treatments within three to four weeks before reducing the medications.