Uterine Health

Women's health, but more inclusive in Edmonton, AB

Uterine Health

Women's health, but more inclusive in Edmonton, AB

What is Uterine Health?

Uterine health is a huge topic that covered everything from puberty to fertility and pregnancy all the way to menopause. Dr. Melanie Morill Ac. at Accessible Acupuncture supports all types of uterine health concerns.

  • Painful Periods
  • Unpredictable Cycles
  • Endometriosis
  • PMS & PMDD
  • PCOS
  • Fibroids
  • Menopause and Hot Flashes
  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Breast and Pelvic Pain

These are a few of the uterine health concerns that are regularly treated at Accessible Acupuncture.

What is Uterine Health Acupuncture?

Acupuncture for your uterine health involves creating a treatment plan to regulate your hormones, support ovulation, as well as reduce stress and pain associated with your menstrual cycle.

Uterine health is often called women's health or gynecological health but we recognize that not everyone with a uterus is a woman. Tinclude everyone with a uterus, we use uterine health.

Menstruation can result in cramping pain in the lower abdomen, low back, glutes, and thighs, called Dysmenorrhea or cyclical mood changes, like Premenstrual Syndrome or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. Acupuncture increases circulation to your uterus lowering your PMS and PMDD. Your menstrual cycles shouldn't cause you pain and discomfort; we can help.

How can uterine health acupuncture improve your life?

Up to 90% of women experience cramping pain in the lower abdomen before or during menstruation, known as Primary Dysmenorrhea. This is caused by an increased production of endometrial prostaglandin, resulting in increased uterine tone, as well as stronger and more frequent uterine contractions.

Menstrual cramps are a common cause of absenteeism at work or school, as well as reduced quality of life. Acupuncture has been reported to alleviate your cramping pain (Primary Dysmenorrhea) in controlled trials:

"Acupuncture relieves pain and also regulates the motility of the uterus to facilitate menstrual discharge and further alleviate the pain."

Dr. Xiaorui Zhang, World Health Organization

In the same report, the WHO found that patients receiving acupuncture gained relief from symptoms of cyclical mood changes (Premenstrual Syndrome). Furthermore, they found evidence that acupuncture helps your body regulate your hormones:

"The data suggest that electric acupuncture with relative specificity of acupuncture points could influence some genetic expression in the brain, thereby normalizing the secretion of certain hormones, such as gonadotropin-releasing hormone, luteinizing hormone and estradiol."

Dr. Xiaorui Zhang, World Health Organization


Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is where a person has tension or anxiety, depressed mood, crying spells, mood swings and irritability or anger, appetite changes and food cravings, trouble falling asleep, social withdrawal, and other symptoms as a response to the drop in hormones just before the start of the period.

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) causes severe irritability, depression, or anxiety in the week or two before your period starts and resolves shortly after your period starts. PMDD is caused by the change in hormones after ovulation during the menstrual cycle.

PMDD and PMS have similar symptoms, but PMDD is considerably more severe, lasts much longer, and it has a larger impact on day-to-day life.

Acupuncture supports healthy hormone regulation which reduces or eliminates symptoms of PMS and PMDD.

Review from a Happy Patient

Lauren W
5 gold stars

I can't even put into words how grateful I am for Dr. Melanie. Prior to receiving acupuncture treatments from her, I had the most horrific PMDD symptoms and my hormonal imbalances were having a daily negative impact on my mental health. Now, my cycle and hormones are normal. I have the occasional tough day but all-in-all, I am doing worlds better. I can't recommend her enough.