Because Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can assist in the treatment of gynaecological problems and many other women’s health issues, a lot of women are now turning to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
TCM is a particularly effective treatment for young women. Debilitating symptoms such as period pain, bloating and mood swings can be treated very effectively with acupuncture and herbal medicine. Chinese medicine can also help more serious disorders such as endometriosis or polycystic fibrosis.
It is quite common to rely on the pill as a form of treatment for these types of disorders rather than using it as a form of contraception. Using the pill will certainly help mask the unpleasant symptoms but not treat the underlying cause of hormonal imbalances. TCM will address issues such as endometriosis with acupuncture
and herbal medicine and prevent future occurrences.
TCM can assist both the female and male reproductive system. Providing there is no serious structural problem or pathology preventing conception from occurring such as fallopian tube obstruction or viral infections, TCM is an effective tool for fertility issues.
Infertility can be caused by hormonal imbalances which may stem from emotional issues, physical strain or excessive stress. As the reproductive system is not essential for every day survival, it is often one of the areas that the body will sacrifice when under stress or if someone is generally run down. This can impact on either men or women and can prevent conception from occurring. TCM treatment combining
acupuncture and herbal medicine will enhance the conception process
and encourage a healthy foetus to develop.
Invitro fertilisation (IVF) is increasingly being used to assist couples achieving pregnancy. TCM, in particular acupuncture treatments, has statistically shown to increase the likelyhood of a successful transfer and sustaining a healthy pregnancy.
Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) provides a safe and therapeutic health system to assist a mother and baby through pregnancy.
Treatment in the very initial stage of pregnancy can strengthen the uterus and help provide a viable environment for a developing foetus. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can be taken safely during pregnancy to help prevent a miscarriage.
Throughout pregnancy, women can experience unpleasant symptoms such as: morning sickness, cold and flu, sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome. Western medicine treatment
or medications are often inappropriate to use due to the
pregnancy. TCM can provide safe and effective treatment.
Acupuncture is used to help induct labor if it is delayed or does not seem to progress. Often this can be caused by an energy blockage not allowing the downward movement of the baby. The acupuncture is a painless treatment that is often accompanied with massage to help the mother relax and promote blood flow to the pelvic region. The treatment can be carried out prior to the due time as a preparatory treatment or anytime if the baby is overdue.
Menopause represents a change in female physiological processes. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), as menopause begins the kidney Qi begins to drain. Kidney Qi represents the essence of a person or their constitutional health. Qi is responsible for the development of a person and the health and vitality of the organ system. This process can result in symptoms such as fatigue, night sweats and irritability; stress will increase these symptoms.
TCM will nourish the kidneys and liver through the use of herbal medicine and acupuncture. Results depend on the individual case, but substantial relief can often be achieved quite quickly.