WOMEN’S HEALTH AND TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
During a woman’s life there are many changes in her body. From adolescence to menopause there are many symptoms and problems that can occur. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbs have been used with great effect to treat many of these symptoms.
Traditional Chinese treatments can successfully reduce or alleviate problems such as:
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Premenstrual Tension
- Painful, heavy or irregular periods
- Menstrual cramps
- Absence of periods
- Hormonal disturbances
- Uterine fibroids
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Menopause & associated symptoms
- Prolapse of the uterus or bladder
Women of all ages can benefit from Traditional Chinese Treatments. For young women just beginning to menstruate, acupuncture can help relieve cramps and PMS. By making the menstrual cycle more comfortable and regular so that it does not interfere with normal activities such as school, sports, pastimes etc. A German study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2008 showed that the majority of women who undertook a course of acupuncture to alleviate menstrual cramps, discomfort and pain saw at least a 33% reduction in their pain level as compared to women who received no acupuncture treatment.
Chronic menstrual problems respond well to more long term care. Acupuncture combined with herbal medicine restrains heavy bleeding associated with fibroids and endometriosis and relieves pain.
Treatment length is normally over 3 cycles. Some conditions require regular ongoing treatments.
For women who are trying to become pregnant, acupuncture sometimes helps solve problems of infertility. A Danish study found that women receiving acupuncture had a significantly higher rate of pregnancy versus a control group who did not receive acupuncture. Acupuncture can help improve the following fertility risk factors:
- Elevated FSH
- Poor Womb Lining
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Prior IVF Failure
- Sexually transmitted diseases
During pregnancy there are many conditions that can effect the Mother. These can include
- Morning sickness
Acupuncture can help reduce the symptoms of these conditions.
It can also help with Breech Presentation.
After childbirth, acupuncture and herbal medicine are very useful in restoring and replenishing the new mother’s energy. It is effective with helping in treating
- Healing birth injuries,
- Perineal pain
- Repairing pelvic
- Ligament straiN
- Lower back pain
Acupuncture and herbs can also help women suffering from post natal depression.
For women in menopause, acupuncture and herbal medicine has long been shown to be a gentle and effective treatment to deal with the symptoms that appear around the time of the menopause. Studies have shown that traditional Chinese medicine treatments can help reduce and in some cases eliminate hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and anxiety.
To find out more and book an appointment call Helen at 021-2428143 or 083-1305106