Women’s health

A woman’s body goes through many cycles in her lifetime. From the onset of puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, with many years of menstruation in between, a woman’s body is in a constant state of change. Acupuncture and TCM work to restore balance and overall vitality to women along any stage of their reproductive and hormonal journey.

Acupuncture and other TCM techniques have been used for thousands of years with excellent results to balance your hormonal system and regulate the menses.
Your reproductive system influences and is influenced by other aspects of your physiology. This is why your menstrual cycle is affected by changes in your general health and your emotional health. Your reproductive system is also vulnerable to harmful factors including stress and environmental factors. When your energy (Qi, pronounced “chee”) is freely flowing, then your body is able to function in a healthy way. TCM uses a “whole body” approach to health. While focusing on the particular imbalances in your system, which are the causes of your symptoms, your general health is improved. Recent studies show that acupuncture is very useful and effective treatment for women’s health.

Not only can this medicine help regulate endocrine function and heal the body from physical and emotional concerns, but it has little side effects associated with it. Practioners of Chinese Medicine pride ourselves in the effective care of the unique needs of women.

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can help treat:

  • Menstrual disorders
  • Delayed menstruation
  • Early menstruation
  • Lack of menstruation
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Hormonal Headaches
  • Endometriosis
  • Lower abdominal masses
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Breast Disorders
  • Perimenopause
  • Menopause
  • Pregnancy Conditions
  • Fertility Issues

Chinese medicine, in conjunction with proper diet, exercise, and healthy lifestyle choices, offers a credible alternative to a Western approach. In Western medicine, dysmenorrhea is treated with temporary painkillers and birth control pills; endometriosis with surgery and hormone therapy. Chinese medicine is lower cost, noninvasive, and has no side effects when properly practiced by anAcupuncturist. TCM offers a safer and more natural approach to these issues, as well as other gynecological health matters. And since Chinese medicine and acupuncture work by restoring balance to the entire body-mind, not only is your main complaint resolved, your whole sense of health and well-being is improved.

Acupuncture provides very effective treatment for Women’s Health Issues.
If you are one of the many women who are not getting effective relief with drugs or hormones, or if you prefer a safer and natural treatment direction, Acupuncture and TCM may be a more appropriate therapy for you. Carolyn has completed extensive training and has gained great experience in using Chinese Medicine to help correct Womens Health disorders. She works closely with various GPs and Ob/Gyn doctors in the Victoria area to ensure the best approach for her patient.

Research links

Chines herbal medicine for dysmenorrhea

Acupuncture effective in treating polycystic ovary system

Acupuncture effective for hot flashes

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