For many women, their cycle can be a little out of balance causing irregularity or pain. By looking really closely at your menstrual cycle; how long it is, how regular and predictable, the quality of the menstrual blood, any pain and other symptoms such as PMS or headaches, we can get a really good picture of what's going on and how best to rebalance and restore health. Here are some of the common issues Chinese medicine can help with:
- Irregular cycles, cycles that are 'too long' or 'too short'
- Painful periods (dysmenorrhea)
- Heavy periods (metorrhagia)
- No periods (Amenorrhea)
- Endometriosis and adenomyosis
- Polycycstic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Recurrent Infections, gynaecological pain
Once we have a good understanding of how your body is working and what imbalances are presenting, we can put together a treatment plan using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to help restore harmony. Sometimes the body needs more nourishment so we will focus on strengthening the qi and blood to make sure there is enough to support a healthy menstrual cycle and enable that transforming from yin to yang to happen smoothly. Sometimes there are blockages affecting the qi and blood that can cause pain and we will need to resolve these blocks so let your cycle flow smoothly and pain-free. There is often a mix of blockages and deficiencies and they can affect your menstrual cycle as well as your general health. Using acupuncture and herbs we can clear these blocks, support the underlying deficiency and allow the body to return to return to health.
Chinese medicine aims to gently rebalance the natural cycle by treating the source of any imbalance so women can enjoy a healthy monthly period and improve their overall health.
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