Supporting Womens Health with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

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I really enjoy helping women feel healthy. It seems a strange statement to make but I meet so many women who suffer unnecessarily with painful or irregular cycles that can make them feel so miserable, to the point that they don't like all the things that make them women!

Acupuncture and herbal medicine offer a gentle and natural treatment option that help to can re-balance a women's cycle so that menarche to menopause becomes a smooth and enjoyable experience.

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Women's Health

Balancing your cycle

A healthy menstrual cycle is very important in Chinese Medicine. Your monthly cycle should have a natural rhythm reflecting the flow of yin and yang; yin represents the follicular phase when the new follicle develops and blood builds inside your uterus getting ready to transform into yang at ovulation when the egg is released and your body either gets warm and ready to welcome new life or prepares to bleed and start the cycle over again.

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)
  • PMS
  • Endometriosis and adenomyosis
  • Polycycstic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Fibroids
  • 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 health.

Helpful Links

If you want to find out more about how Chinese Medicine can help you, please get in touch to discuss treatment options and appointment availability. In the meantime, here are a few links you may find useful: