In Chinese Medicine, gynaecological issues are viewed within the framework of the whole body’s functioning. A regular, harmonious menstrual cycle reflects a woman’s overall health – ideally periods should be painless, free of the bloating, mood swings and other symptoms that many women endure monthly.
A course of acupuncture and herbal medicine can help to regulate the menstrual cycle and balance hormone levels, reduce stress and restore health and vitality. Chinese medicine provides effective treatment for a wide range of women’s issues from period pain, PMS, hormonal acne or migraines, and menopausal symptoms, to Western-diagnosed conditions including fibroids, endometriosis, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can also help your fertility by regulating the menstrual cycle and preparing the endometrial lining of the uterus (important for implantation and nourishment of the fetus), promoting ovulation and egg quality, balancing fertility hormones, and reducing stress.Being in good health before conception results in a healthier pregnancy and healthy baby, and so spending a few months preparing your body is recommended.
Treatment is often continued in early pregnancy to support and maintain maternal and fetal wellbeing, and acupuncture is also used for pre-birth preparation. Because it treats the individual person and their particular pattern of symptoms, Chinese medicine is also able to help in many cases where the diagnosis is “unexplained infertility”.