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.
Regulating the menstrual cycle and balancing hormone levels can assist 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).
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. 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 are ways in which you can optimise your fertility naturally.
Because it addresses the individual person and their particular pattern of symptoms, Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may assist your health in many ways, even in complex or chronic situations.