Chinese Medicine and Women’s health & hormones
Women’s health & hormones
Chinese medicine has been treating female health concerns for thousands of years, using acupuncture and herbal medicine, among other therapies. Evidence built up over that time has proven that Chinese medicine can play a significant role in correcting hormonal imbalances and treating infertility and gynaecological issues. The menstrual cycle is a great indicator of how a woman’s body is functioning, and can therefore reflect the health of her reproductive organs, hormonal levels and overall wellbeing.
Gynaecological conditions successfully treated using Chinese medicine include:
- hormone imbalances
- thyroid issues
- digestive complaints
- Pre-menstrual tension
- Painful periods
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Vaginal infection and discharge
Women have different health needs that change through different phases of their hormonal life. A woman experiences significant phases of hormonal change from adolescence, through pregnancy and motherhood and into menopause and older age. these changes not only affect her menstrual cycle, but her general health.
Teenagers Teenagers tend to experience complaints such as digestive issues, period pain, irregular cycles, amenorrhea, skin problems, weight or mood changes and side effects of the contraceptive pill.
Young Women Women in their twenties and thirties tend to need help balancing their hormones. They are headed towards their reproductive years and are often looking to prepare for conception and looking at ways to optimise fertility and prepare for a healthy pregnancy. They may be dealing with PCOS, Endometriosis, Fibroids or irregular cycles.
Older Women As women age they encounter other issues such as menopause, weight gain, insomnia, anxiety, arthritis or osteoporosis. Through all these years, we have used both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to successfully help many women from many of these gynaecological conditions listed above.