The Importance of Gynaecology in Traditional Chinese Medicine
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), women’s menstrual health is not only a reflection of fertility but also a strong indicator of a women’s overall health. Since Qi energy and blood flow are some of the foundations of TCM, they are often a high priority in most treatments. Menstruation can have a significant influence on the qi and blood mechanics in women’s health, and can also be the cause of internal pathological illness.
TCM gynaecology addresses various aspects of women’s health. Focusing on menstruation issues such as dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, menorrhagia, PMS syndrome, as well as all stages of fertility such as pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and post-natal.
At Huatuo Clinic it is common for our patients to experience a combination of techniques during treatment based on their TCM diagnosis and needs. Moxibustion, acupuncture and herbal supplementation are usually the methods of choice. A combination of moxibustion and acupuncture is highly effective to get the brain and body to function cohesively in order to achieve results for the health concerns of the patient, such as pain relief and prevention for future cycles. Acupuncture and herbal formulas are given to boost the effects and help prolong the patients’ health in between treatments. However, all three of these approaches are essential in achieving hormonal regulation in the brain.
At Huatuo Clinic, our doctors are well versed and experienced in all Gynaecology concerns and can simultaneously address any other ailments and main complaints.
- Menopausal Symptoms
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are commonly used to treat menopause associated symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, irregular periods and loss of libido.
Dysmenorrhea is painful menstruation / period (Menstrual Cramps) that may happen before, during and after menstruation. The pain is mainly in the lower abdomen area and can radiates to the lower back or legs.
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of differing signs and symptoms linked to menstrual cycle, which typically occurs 1 to 2 weeks before the period (menstruation or monthly bleeding) starts.
- Postnatal Acupuncture Care
In China, a typical postnatal care last about 30 days, and it is believed to significantly beneficial to both mom and infant.
Postnatal care with acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can help improve many of the symptoms that arise following labour by restore Qi, Blood and Essences. This will not only speed up the recovery time but can also help the following conditions:
- Prenatal Acupuncture
Prenatal acupuncture has long been a common practice to support a healthy pregnancy, to prevent miscarriage and complicated delivery.