Women’s health

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers a natural approach to women’s health, with effective, individualised treatments that address not only the symptoms, but the underlying cause of a disorder, for holistic and longer lasting healing.

Acupuncture and TCM – particularly the use of Chinese Herbs – may assist in the management of the pain and other symptoms associated with common gynecological issues, including:

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids

According to the teachings of Traditional Chinese Medicine, menstrual issues such as pain and emotional lability are not considered ‘normal states’, but rather a reflection of imbalance in the body. By identifying and addressing the underlying root of the disharmony, Acupuncture and TCM may be helpful for menstrual issues such as:

  • Painful periods (dysmenorrhea)
  • Irregular periods
  • Heavy or light periods
  • Absence of periods
  • Pre-menstrual tension (PMT)

In much the same way that menstrual issues are not considered normal for a woman whose body is in balance, menopausal syndrome is considered an amplification of a woman’s preexisting disharmonies as she transitions into this phase of her life.  Acupuncture and TCM can assist in returning the body to balance, and may be helpful for Menopausal symptoms such as:

  • Hot flushes
  • Headaches
  • Irritability, teariness – emotional instability
  • Heavy bleeding, irregular bleeding or the absence of menses
  • Decreased libido
  • Increased weight gain
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Anxiety
  • Itchy skin