Our aim is to explain the common issues relating to female health (women’s health) in a simple and easy to understand way. We are presenting this as an informational source for the lay people. We believe that the better informed you are, the better you will be able to cope with your health problems. Here we will discuss alternative options and natural treatments for the female health from those of Chinese medicine perspective.
Chinese medicine uses several therapies to address imbalances.
The main therapies we use are:
- Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Gua Sha
- Tui Na
- Dietary Therapy
Here are some common female health issues that Chinese medicine is used to treat.
- Dysmenorrhea – menstruation need not be painful
- Amenorrhoea – in Chinese Medicine
- Menopause – is not a disease
- Breast Health
- Hormone Imbalances – the main causes
- Hormone Testing – our bodies aren’t what they used to be!
At our clinic, we tailor all our treatments to the individual as different individuals react differently to their treatment.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used to correct female’s health for thousands of years. Its treatment is safe, with very little to no side effects, and is relatively inexpensive for a wide variety of disorders.
Chinese herbal therapy is another effective treatment for a wide range of female health conditions. It is safe to take during pregnancy and lactation. Chinese herbal medicine is based on a rich body of knowledge developed over thousands of years of clinical practice, and more recently, clinical laboratory research. It also assists with general health maintenance, wellbeing and disease prevention by enhancing normal body functions and strengthening the immune system.
Chinese medicine may be used instead of or in conjunction with Western medicine for the successful treatment of menstrual problems, menopausal discomforts, infertility, and other female health issues.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the most important organs that regulate blood and menstruation are the liver, spleen, and kidneys; and the key fundamental substances are qi and blood. The liver “stores the blood,” and is responsible for maintaining a smooth and even flow of blood, qi, and emotions through the body. Emotions such as anger, irritation, resentment, and anxiety can lead to stagnation of liver qi, which in turn can lead to blood stasis (especially in the lower body). A main function of the spleen is to produce qi and blood. If the spleen is weak, there will eventually be a deficiency of qi and/or blood, so there will not be enough blood for normal menstruation, or enough qi to regulate normal cycles. Also, if the spleen is too weak, it can lead to a condition of dampness in the body, and phlegm-damp can obstruct the uterus. The kidneys are the organ responsible for conception, reproduction, and aging over time. Kidney-essence is the ultimate origin of menstrual blood.
There are many advantages to the use of Chinese medicine for a variety of women’s health complaints, such as:
- Chinese medicine is one of the most holistic medical systems available today
- Chinese medicine has individualized diagnostic and treatment techniques
- Chinese medicine has no side effects
- Chinese medicine’s emphasis is on prevention
- Chinese medicine has a long history of successful treatment for gynaecological disorders and fertility problems
Gynaecological imbalances in general is an area in which Chinese medicine shines. The earliest record of a Chinese medicine gynaecological text is dated at around 5th century BC.