Women’s Health topics can be connected like an arch of life.
Each segment comes with its own characteristics and challenges:
Specific time in life:
Examples of Western diseases:
Onset of Period
Endometriosis, PCOS, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, PMS, cysts, ..
Infertility (male and female), miscarriages, IVF, ..
Pregnancy & Birth
Morning sickness, breech, inducing labor, milk, exhaustion, depression, ..
Hot flushes, sweating, irritability, hair loss, weight gain, ..
Hot flushes, osteoporosis, weight gain, ..
The codeword in Chinese medicine (CM) is BALANCE. If your body is out of equilibrium, you will develop warning signs, and at some stage, symptoms.
With the aim of balance at its core, treatment principles become very straightforward:
Move where there is stagnation
Cool where there is Heat (and vice versa)
Tonify where there is deficiency
Calm where there is agitation
As the imbalance clears, typically the symptoms will ease and slowly disappear.
Your practitioner will have a closer look at the sum of your individual symptoms, interpret them according to CM principles and choose distinct acupuncture points and/ or Chinese medicinal herbs to address these symptoms.
So, for example, pain that gets better with movement will be treated differently than pain that gets better with rest. Sharp pain is different from dull pain and so on.
When you come to your appointment, we will
Discuss your specific presentation
Have a quick look at tongue and pulse, the two main CM diagnostic tools
Agree on a treatment plan (i.e. acupuncture, herbs, moxa, cupping)