A non-invasive approach to women's health
The menstrual cycle, from puberty through menopause, is a continuous hormonal rhythm. Female health and fertility is intimately related to menstrual health. The term “yuejingbing” is the Chinese medicine term for cyclical disorders. Unlike western medical approaches to control or override the menstrual cycle via pharmaceutical and/or surgical interventions, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine aim to restore the hormonal rhythm and homeostasis.
Chinese medicine has treated women’s health for many centuries.
What Can Chinese Medicine Do For You?
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture and TCM in the treatment of over 43 common disorders, including gynecological disorders. Centuries of accumulated clinical experience validates the approach of varying, or staging treatment according to specific weeks of the menstrual cycle.
For example, in the treatment of PMS it is common to use acupuncture and/or herbs 2 weeks prior to the menses and stopped shortly after the start of the menstrual flow. Often two different herbal prescriptions are used depending upon the week of the cycle. A staging approach is also used to enhance ART fertility treatments and procedures. Morning sickness is commonly treated with acupuncture 1-3 times a week depending upon severity and whether vomiting is occurring. Menopausal hot flashes are best treated with a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines.