Gynecology & Obstetrics Acupuncture

Gynecology is the field of medicine that focuses on the female reproductive system. Obstetrics focuses on the treatment of women during pregnancy, labor, childbirth and postpartum. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been successfully used in these areas for millenia. For centuries, doctors practised, explored and consolidated knowledge of women's health concerns which evolved into the powerful healing modality it is today. 


Conditions such as endometriosis, fertility challenges, menopause, painful menstruation, PCOS, PMS, postpartum challenges and pregnancy-related conditions can deeply impact a woman's life. TCM provides health-based solutions without unwanted side effects. TCM can also greatly improve quality of life, reduce pain, often resolve ailments altogether, and can be applied in conjunction with allopathic medicine. For a more detailed list of conditions treatable by TCM, please see below. 

Gynecology

Women have an innate connection to natural cycles and throughout the various stages of life, women experience many changes which may manifest in the body, mind and spirit.  
TCM has been used safely and effectively for centuries to promote health and well-being and treat women's imbalances that lead to disease or discomfort. Since ancient times, menstrual blood has been referred to as 'tian gui' which translates to 'heavenly water'. Rather than calling it menopause, the waning of a woman's fertility is referred to as 'second spring', implying new beginnings. These poetic expressions reflect how TCM honours the sacredness of women's bodies and life cycles. 


Commonly treated conditions include:

Acne

Anxiety

Cervical dysplasia

Depression

Endometriosis

Fibrocystic breast disease

Fibromyalgia

Hormonal imbalances

Insomnia

Menopause, perimenopause & associated symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats & vaginal dryness 

Menstrual irregularities (inconsistent, light, heavy, painful, stoppage of menses)

Menstrual acne, bloating, bowel changes, breast tenderness, cramps, edema, food cravings, headaches and irritability

Ovarian cysts

Ovulatory disorders

PCOS

Pelvic floor disorders

PMS

Skin rejuvenation

Thyroid disorders

Urinary tract issues (incontinence, infections, prolapse)

Uterine fibroids

Vaginal discharge

Fertility Acupuncture

Research studies show that TCM can substantially increase conception. Acupuncture and herbal medicine strongly influence the endocrine and reproductive systems; therefore, they address many health concerns that can hinder fertility. 

Whether the intention is to boost fertility naturally or with the aid of fertility treatments (IVF, ART or IUI), acupuncture and herbal medicine can help:


Balance the endocrine system & hormones

Decrease side-effects of western medicines

Improve ovarian function & egg quality & quantity

Lower the chance of miscarriage

Mediate the release of neurotransmitters that affect reproductive hormones

Reduce stress by boosting the production of stress-inhibiting chemicals 

Stimulate blood flow to the uterus & reproductive organs, thereby increasing the chances of conception 

Strengthen immunity

Thicken the uterine lining to promote implantation

Pregnancy & Postpartum

TCM is a very safe and supportive way to help ease women through the various physical and emotional changes occurring each trimester. It also helps ensure a comfortable, healthy pregnancy and is very effective in addressing the deep changes women experience postpartum. 


Commonly treated pregnancy and postpartum conditions include:

Abdominal pain after childbirth

Anemia

Anxiety & depression

Breast feeding challenges

Breech & posterior positions

Cervical ripening

Constipation

Digestive irregularities

Edema

Fatigue & exhaustion

Frequent urination

Headaches & body aches

Heartburn

Hemorrhoids, varicose veins, vulvar varicosities

Hypertension in pregnancy

Induction

Insomnia

Mastitis

Miscarriage prevention

Muscle cramps

Nausea and vomiting

Pre-eclampsia

Sciatica

Threatened miscarriage

Urinary tract infections

Vaginal discharge and itching

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