Oriental Medicine Provides a Natural Means of Treating Woman’s Medical Conditions
✓ 100% Natural
✓ Does Not Involve Hormones
✓ Does Not Involve Pharmaceuticals
✓ Emotional Tension Relief
✓ Insomnia Relief
Acupuncture & Natural Solutions for Gynecological Conditions
Oriental medicine has a long history of addressing and treating medical conditions that affect women. Sanyinjiao, an acupuncture point located on the lower leg, serves many functions in regards to gynecological problems. The number of issues it can help with is extensive.
The following is an abbreviated list:
Plus, it can provide relief from emotional tension and insomnia--both things that may result when contending with the stress of illness or disease. A practitioner of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine may also reference some of the good advice from Simiao, someone who wrote extensively on diet, massage, lifestyle suggestions and other adjunct therapies. If a woman is pregnant in her first or third trimester, or has her menses, it is wise to relax as much as possible and avoid strong emotions. Refrain from, or keep intimacy to a minimum, and eat a simple, easily digestible diet.
Although the treatment varies, we have had success with a wide variety of woman’s issues, including:
Irregular Menstrual Flow
Dysmenorrhea or painful menstruation occurs before, during, and after a woman's menstruation. The cramping can occurs mainly in the lower abdomen, but can also be experienced in the lower back and even down the legs. Pain symptoms vary from woman to woman but normally present as throbbing, sharp pain that often come and go or a constant, dull pain. Often, in severe cases, there is nausea and vomiting, sometimes lightheadedness.
From a Western medicine perspective, the menstrual cramping is caused by high levels of prostaglandin hormones produced by the uterus triggering abnormal muscle contractions that cut off blood flow in areas of the uterus. The condition is categorized into the following two types:
Primary dysmenorrhea: begins from adolescence, can last through early adulthood, and is related to hormonal imbalances that cause excessive uterine contractions.
Secondary dysmenorrhea: commonly occurs in women who are in their thirties and forties and is often accompanied by conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, myomas (benign tumors), and fibroids.
Contraceptive pills are the standard treatment for hormonal imbalances that are accompanied by irregular periods. If no specific condition is diagnosed as the cause of the dysmenorrhea, then analgesics are usually prescribed.
Chinese medicine does not treat Western medicine conditions--including "dysmenorrhea." Instead the Chinese medicine practitioner takes a naturalistic approach by organizing patient signs and symptoms into basic patterns of imbalance, after conducting an extensive intake. Usually there are multiple patterns of imbalance involved in a patient's health presentation.
Common Patterns in Traditional Chinese Medicine for Dysmenorrrhea
Dark-red menses with clots, pain worse with pressure, beginning before or at the first day or two of the period and during period (Qi Stagnation and Blood Stasis).
Scanty menses, dull pain better with pressure occurring during or after the period (Qi and Blood Deficiency).
Thin, scanty menses, lower abdominal pain (Liver and Kidney-Yin Deficiency).
Pale, scanty menses, pain during or after period and better with heat (Cold in the Uterus from Yang Deficiency).
Strong-smelling, yellow or bright-red menses, pelvic inflammation, possibly burning pain during period (Low Abdominal Damp-Heat).
Dark, scanty menses, low back pain, pain before or during period, relieved with heat but worse with pressure (Uterine Damp-Cold).
TCM-style acupuncture treatments usually include nutrition, other lifestyle modifications, and, perhaps, Chinese herbs.
No matter whether you are in your youth battling menstrual problems, trying to get pregnant or dealing with hot flashes in your menopausal years, contact us at Marino Clinic today to discover what we can do for you.