Acupuncture for Women's Health & Natural Fertility
Despite our many similarities, women’s physiology is in a number of ways distinct to men’s physiology. Not only is there the added feature of menstrual cycles and hormonal fluctuations, they are also frequently accompanied by other symptoms such as mood swings, migraines, fatigue, digestive issues and others. Women have their unique cyclical patterns, which constantly changes with their ever-changing life stresses and environments.
The good news is – the Chinese Medicine approach to women’s health tries to keep pace and account for these ongoing life changes. It aims to bring the woman’s body back to her unique constitutional balance.
Chinese Medicine views the human body within the concepts of Yin and Yang, Blood and Qi. From here stems a distinct set of physiological terminology and diagnostic patterns that complements modern biomedical physiology.
Conventional biomedicine will look at hormonal ranges and figures, as well as other internal markers to obtain a diagnosis. In the Chinese Medicine model, imbalances are observed through the tongue, pulse, palpation techniques, facial inspection and questioning to achieve a diagnosis. Hence, a diagnosis of gynaecological conditions can be made from the degree of imbalances in Yin, Yang, Qi, and Blood. These are also assessed in conjunction with current signs and symptoms, as well as those of the past history.