Women's Issues Treated By TCM
Because of the impact of different factors such as environment, pollution, stress, the fast pace of work, and changes in lifestyle, the variety of uncomfortable issues women have to deal with seems to have grown. Things that cause problems can include:
- Abnormal menstruation
- Chronic Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Cancers of the reproductive system
Chinese Medicine and Western medicine have different studies on gynecological dysfunctions that involve different treatment methods and different effects. Chinese Medicine has become one of the important measures on various gynecological diseases. With a long history, broad knowledge, unique theoretical system, and clinical effect, TCM is an important measure against the fight on various women’s medical issues. TCM offers a unique treatment for infertility, healing after surgery, postnatal care, menopause, abnormal menstruation, and assistance in all other reproductive health issues. Diagnoses is different with TCM compared to that of Western medicine. The TCM practitioner uses the methods of looking, listening, and feeling the pulse. They also ask questions pertaining to the patient’s health. Overall it is a gentle non-invasive way of checking your health and the first step in figuring out what needs to be done. TCM focuses on helping heal gynecological diseases by checking to see how and why your Qi is blocked. Qi (pronounced chee) is your life force and healing bodily fluids. TCM treatments are essential in helping nourish the kidney and liver. That isn’t all it does though. Strength can be brought back to the Spleen and Stomach as well. This helps to recoup vitality that was lost, promote blood circulation, remove blood stagnation, soften and resolve hard masses, clear heat, and help detox the body. It is also used to help the functioning of the Heart so that blood can be circulated smoothly. Women struggling with gynecological disorders often experience unpleasant side effects such as:
- Tired and weak limbs
- Pins and needles sensation
- Heart palpitations
- Loss of appetite
- Pale or yellow face
TCM is helpful in assisting women to recoup and adjust to prevent disorders and diseases. Chinese Medicine often has a good effect on women who suffer from issues such as:
- Excessive pain from menstrual cycle
- Abnormal menstruation
- Flushed tongue
TCM originates from natural plant sources that have few side effects when prescribed by a knowledgeable practitioner. The origin of the medicine and food are the same. Certain ones can be used in adjusting the menstruation cycle and promoting ovulation. Practitioners of TCM believe that the kidneys play an essential role with the origin of blood and root of production. TCM has been known to help reduce miscarriages. The reason of habitual miscarriages is dominated by internal and external factors. These factors lead to the deficiency of vital energy, unconsolidation of the kidneys, and fetus injured by internal heat. Generally this can appear in 4 situations:
- Pale face, palpitation, shortness of breath, delayed period, little or light blood during period. These are associated with the deficiency of yin and blood heat.
- Emaciation, flushed cheeks, hot palms and soles, irritation, insomnia, little amount of menstruation, flushed tongue, and thirstiness. These are associated with the deficiency of Yin and blood heat.
- Soreness in the waist and knees, dizziness, ringing ears, late menarche, or difficulties getting pregnant after miscarriages. These are associated with deficiencies of the kidneys.
- Abdominal pain, dull purple color appearing in the tongue, partial venous stasis in meridians or organs. These are associated with internal stagnation of the blood.
Medicine prescribed by your TCM practitioner should help to build the kidneys, nourish the blood, nourish the yin, reduce pathogenic fire, and dissolve stagnancy. This method emphasizes the combination of preventive treatment before pregnancy. The kidney blood and heart function is on the decline before and after menopause. This makes the yin/yang of the body unbalanced. This can bring about many unpleasant, uncomfortable symptoms that include:
- Flushed face
- Head congestion
- Waist pain
- Back pain
The TCM treatment used on the female climacteric syndrome helps to:
- Adjust the ying/yang of the kidney
- Unblock the meridian channels
- Balance the spleen
- Balance the stomach
- Promote blood circulation
- Remove blood stasis
This is done to alleviate the symptoms so that women can go through climacteric syndrome smoothly. It is common for infertility to be treated and helped by Chinese Medicine, even though infertility can be caused by many factors. Repeated miscarriages can cause ovulation failure and corpus luteum insufficiencies. The clinical symptoms appear as the deficiency of the kidney accompanied with the menstruation disorder. This can include:
- Little menstruation
- Abnormal absence of menstruation
- Shortened period of menstruation
By working with the dynamic change that can occur within a woman’s body in relation to imbalances between yin/yang, many gynecological disorders can be alleviated based on the TCM principles. Besides herbal medicinal tea, your practitioner might suggest other chinese medicine treatment methods, such as:
- Massage therapy
- Colon Hydrotherapy
- Topical treatments
These have a unique effect for recovery. When Western medicine has little to no effect on some unmanageable gynecological diseases, TCM can generate extraordinary and unexpected results. These results are obtained without the need for harsh treatments that can do your body more damage than good. If you’re thinking of going natural, give us a call at (901) 737-8282 today!