How we can help with women’s health

//How we can help with women’s health
How we can help with women’s health 2017-08-22T21:00:26+00:00

Acupuncture, Tui Na bodywork and massage for women’s conditions

Like all branches of Chinese medicine, women’s health has had a long history. The earliest records on gynaecological medical writings date from around 1000BC.

Bones and tortoise shells have been found with writings dealing with childbirth problems and a textbook called Book of Mountains and Seas (circa 300BC) reviews medicinal plants to address infertility.

Since the early 1950s, Western and Eastern medicine in China have worked together and many innovative treatments have been prescribed.

For example, acupuncture is often used in breech presentations of the foetus and Chinese herbs are used to address myomas.

See our pages covering acupuncture for fertility and pregnancy.

Women’s conditions we are experienced in

The United Nations’ World Health Organisation and the US National Institutes for Health say acupuncture is ideal for a range of conditions.

Clinical research demonstrates the effectiveness of acupuncture for 46 conditions, with another 71 conditions showing mixed evidence of its efficacy.

We are experienced in the following conditions.

    • Pre-menstrual syndrome
    • Menstrual disorders – painful periods including endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), absence of periods, heavy periods, irregular periods, late periods, early periods, long periods, scanty periods, bleeding between periods, headaches around period time, oedema at period time, dizziness at period time
    • Menopause – whether hot flushes, night sweats, weight gain or sleeping issues are your chief concern
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Incontinence – including light bladder leakage

    These therapies can help you