At East West Fertility we treat many women’s and men’s health disorders that can occur throughout life. We use acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and nutritional therapies to assist our patients to manage these health setbacks, as an adjunct therapy option after consultation with their treating practitioner.
The earliest record of a Chinese Medicine gynaecological text is dated at around 5th century BC. Contemporary Chinese Medicine practitioners have inherited detailed documentation of the development and treatment of women’s health disorders. The treatment strategies and formulas used centuries ago by renowned Chinese Medicine gynaecologists are still used today. Research into CM gynaecology is a relatively new field; however, some favourable studies have demonstrated its therapeutic role in gynaecology for the managing of the pain and other issues associated with conditions like painful periods, PMS, amenorrhea (no periods) and infertility.
Chinese Medicine views women’s health as a delicate interaction of balance and fluctuation between Yin and Yang, coupled with harmony in both the internal organs and reproductive channels. The fluctuation of Yin and Yang is a twofold process which happens cyclically throughout the month and also throughout the different life phases a woman passes through: puberty, pregnancy, motherhood, menopause, and beyond. Certain factors can easily upset the delicate balance and lead to gynaecological disorders. Environment, diet, emotions, lifestyle and age are just some of the things that can dramatically affect the fluctuations of Yin and Yang. This is because a woman’s health is underpinned by hormonal changes, and menstruation at certain phases in her life. That is why the period reveals much about a woman’s health in her reproductive years. The period and a woman’s life phase give important diagnostic information about how to best address her health needs, including changing nutritional needs.
East West Fertility have treated patients suffering from a range of disorders; from menstrual irregularities in puberty to menopausal problems at the end of a woman’s reproductive life. The following is a list of some of the conditions past patients have had:
- Early, late or irregular periods
- Heavy periods
- Scanty periods
- No periods
- Painful periods
- Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Skin problems
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
- Cervical disorders
- Vaginal discharge
- Recurrent cystitis
- Prolapsed uterus
- Fibrocystic / lumpy breasts
- Mood disorders
- Menopausal Syndrome