Although menstrual irregularities and symptoms that occur around the menstrual cycle are so common, many women don’t realize that it doesn’t have to be this way! Gynecologists often prescribe the birth control pill to regulate women’s cycles and to alleviate symptoms connected to the menstrual cycle. But the pill is not the only answer, nor is it a particularly good answer! The birth control pill works by providing your body with hormones that it might otherwise not be making enough of. These synthetic hormones are useful in providing you with peace of mind in that you start to enjoy regular, pain-free, acne-free cycles without the emotional highs and lows commonly associated with premenstrual syndrome. However, what the pill is not addressing is the reasons why your body wasn’t making these hormones appropriately in the first place.
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‘Blood deficiency’ is a diagnostic pattern in the Chinese Medical system that is commonly treated with acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. However, acupuncture and herbs can only do so much! One of the most important aspects in maintaining optimal health is ensuring that we are properly nourished with food, water and rest. Read more “Blood Deficiency & A Recipe!”
Welcome! As this is my first blog post, I thought a simple introduction to the role Chinese Medicine can play Women’s Health was fitting. While I was still in school, we were exposed to a variety of conditions and taught how acupuncture can be used in the treatment of all of these conditions. While the scope of Chinese Medicine is so vast, I have found that I am most passionate in working with Women’s Health. Within this category there are a variety of conditions treatable with acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
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