Infertility is one of the most common health issues treated by Chinese medicine in Australia. It is a treatment in its own right as well being integrated in with Western fertility medicine particularly as part of the IVF process.
Chinese medicine is particularly effective with patients who have unexplained infertility – where everything is normal from a Western medicine perspective yet the patient cannot conceive despite 6-12 months of trying.
Chinese medicine treatment centres around improving the reproductive environment by increasing blood flow to the uterus and ovaries and by strengthening the Kidneys. Acupuncture has been shown to stimulate the release of the hypothalamus’ gonadatrophin-releasing hormone, the pituitary gland’s follicle-stimulating hormone and the levels of estrogen and progesterone in the ovary.
Acupuncture also reduces the impact of stress on the body and the menstrual cycle. It is important for patients to feel relaxed and unstressed as they try to conceive.
Malnourishment is usually evident in skinny patients who have fibromyalgia. Often borderline anaemic, these patient benefit greatly from Chinese medicine treatment to restore blood, fluids, nutrients and oxygen to the body. There is a significant and sustainable reduction in inflammation and pain as a result of successful treatment.
Menopause is a naturally occurring process that all women go through at the end of menstruation. Common symptoms include hot flushes, sweating, weight gain, sleep problems, fatigue and emotional symptoms such as sadness.
The process of Menopause is normal, but all of the symptoms are not! You don’t have to suffer these symptoms. Chinese medicine has been successfully treating menopause for thousands of years. Treatment is via acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Hot flush and sweating symptoms will usually subside quickly.