Hi, I'm Rebecca. Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Mumtrepreneur, Founder and Owner of Dharma Health.
By now you should have received your free download "8 Natural Ways to Reduce Period Pain", if not it should be in your inbox soon. It will give you 8 simple strategies to reduce or even eliminate period pain.
So what is the real cost of you just ignoring what your body is trying to tell you? Maybe you are just missing a day of work here and there. Maybe you are missing out on career advancement. Maybe you are missing out on quality time with your family and friends.
But what if it is something more serious? If you are having painful or unusual periods, your body is trying to tell you that it's not running right! Endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease, polycystic ovaries and sexually transmitted infections can all mess with your menstrual cycle. Left unchecked they can make it difficult to conceive later.
All period pain or irregular cycles should be investigated to rule out any serious conditions. Don't trust Doctor Google!
Why all the hype? Can Traditional Chinese Medicine really be that good? I don't know, do you think a fad could really withstand over 2000 years of clinical practice? Why would such an ancient art still be being practiced all over the world if people just didn't get results?
"If you listen when our body whispers, you never have to hear it scream" Chinese Proverb
Traditional Chinese Medicine takes an holistic approach to well being (meaning your body is one piece), it does not like to segment the body the way western medicine does. Thus creating results that western medicine can not explain or understand the mechanism of in their current model of investigation.
- George Bernard Shaw
Just simply tapping on certain acupuncture points can lower cortisol levels (stress hormone).
National Institutes of Health (NIH) studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment alone or in combination with conventional therapies to treat the following: Nausea caused by surgical anesthesia and cancer chemotherapy, Dental pain after surgery, Addiction, Headaches, Menstrual cramps, Tennis elbow, Fibromyalgia, Myofascial pain, Osteoarthritis, Low back pain, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Asthma and it may also help with stroke rehabilitation.
The provable list is growing every day - Traditional Chinese Medicine is all about bring the body back into a state of balance, so really its not surprising just what it can do.
Johns Hopkins Medicine says that the following conditions that may benefit from acupuncture:
Digestive: Gastritis, Irritable bowel syndrome, Hepatitis, Hemorrhoids. Emotional: Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Nervousness, Neurosis. Gynecological: Menstrual pain, Infertility. Eye-Ear-Throat: Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Sore throat. Musculoskeletal: Arthritis, Back pain, Muscle cramping, Muscle pain and weakness, Neck pain, Sciatica. Neurological: Headaches, Migraines, Neurogenic bladder dysfunction, Parkinson's disease, Postoperative pain, Stroke. Respiratory: Allergic rhinitis, Sinusitis, Bronchitis. Miscellaneous: Irritable bladder, Prostatitis, Male infertility, Some forms of impotence & Addiction.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a beautiful art that does not just include acupuncture. TCM involves all the the senses for diagnosis. Sight, smell, touch, sound and taste are all used as diagnostic tools by the practitioner for the patient's diagnosis. Practitioners may also look at the tongue, the pulse is taken and assessed in different ways. Treatment can include massage, moxibuston, cupping and herbs.
These symptoms do NOT HAVE to be endured - You do not have to suffer your way though life!
- Wayne Dyer
Keep one thing in mind: Traditional Chinese Medicine has been treating these issues for millennia. I first discovered how powerful TCM was when I was studying, I too suffered greatly from period pain and accompanying symptoms. Chinese medicine was my solution.
Unlike western medicine, TCM looks at the body as a whole, "one piece", it does not segment it. And by treating the whole body, not just a symptom, miraculous things can start to happen. Its not uncommon for patients to report that all sorts of other things including mind and body begin to improve also.
Now is the time to see how Traditional Chinese Medicine can benefit you!
We should not ignore the fact that many women with reproductive disorders, and in particular women with PCOS, use acupuncture. Clinical and experimental evidence demonstrates that acupuncture can be a suitable alternative or complement to pharmacological induction of ovulation, without adverse side effects. Clearly, acupuncture modulates endogenous regulatory systems, including the sympathetic nervous system, the endocrine system, and the neuro-endocrine system.
Lecture: Discussion covering aetiology and pathology. TCM believes that the irregular menstruation can be caused by many factors. Differential diagnosis. TCM treatments: body acupuncture, ear acupuncture & herbal therapy. Concluding with lifestyle and dietary advice.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has significant advantages in treating gynaecological disorders. The paper has provided a brief introduction on the current progress of treating some gynaecological disorders including endometriosis, infertility, dysmenorrhea, abnormal uterine bleeding, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal syndrome, uterine fibroids, chronic pelvic inflammation, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), cervicitis and vaginitis with Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) and acupuncture. The use of TCM in the field of assisted reproductive techniques (ART) has also been included in the review. In addition, thirty-two commonly used Chinese medicinal formulas in treating gynaecological disorders have been introduced.
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This article gives a brief account on the present situation of the acupuncture treatment for primary dysmenorrhea. It covers body acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, acupoint injection, moxibustion therapy, cupping therapy, and comprehensive acupuncture and moxibustion techniques.
ObjectiveTo observe clinical effect of acupuncture and moxibustion on inducing ovulation. Methods Forty cases of anovulatory infertility were treated with electroacupuncture and moxibustion at Zigōng ( EX-CA 1), Guānyuán ( CV 4) and Zhōngjí ( CV 3) as well as Linggui Bafa therapy, 30 min each time, once a day for 15 days. One menstrual cycle made a session, and totally 3 sessions were required. The level of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH) and estradiol (E2), the growth and development situation of follicle and endometrium before and after treatment, spontaneous pregnancy rate during follow-up visit were observed and compared. Results After the treatment, the level of FSH, LH and E2 were signifiacntly increased (allP<0.05), the thickness of endometrium and diameter of follicle were obviously increased (bothP<0.05). As for the spontaneous pregnancy rate during follow-up visit, 9 cases were cured, 25 cases were effective, 6 cases were failed and the total effective rate was 85.0%. Conclusion The acupuncture and moxibustion has better clinical efficacy for anovulatory infertility.
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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a time honoured practice over 5000 years in the making. Using a holistic healing approach it combines:
•Massage (Tui Na -Chinese remedial massage) •Herbal formulas
First a detailed history is taken, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture is a holistic therapy unlike western medicine we do not segment the body, it is taken as a whole, it is all connected, so some questions may seem strange at the time, but are used to help diagnose what is happening in your body. We also like to look at your tongue and take your pulse.
A treatment plan is then made and explained, then with your consent of the methods to be used, we take the first step to finding a better you.
Most times you will be given homework to help build momentum to get you better quicker.
It will depend on why you came in, what state your body is in when we start, and what you do to help yourself at home. We need to build healing momentum at the start so treatments would usually be twice a week, as you show improvement, treatments get further apart. The more homework you do, the quicker this happens.
Very fine sterile, stainless-steel, single-use disposable needles are used.
Acupuncture is the art and practice of inserting very fine hair-like sterile acupuncture needles into the skin to stimulate acupuncture points to create a therapeutic healing response. Acupuncture points are stimulated to encourage your body to come back to a place of balance, to help your body restore its health and prevent disease in the future.
Usually you will feel some pressure from the needle cover before the needle is inserted, insertion is most times painless! When the acupuncture point is stimulated it is common to feel a warm radiating sensation from the point.
Acupuncture can produce many responses it can be relaxing, calming, soothing, or invigorating.
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