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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in the Treatment Gynecology Related Problems: Bridging the Medical Gap!

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Traditional Chinese medicine includes acupuncture and the use of Chinese herbs formulated specifically or your condition.

For 5000 years, gynecology related conditions have been effectively treated with the use of TCM. Western medicine as were know it has only been in existence for 200+years.

Doctors in these ancient times were referred to as "breast doctors" or doctors who treated diseases "under the skirt." They relied solely on asking questions about the patient's signs and symptoms, taking the pulse and examining the patient's tongue to determine their pattern of disease and treatment protocol. In those days, extreme cultural conservatism prevailed and exams were not permitted.

Women's reproductive health includes a long life span. Everything from puberty related issues, menstrual irregularities, fertility, pregnancy, post partum, through menopause. IN TCM there is a strong correlation between the brain and reproductive centers, the heart and the uterus.

In fact, theory states that the "Heart houses the Mind." TCM treatment includes a broad and comprehensive understanding of how these elements relate in the treatment of disease--whether is physical or emotional.

TCM uses a holistic approach and unifies physical and emotional issues.

Western medicine, on the other hand, sees a dichotomy between the body and emotions. In fact, Wikipedia defines "gynecology" as the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive system (uterus, vagina, and ovaries). So what happens to the rest of our bodies and mind? Hopefully we are seen as more than that. But are we?

Western medicine uses a linear approach to solving problems using medications as their first line of defense. If you tell your doctor you are unhappy, or depressed, out comes the prescription pad!

Conditions commonly treated with TCM:

  • Amenorrhea (absent periods).

  • Anxiety.

  • Cervical dysplasia.

  • Depression, irritability, moodiness.

  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods).

  • Endometriosis.

  • Fibroids.

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I am a gentle and caring practitioner of acupuncture and herbal medicine. PhD in Holistic Nutrition. Author of "Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for Women's Health: Bridging the Gap Between Western and Eastern Medicine" Solo practitioner (more...)
 
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