It is often common to hear women complaining about their ‘monthly visitor’. Whether it’s cramping pain or excruciating pain that could leave you bedridden for days to other additional types of pain that seem to appear when it’s that time. Let’s face it; women go through a lot when it comes to their health and bodies. However a lot of women believe that this ‘horrible and painful’ experience every cycle is normal and can try to put up with it for years and years.
THE ASSOCIATED SYMPTOMS OF A WOMAN’S MENSTRUAL CYCLE
- PAIN: Stomach cramps, back pain, headaches, chest pain, breast tenderness, inability to walk or stand normally.
- Dizziness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, poor sleep quality, chills and fever.
- Digestive: no appetite, increased appetite, constipation, constant need to go to the toilet
- Heavy and dark flows, blood clots, abnormal discharge.
- Irregular flow, lack of menstruation, delayed menstruation, PCOS
What women don’t realise is that these symptoms are not considered ‘normal’. If the thought of your monthly visitor brings you much dread and fear of the symptoms that follow, then it is time to seek help. These symptoms are generally caused by a disharmony within the body.
SO HOW CAN TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE HELP YOU?
It all starts with the consultation. You’ll be asked a series of questions in relation to your health in order for the most suitable treatment protocol to be developed. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient system which includes a range of treatments such as Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. Each treatment strategy will aim to restore harmony and functioning of the body and clear the ‘energy blockage’ that is causing these symptoms. Together, they can help make a positive change to your health and you will start to feel better and the difference to your symptoms over time.
Your monthly flow should not have to be a nightmare to go through!
Amy Duong, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a 5000 year old system of healthcare that focuses on the causative factors of a condition. Practitioners adopt a holistic approach to investigate aspects of a person’s diet, lifestyle and emotions in order to diagnose and treat an underlying problem.