More than just hormones.
Are you feeling tired, burned out or exhausted? Like many women you might be doing an average of 57 hours a week paid and unpaid work. This can take a toll on your health and wellbeing; especially when diet, hormones and mood are affected by stress.
In the West, woman’s health is connected to the proper function of her hormones and their management throughout the different stages of her life. Diet, exercise, weight, and stress can all affect a woman’s gynaecological health, but many symptoms, such as PMS are seen as ‘just another thing to put up with’ and are typically managed with pain killers, or the contraceptive pill.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine have played a pivotal role in women’s health in China for many generations and can greatly benefit women in all stages of their life.
Traditional Chinese Medicine views the female body as a complete organism, where all parts rely on each other to regulate and harmonise function. Gynaecological disorders are seen as indications of imbalances in the woman as a whole, and treatment is geared at achieving balance in all areas of the individual’s health.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture and herbs are used to re-establish the balance of Yin and Yang, Blood and Qi. If this balance can be achieved the symptoms that are often thought of as just ‘part of being a woman’ can be eased leading to a greater sense of health and wellbeing.