women health care
Our services include Chineses acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Cupping, Moxa.
We’re ACC registered.
TCM has a long history in treating issues that affects women’s health and gynaecology.Instead of looking at the individual symptoms a woman is experiencing, TCM accepts that everything in the body is interrelated. In TCM the movement of qi and blood are reflective of metabolic function. The characteristics of qi and blood movement help us to understand the quality of the menstrual cycle. Today, more and more women and men are seeking treatment for infertility.
In Contrast Healthcare & Acupuncture, our goal is to improve your chances of a natural conception, or to support you in your treatments of IVF or IUI. We use fertility treatment plans customised to the individual which include herbal formulas, acupuncture, and sometimes cupping or moxibustion . Unexplained infertility Endometriosis Ovulatory disorders Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) Uterine fibroids, Polyps, Cysts Immune-factors Luteal phase defect Pelvic inflammatory disease Advanced maternal age
Male factor infertility Menstrual cycle irregularities Painful periods (Dysmenorrhea) IVF & IUI support.
1) Menstrual issues
Acupuncture encourages the blood to flow more freely, helping to regulate cycles and alleviate the cramps, headaches, and other pains often associated with menstruation.
2) Menopause and Perimenopause Traditional Chinese Medicine is very effective for treating menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, heart palpitations, anxiety, and insomnia. Along with Chinese herbs, acupuncture offers a safe and natural solution to the hormonal fluctuations all women experience.
The heavy bleeding, backache, severe cramping, and abdominal pain and swelling that often accompany endometriosis are very receptive to acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture restores flow to the blood and the Qi, relieving the stagnation.
Endometriosis and an irregular menstrual cycle are both key factors in female infertility. Acupuncture treatments by a skilled Chinese medicine practitioner direct blood flow to the reproductive organs and help regulate menstrual cycles.
Acupuncture, in the real world, is widely used by breast cancer patients to improve symptoms such as pain, insomnia, joint pain, and the flushing related to hormone therapy. The mechanism by which acupuncture leads to physiological or clinical changes is still unclear, but traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) holds that it works through adjusting the neurophysiologic and neurohormonal activity that corresponds to regulating meridian energy (chi). Acupuncture has been postulated to affect the cardiovascular system via the autonomic nervous system to improve microvascular perfusion and the thermoregulation of the hands.
5) Pregnancy and postpartum support
Acupuncture can relieve the lower back and pelvic discomfort associated with pregnancy, as well as the morning sickness. After delivery, many women find acupuncture treatments essential for rebuilding their Qi and blood, increasing milk supply, and dealing with postpartum depression.
Women comprise close to 90 percent of the 5 million Americans with fibromyalgia. Because acupuncture is such an effective pain reducer, it’s not surprising that research indicates acupuncture “may have a beneficial role” in treating fibromyalgia symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic.