Moxibustion & Acupuncture for Menorrhagia

Moxibustion & Acupuncture for Menorrhagia

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) moxibustion at seventeen vertebrae points has been effective in treating more than 20 cases of menorrhagia (menstrual periods with abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding). The method is simple and easy to implement.

It has the best effect on patients with menorrhagia syndrome and body dampness. It is also suitable for uterine bleeding and postpartum hemorrhage, and pelvic inflammation. It also has a certain effect, so it is introduced as follows:

  • Point selection and treatment Seventeen vertebrae points are located under the spinous process of the fifth lumbar vertebra.
  • During the treatment, the patient lay prone and warmed moxibustion on the acupuncture point for 40 minutes. After moxibustion, there is obvious heat in the pelvic cavity. The effect is better when combined with acupuncture for 2 to 5 minutes before moxibustion.

Moxibustion & Acupuncture for Menorrhagia

Typical case Female, 32 years old, married. First visit.

The patient has menorrhagia, accompanied by dizziness, weakness, and fatigue for two days. In the past six months, the patient’s menstrual volume has been significantly increased than before, and the menstrual course has been prolonged for 6-8 days. At the same time, her face was pale, her speech was weak, and her waist and knees were sore and empty.

After the diagnosis, moxibustion was used at the seventeen vertebrae points for 15 minutes, she commented the lower abdomen and lower back are more gentle and comfortable. Moxibustion then continued for another 40 minutes. On the same day, the menstrual volume was significantly reduced, and the second and third days were treated with the same method twice. “I felt that my appetite was doubled, and my menstrual period was shortened to five days. It is now normal.”

The patient was followed up several months later, the effect was consolidated.

In conclusion

The seventeen vertebrae points are unique points outside the meridian. They are located on the path of the Du Channel and are in the neighbouring uterus. Using moxibustion at this point can pass through the meridians, replenish qi and activate blood, and regulate Ren, Du, and Chong. This method is used to treat menorrhagia, especially for those with the deficiency-cold syndrome. If the symptoms are large in the menstrual flow, the colour is pale red, the quality is thin, or the complexion is white, shortness of breath, and weakness.

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Through clinical practise, we have realized that this method is also suitable for metrorrhagia and postpartum hemorrhage, and has a certain effect on pelvic inflammation.

Hidden white, seventeen vertebrae Yinbai is the “root” of the Taiyin, which nourishes the temper, and the spleen governs the movement and transformation needs the promotion of Yang Qi.

Moxibustion & Acupuncture for Menorrhagia

If the spleen yang is not shaken and loses its control, the blood does not return to menstruation, which can cause uterine bleeding in women. Buyingbai (or moxibustion) can raise the sinking yang and with moxibustion on the seventeen vertebrae (external acupoints) for warming and tonifying the kidney, the uterine bleeding will stop.

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Treating Period Pain with Acupuncture

Treating Period Pain with Acupuncture

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From the perspective of visceral syndrome differentiation, period pain (dysmenorrhea) is mainly related to the liver, spleen, and kidney, so the acupuncture method is to take Guanyuan, Sanyinjiao, Xuehai, and other foot’s Sanyin meridian and Renmai points.

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However, it has been found in clinical practice that when period pain occurs, the immediate analgesic effect of acupuncture at the above-mentioned acupoints is not ideal.

The disease location of period pain is in the uterus, that is, the female scorpion. The female cell is one of Qiheng’s organs. Because the Chong, Ren, and Du channels all arise in the cell, the treatment of this disease cannot be separated from the Chong, Ren, and Du channels. Although the three organs of the liver, spleen, and kidney can be effective, it is far inferior to regulating the Chong and Ren Du Channel and directly acting on the uterus. Therefore, the seventeen vertebrae or Shenque points are often used for clinical treatment, and the effect is quite good.

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“During an early trip, a girl suffered from period pain. She knew that I was an acupuncture doctor. She asked me for acupuncture. The needles were kept for 30 minutes at Guanyuan, Sanyinjiao, and Xuehai according to the conventional acupuncture prescription (pictures from above). The pain did not decrease significantly. After the acupuncture was started, I wanted to acupuncture the Balao and other acupoints, but there was no obvious tenderness. On the contrary, the tenderness was very obvious in the seventeenth vertebrae” (circled in red below).

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After pressing with the thumb for less than 1 minute, the pain has disappeared. Later, several cases of period pain were treated, the acupuncture at Guanyuan, Sanyinjiao, and other acupoints failed to relieve the pain immediately, but the pain of the seventeen vertebrae was stopped by pressing the needle. For more than 20 years, in cases of period pain, pressing the seventeen vertebrae was done first, then acupuncture, these two methods cooperate shows an immediate effect.

When having acupuncture at the seventeen vertebrae, you can also add acupuncture to the Chengshan point.

period painUse a 3-inch needle to obliquely puncture upwards. After the needle is lifted, you can cup the seventeen vertebrae for 5 to 10 minutes. The effect is better. The seventeenth vertebra is under the spinous process of the fifth lumbar vertebra. Although it is an odd acupuncture point outside the meridian, the effect of acupuncture on the line of the governor channel is related to the fact that the governor channel is a sea of yang channels and arises in the cell. The most suitable for period pain with blood stasis.

Period pain is mostly abdominal pain, the abdomen is yin, the seventeen vertebrae are in the lumbosacral region, and the lumbosacral region is yang, so the seventeen vertebrae treatment of period pain also belongs to “inducing yin from yang” and “yin disease treating yang”. Shenque point is also very effective in treating period pain. The treatment of primary period pain with medicine-separated moxibustion on the umbilical cord was used as a research topic. As a result, 30 cases were treated with an effective rate of 100%. In theory, Shenque can cure all gynecological diseases. Why? The basic pathogenesis of gynecological diseases is the injury of the 4 meridians of the Chongrendu belt, and the navel-Shenque point directly communicates with the 4 meridians. Therefore, the use of umbilical acupuncture while treating dysmenorrhea can have a needle-to-pain relieving effect.

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TCM treatment for Endometriosis

TCM treatment of Endometriosis

By Virginia Jin 24/11/2020

Endometriosis is a blood stasis syndrome of traditional Chinese medicine. It is mostly caused by the external evil invasion, emotional, elemental factors or surgical injury, etc., which cause the body’s viscera dysfunction, impulsive injury, qi and blood loss, the formation of blood stasis, and stagnation in the lower abdomen. If the blood stasis is blocked and the veins and collaterals are blocked, dysmenorrhea will be seen; the blood stasis will accumulate for a long time and form a symptom; Heavy volume or prolonged menstrual period. In short, the key to this disease is blood stasis, and the cause of blood stasis is different from deficiency and excess, cold and heat.

  1. Qi stagnation and blood stasis   usually due to depression or anger, liver injury, stagnation of liver qi, disharmony between Chong and Ren, resulting in meridian stasis.

2. Cold blood stasis   more than after the menstrual period, the blood chamber is opening, the remaining blood is not clean, carelessness in taking life, feeling cold, blood coagulation when cold, leading to cold blood stasis.

3. Damp-heat stasis   element body spleen deficiency, water dampness stops, accumulates heat for a long time; or liver depression and spleen deficiency, damp-heat endogenous; or after the menstrual period, the blood vessels are empty and feel the evil of damp-heat. Damp heat stays in Chongren and accumulates in the uterine cytokine, which blocks the circulation of qi and blood and causes blood stasis.

  1. The body of phlegm and blood stasis is a body that has a deficiency of spleen and is full of phlegm, or eating disorderly, excessive fatigue, excessive thinking, damage to spleen qi, spleen deficiency and dampness, dampness accumulates into phlegm, phlegm dampness injection flushes the blood flow and causes phlegm Stasis knots each other.

5. Qi Deficiency and Blood Stasis   Irregular diet, excessive thinking, excessive fatigue, or serious illness, chronic illness, damage to the spleen, deficiency of qi and blood circulation, stagnation of blood circulation, impediment of Chong and Ren stasis.

6. Kidney deficiency and blood stasis   congenital insufficiency, or acquired injury, serious illness and prolonged illness, prolific labour, and damage to kidney qi. Insufficiency of kidney yang will cause yin and cold to grow in the body. Chong Ren Deficiency and cold, blood loss of warmth will promote blood stasis; insufficient kidney yin, deficiency of fire endogenous, internal heat burning blood can also cause blood stasis; and insufficient kidney water, unable to contain wood, liver disorders Chong and Ren’s stasis caused by dysfunction of dredging, qi and blood discord.

Patients with chronic endometritis are best treated with Chinese acupuncture and acupuncture points. Acupuncture can promote blood circulation, clear blood stasis, remove toxins accumulated in the body, and improve body resistance, thereby significantly speeding up the improvement of endometritis and reducing the chance of its recurrence.

Generally speaking, the physical acupuncture points that can be used in the treatment of endometritis are related to Yuan, Qihai, and Sanyinjiao. The selected points include Zusanli, Qichong, Ligou, and Yinlingquan. In the specific treatment, one or two points can be selected based on the main points of acupuncture and moxibustion according to other symptoms. Moderate stimulation can be used, and the needles can be retained for 15-20 minutes. Acupuncture and moxibustion is sufficient once a day, and one week of continuous treatment is a course of treatment. Most patients can obtain obvious therapeutic effects after acupuncture and moxibustion once or twice.


In addition to acupuncture and moxibustion, patients with endometritis can also be treated by ear acupuncture. The acupuncture points that can be selected for ear acupuncture include the uterus, ovaries, and endocrine. In addition, it is not enough for patients with endometritis to treat with acupuncture and moxibustion alone. During this period, they can also be treated with Chinese medicine.

The traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture treatment of endometritis is not difficult. The key is to choose the right acupuncture points and techniques for acupuncture. In addition, acupuncture and moxibustion cannot lack the help of other treatment methods. Only by combining multiple methods for treatment and taking various nursing and health care measures can you better improve your physical fitness and speed up the recovery of inflammation.


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Acupuncture Therapy for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Acupuncture therapy for Polycystic ovary syndrome
10 March 2020 Tony Jiang

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a systemic metabolic disorder illness which is closely related to the reproductive system and endocranium system, and PCOS is also called Stein-Leventhal syndrome. PCOS is considered as a complex disease and it adversely impacts approximately 5%-15% premenopausal women in the world. Up to now, the pathogenesis of this disease is still uncertain and the core pathomechanism is insulin resistance and hyperandrogenism. Additionally, the important clinical features of PCOS include chronic and persistent anovulation, the enlargement of unilateral or bilateral ovarian and present cystic change, androgen excess, etc. For another, the clinical manifestations of this gynecological sickness are menstrual disorder, infertility, hairiness, acne and about 50% of PCOS patients suffer from overweight and obesity.

Polycystic ovary syndrome

The modern medical treatments for PCOS are decreasing weight and medication treatment. Reducing weight includes diet control, sports therapy, and behavioural therapy. The major Meds of medication therapy are thiazolidinediones and biguanide. Currently, metformin is thought to be priority Meds of treating PCOS. Although this medicine has an obvious clinical curative effect, the side-effect of metformin has caused public concern, such as diarrhea, nausea, headache and so on.

In addition to modern medicine, the viewpoint of traditional Chinese medicine has its own individual characteristics. In recent ten years, a large amount of TCM researches found that the etiology of PCOS is closely linked to the dysfunction of liver, spleen, and kidney. The deficiency of kidney and phlegm-damp are the major pathomechanism of PCOS. Moreover, the main types of PCOS are Shen-yang deficiency, Spleen-yang insufficiency, phlegm-damp occlusion and so on.

Acupuncture therapy is a primary treatment of traditional Chinese medicine as acupuncture service has been proved to be an effective, safe, and no side-effect treatment approach. The basic principle of acupuncture of PCOS is combining dialectical treatment with the main symptom of this illness. The major idea of acupuncture therapy is “tonifying kidney”. In addition, many acupuncture points of PCOS belong to the conception vessel, the governing vessel, the kidney channel, the spleen channel, and the liver channel. For example, Guanyuan, Qihan, Sanyinjiao, Pishu, Tianshu, Dahe, etc. The treatment period is usually 3 times per week, 1 month is 1 treatment course and continuous treatment for 3 months.

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Acupuncture May Reduce Treatment-Related Joint Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

Acupuncture May Reduce Treatment-Related Joint Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

Acupuncture can reduce joint pain caused by Meds called aromatase inhibitors, according to results from a large, rigorous study of this approach in postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer.

Many women with hormone receptor (HR)–positive early breast cancers, which rely on estrogen to fuel tumour growth, take aromatase inhibitors after surgery to reduce their risk of cancer recurring. These Meds, which block estrogen production, are also used to prevent breast cancer in postmenopausal women at high risk for the disease and to treat HR-positive metastatic breast cancer.

“About 50% of patients on these medications complain of some joint pain or stiffness, and about half of those patients describe the pain as severe,” causing some women to stop taking the Meds, said the trial’s lead investigator, Dawn Hershman, M.D., of Columbia University Medical Center.

Several small studies have suggested that acupuncture may alleviate aromatase inhibitor-related joint pain and stiffness, although others have shown no benefit, said Dr Hershman, who presented the findings of the new study December 7 at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. She and her colleagues designed their large study to get a clearer answer to the question of whether acupuncture can relieve aromatase inhibitor-related pain.

“Identifying interventions to address aromatase inhibitor-induced joint pain is essential but has been lacking to date. This trial demonstrated that, compared with placebo, acupuncture may provide a durable, nonpharmacologic option for improving the musculoskeletal symptoms experienced by these patients,” said Raquel Reinbolt, M.D., a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, who was not involved with the study.

“Reducing the Meds toxicity experience may then translate into improved adherence [to therapy], and ultimately, improved breast cancer outcomes,” Dr Reinbolt said.

And, having acupuncture, along with engaging with the acupuncturist, as an alternative or in addition to taking prescription pain medications may help patients feel empowered to manage joint pain that can occur as a side effect of their cancer treatment, said Ann O’Mara, PhD, R.N., head of palliative care research in NCI’s Division of Cancer Prevention.

A major strength of the study is that it was a multisite trial and included many patients from general oncology practices, not just from university medical centres, Dr O’Mara noted. This means the results are likely to be broadly generalizable to women in the community.

Pain Relief Continued after Treatments Ended

The clinical trial was led by the NCI-funded SWOG clinical trials group and carried out at 11 sites that participate in the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). The 226 women in the trial were all taking a third-generation aromatase inhibitor—anastrozole (Arimidex®)®, letrozole (Femara®)®, or exemestane (Aromasin®)®—after surgery for early-stage HR-positive breast cancer and were randomly assigned to receive true acupuncture, sham acupuncture (placebo), or no treatment.
Sham acupuncture involves shallow insertion of short, thin needles at non-acupuncture points.

All acupuncturists involved in the study were licensed and were rigorously trained on-site by an acupuncturist on the study team. They were monitored for quality of care throughout the study.

To be enrolled in the study, women could not have taken opioid or corticosteroid Meds or received any alternative or physical therapy for AI-related joint pain in the past 4 weeks. Notably, Dr Hershman said, 80% of the patients in the study were taking over-the-counter acetaminophen or ibuprofen for joint pain without experiencing relief.

Roughly half of the study participants (110) received true acupuncture twice a week for 6 weeks, followed by once-a-week maintenance sessions for 6 more weeks. The other half were in one of two control groups: 59 received sham acupuncture on the same schedule as the true acupuncture group, and the remaining 57 received no treatment.

The no-treatment group was included to control for any possible benefits or possible negative effects of the sham acupuncture, Dr Hershman explained.

Study investigators followed the women for another 12 weeks after treatments ended. Patients reported on their pain before, during, and after treatment using various methods, including a questionnaire on which women could indicate a rating of “worst pain” on a scale of 0 to 10.

After 6 weeks, “we saw a mean two-point reduction of worst pain [in the true-acupuncture group compared with worst pain before treatment], which is a major reduction,” and these effects were maintained after 12 weeks, Dr Hershman said.
Moreover, “even at 24 weeks, women in the true-acupuncture group had less pain overall than women in either [control] group,” Dr Hershman added.

The main side effect of true and sham acupuncture was mild bruising, which was more common in the true acupuncture group than in the sham acupuncture group.

Patients in both the sham-acupuncture and no-treatment groups reported a roughly one-point mean reduction in worst pain at 6 weeks. Although it’s not clear why the control groups also saw an improvement, Dr Hershman said that, in symptom-management studies where patients are monitored and assessed over time, researchers often see an improvement of symptoms in the control group.

More Investigations Planned

The new findings should make health care providers more likely to suggest acupuncture to their patients, Dr Hershman said.
“Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative approach for managing aromatase inhibitor-induced joint pain. The primary limitations of this treatment at the current time are cost and availability. Hopefully, this [new] data will generate additional discussion regarding reimbursement [by medical insurance] and access to treatment,” Dr Reinbolt said.

One possible limitation of the study, Dr O’Mara said, is that most participants (88%) were white, despite the inclusion of patients from across the United States. Only 5% and 7% of participants, respectively, were black or Asian.

As usual, some questions remain. “If you start having aches and pains, should you go back [for more acupuncture sessions]? Should you continue with, say, once-a-week treatments until you finish taking aromatase inhibitors?” Dr O’Mara asked.

The team is not planning to pursue those questions. But, Dr Hershman said, “We offered everybody 10 acupuncture sessions at the end of 24 weeks, regardless of which group they were in, and we’ll be doing a separate analysis to see how many patients in each group accepted the offer.”

The team also plans to use tissue samples that they collected from patients throughout the trial to gain a better understanding of what causes aromatase inhibitor-related joint symptoms, “and what the mechanism of acupuncture may be in terms of providing pain relief,” Dr Hershman said.

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What’s that Ringing- Tinnitus

What’s That Ringing? Tinnitus and How TCM Can Help

Have you ever had an inexplicable ringing in your ears, but do not know why or how to get rid of it? You may have a condition called tinnitus, and there is a wide array of causes. Exposure to sudden, loud music or explosive noises can cause tinnitus, a nerve disorder that involves a consistent ringing sound in a person’s ears. At its worse, tinnitus can lead to deafness. Tinnitus affects one in 10 people and can range from mild to chronic. While it is a common problem for veterans and the elderly, other common causes include whiplash or even dental work. While it is a difficult phenomenon for Western and East Asian medicine doctors to treat, tinnitus is not incurable.

Treating brain inflammation could help silence tinnitus

In Chinese medicine, chronic tinnitus is believed to be caused by kidney weakness, according to Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Faculty Member Dr Mohammed Javaherian. Acupuncture is recommended and treatments will focus most likely on the kidney meridians, as well as on points along the liver and gallbladder meridians to help strengthen the root of the problem.

Tinnitus is linked to nerve and touch sensitivity. For some people, clenching one’s jaws or applying pressure to the neck can bring on or reduce tinnitus episodes. Acupuncture patients with this disorder will have a high response rate to the nerve’s natural response to pressure, and the disorder’s sensitivity to certain points. The practise of acupuncture is based on the stimulation of certain points on the body, as well as meridians and channels. Stimulating specific points (which are determined based on the patient’s unique case), can rebalance the qi (one’s life force), and alleviate the source of the problem. It is integral in traditional Chinese medicine to treat the origin of an ailment as well as the symptoms, and TCM has several theories as to what causes tinnitus.

For example, in more temporary cases of tinnitus, high emotional strain or sudden anger can lead to a ringing in the ears. Also, diet can have an effect. Practitioners of TCM believe that excessive greasy foods or irregular eating can lead to Phlegm (a TCM term that commonly refers to retention in body fluid), which prevents the rising of clear qi to the head (resulting in the “phantom noise” associated with tinnitus). Overworking or excessive physical strain can lead to nerve disturbance, causing tinnitus. Lastly, trauma is a common cause of the ringing noise associated with this disorder.

Menopause Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

Menopause-related Hot Flashes and Night Sweats Can Last for Years

How long do hot flashes last? It used to be said that menopause-related hot flashes fade away after six to 24 months. But for many women, hot flashes and night sweats often last seven years and may go on for 11 years or more.

The hormonal roller coaster that comes with the end of a woman’s childbearing years can trigger a range of hot flash symptoms. Up to 80% of women going through menopause experience hot flashes. Hot flashes, also known as vasomotor symptoms, are often described as a sudden sensation of heat in the chest, face, and head followed by flushing, perspiration, and sometimes chills.

When a hot flash occurs during sleep, it can be accompanied by a drenching sweat. Such night sweats make it difficult to get a good night’s rest. The estimates of the duration of these symptoms come from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN), a long-term study of women of different races and ethnicities who are in the menopausal transition. They were published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

“The data from this study confirm what many women already know firsthand. Hot flashes can go on for years and take a toll on a woman’s health and well-being,” says Dr JoAnn Manson, professor of women’s health at Harvard Medical School and professor of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health.

The SWAN researchers found that some women are more likely to deal with long-term hot flashes than others. Women who had their first hot flashes before their menstrual periods ended had hot flashes for an average of nine to 10 years. When hot flashes didn’t start until after the last menstrual period, the average duration was only about three and a half years. But even on the short end of the spectrum, that’s a long time to deal with hot flashes and night sweats.

Women in the SWAN study who experienced hot flashes for a longer time tended to be current or former smokers, overweight, stressed, depressed, or anxious. Ethnicity also played a role. African American women reported the longest duration of hot flashes (averaging more than 11 years), while Japanese and Chinese women had hot flashes for about half that time.

The “reality check” the SWAN study provides on hot flashes should encourage women to seek solutions. If hot flashes and night sweats are really bothering you, don’t put up with them. Talk with your doctor about treatment options.

The most effective hot flashes treatment is estrogen-based hormone therapy, though it comes with several downsides. “While hormone therapy is very effective at relieving hot flashes, the longer-term treatment carries an increased risk for breast cancer, and women at older ages have higher risks of stroke, blood clots, and other health problems. So it’s important that women explore a full range of treatment options — especially women likely to have persistent hot flashes,” advises Dr Manson.
Several non-hormonal medications can also provider hot flashes treatment and relief from night sweats. These include some types of antidepressants, some Meds commonly prescribed for nerve pain, and some high blood pressure medications. As with any medication, it’s best to opt for the lowest dose that effectively relieves your symptoms and to take it for the shortest amount of time possible.

For some women, self-help measures can help ease hot flashes. These include deep-breathing exercises when a hot flash starts; dressing in layers; lowering the thermostat; staying away from caffeine, alcohol, hot beverages, and spicy foods; stress reduction techniques like meditation and mindfulness; of course, acupuncture and Chinese herbal definitely helping reduce the hot flash, sleeping disorder, night sweating.

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Treatments for Back Pain in Pregnancy

Treatments for Back Pain in Pregnancy

More good news: Unless you had chronic backaches before you got pregnant, your pain will likely to ease gradually before you give birth.

Meanwhile, there are many things you can do to treat low back pain or make it rarer and milder:

  • Exercise. Regular exercise strengthens muscles and boosts flexibility. That can ease the stress on your spine. Safe exercises for most pregnant women include walking, swimming, and stationary cycling.
  • Heat and Cold. Applying heat and cold to your back may help. If your health care provider agrees, start by putting cold compresses (such as a bag of ice or frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel) on the painful area for up to 20 minutes several times a day. After two or three days, switch to heat — put a heating pad or hot water bottle on the painful area. Be careful not to apply heat to your abdomen during pregnancy.
  • Improve your posture. Slouching strains your spine. So using proper posture when working, sitting, or sleeping is a good move. For example, sleeping on your side with a pillow between the knees will take the stress off your back. When sitting at a desk, place a rolled-up towel behind your back for support; rest your feet on a stack of books or stool and sit up straight, with your shoulders back. Wearing a support belt may also help.
  • Counselling. If back pain is related to stress, talking to a trusted friend or counsellor may be helpful.
  • Acupuncture. Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine in which thin needles are inserted into your skin at certain locations. Studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective in relieving low back pain during pregnancy. Check with your health care provider if you’re interested in trying it.

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Ponsonby Wellness Case Review

Case Review


Patient: 30+ female

Reason for seeing me: Dysmenorrhea (Painful menstruation)

Patients Notes & Diagnosis:

Recommended by her boyfriend to come to see me, I treated her boyfriend’s acute back pain with some very good results. She originally came to see me for weight problems, after consultation I found out that she had very bad period pains since she was 14 years old or for almost 20 years.

Irregular periods, blood dark and clotting, she needs to take pain killers for the first and second day of her periods to cope with the pain.

Check her tongue, body big, colour pale pulse also weak and deep plus metabolism very slow.


Treatment plan – improve her metabolism and improve her body qi, warm up her lower tummy (uterus area) after 10 sessions over 5 weeks, she lost 5kg no more period pains (100% gone)

Did a follow up a few weeks later no more period pains.

Patient: 40+ female

Reason for seeing me: Dysmenorrhea (Painful menstruation)

Patient Notes & Diagnosis:

She first came to my clinic to do a massage, she told me she’s nausea, dizzy and had anxiety. She always go to the gym and she felt healthy.

Check her tongue body, very greasy and had a crack in the middle of her tongue, she has lower red blood cells, it’s a family disorder. After treating her twice, nausea completely gone only mild dizziness when she gets up in a hurry and she’s happy with the progress.

Anxiety treatment is ongoing and will take some time to recover from it.