Gynecology is the field of medicine that focuses on the female reproductive system. Obstetrics focuses on the treatment of women during pregnancy, labor, childbirth and postpartum. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been successfully used in these areas for millenia. For centuries, doctors practised, explored and consolidated knowledge of women's health concerns which evolved into the powerful healing modality it is today.
Conditions such as endometriosis, fertility challenges, menopause, painful menstruation, PCOS, PMS, postpartum challenges and pregnancy-related conditions can deeply impact a woman's life. TCM provides health-based solutions without unwanted side effects. TCM can also greatly improve quality of life, reduce pain, often resolve ailments altogether, and can be applied in conjunction with allopathic medicine. For a more detailed list of conditions treatable by TCM, please see below.
From a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) perspective, growing a baby is like growing a garden - we must nourish the soil before planting the seed. Bodies require adequate nourishment and balance to flourish and TCM intends to establish a healthy, nourished, balanced bodily environment conducive to conception.
TCM uses a whole-woman approach to treat the individual holistically, considering all aspects of her health - body, mind, and spirit. Research studies show that TCM can substantially increase conception.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine strongly influence the endocrine and reproductive systems; therefore, they address many health concerns that can hinder fertility.
Whether the intention is to boost fertility naturally or with the aid of fertility treatments (IVF, ART or IUI), acupuncture and herbal medicine can help:
Balance the endocrine system & hormones
Decrease side-effects of western medicines
Improve ovarian function & egg quality & quantity
Lower the chance of miscarriage
Mediate the release of neurotransmitters that affect reproductive hormones
Reduce stress by boosting the production of stress-inhibiting chemicals
Stimulate blood flow to the uterus & reproductive organs, thereby increasing the chances of conception
Thicken the uterine lining to promote implantation
Even without fertility challenges, many women come for pre-conception care to nourish themselves and create and optimal environment to grow a baby.
TCM works to balance the delicate interplay of the body that occurs throughout each menstrual cycle, helping a woman produce healthy eggs and prepare her uterus to be an optimal nest for a baby to flourish.
Acupuncture, herbs, lifestyle, dietary shifts, and emotional support are included as part of a holistic care plan catered to individual needs.