Chinese Medicine and acupuncture excel in naturally treating women’s health conditions, drug and surgery free. Here at Quiescence, it is an area of health we are passionate about.
As women we first become aware of our reproductive health and potential at menarche however it is not something we tend to give much thought to until we are trying to conceive. It is easy to get through most of our reproductive life on the pill and taking painkillers but when this stops being a viable, or desirable, option there seems to be little else readily available.
Over the years we have used both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to successfully help many women suffering from gynaecological conditions including:
- Pre-menstrual tension
- painful periods
- heavy bleeding
- irregular cycles
- amenorrhoea (no periods)
- hormonal acne
Many of us have no idea of what a normal period looks like so if you are interested this is what Chinese Medicine considers to be normal:
Your period ideally starts during the night of the 27th day, or the morning of the 28th day (although a regular cycle between 26 and 30 days long, is still considered normal). The menstrual blood starts fresh red and at a moderate flow. The flow continues to get heavier over the next couple of days. On the heaviest day, the flow should require a regular sanitary napkin/ tampon to be changed approximately every 3 hours. It should then taper off and finish cleanly, still fresh red in colour.
There should be NO clots, pain, bloating, mood changes, sore breasts, increased vaginal discharge, headaches or fatigue before, during or after.
If you are interested in more detailed information about the different stages of the menstrual cycle, and what you can do to improve your menstrual health, please read our menstrual health blog entries.