Chinese Medicine and acupuncture has a long history of treating menstrual health conditions, drug and surgery free. Here at Quiescence, it is an area of health we are passionate about for both women and non-binary folk.
The true strength Chinese Medicine has to offer is the importance it places on seeing the intricacies of each individual. How well the body is functioning day to day will give us an indication of why certain symptoms are appearing in your cycle. We focus on the quality and consistency of blood flow, levels of pain, emotional states, premenstrual symptoms, digestion, sleep and energy levels to guide our treatments.
We find that a combination of herbal medicine and acupuncture is the most effective way to support the symptoms of a variety of gynecological conditions including:
So what’s a normal period anyway?
It’s no secret many of us have no idea of what a normal flow looks like. So if you are interested this is what Chinese Medicine considers to be normal:
Your menstrual flow ideally starts during the night of the 27th day or the morning of the 28th day, although a cycle between 26 and 30 days is still considered normal so long as it’s regular. 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 around day five.
Ideally there should be NO clots, pain, bloating, mood changes, sore breasts, increased vaginal discharge, headaches or fatigue before, during or after.
To support your menstrual health we are likely to use both herbal medicine and acupuncture. Treatments would start on a weekly basis, then progress to fortnightly once we have a good picture of how your body is responding. Once you feel like your symptoms are well managed we then move to a monthly maintenance treatment program.
Our blog also has some great resources on this topic:
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