Menstrual Disorders

Menstruation need not be painful.

A healthy, well-balanced woman will menstruate about every 25-31 days for 5-7 days. There will be no discomforts – physical or emotional – before, during, or after her period. However, there are many imbalances that manifest themselves as painful or uncomfortable.

Chinese Herbs Relieve Menstrual Pain Better than Drugs. Chinese herbal medicine appears to be more effective at relieving menstrual cramps and pain than pharmaceutical drugs, according to a new study conducted by Australian researchers and published in the journal Cochrane Library.  Read more

TCM Can Relieve Painful Periods.  A recent German study published in the February, 2008 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology confirms that acupuncture can relieve a woman of her menstrual pain.  Read more

TCM Can Help Women Overcome Endometriosis, a Major Cause of Infertility. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, endometriosis affects approximately 5 to 7 million American women. Endometriosis has been labeled by some doctors as “the career woman’s disease” because of its high correlation with increased stress levels.  Read more

Uterine Fibroids and Chinese Medicine.   One in 5 women will be diagnosed with uterine fibroids  (myomas).  Onset is in the woman’s 30’s-40’s with 25-50% of women of childbearing age.  Some types of fibroids can adversely affect fertility.  Read more