All of these symptoms are uncomfortable and inconvenient but others, such as weight gain, can lead to more serious secondary conditions like cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and breast and colon cancer.
Acupuncture and Oriental herbal medicine have a long history of dealing effectively with these conditions. For centuries Asian women have avoided menopausal weight gain and decreased related symptoms with acupuncture, herbs and a well balanced diet.
Acupuncture treats both the cause and symptoms by addressing imbalances within the body. It can raise serotonin levels and stimulate the vagus nerve to reduce hunger and craving; it can effect the pituitary gland and hormone system to harmonise changes to the hormone levels; it can help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to reduce urinary incontinence; it can harmonise metabolism and bowel function and it can balance and calm the emotions and nervous system.
The most important approach is to create a harmonised environment for these changes to happen, and individual treatment plans will be devised for each person's needs and imbalances.
Traditional Oriental medicine aims to promote and restore good health in women of all ages. The key to treating women’s health issues usually lies in rebalancing the Kidney Qi , which governs the female reproductive system. Additionally, Liver and Spleen energy needs to be supported. Liver energy being in charge of storing blood and Spleen energy (digestive energy) being responsible for producing healthy blood. There is a myriad of problems relating to women’s health, that Oriental medicine is able to address.
Menstrual disorders are very common amongst women of all ages. In Oriental medicine, the regulation of the menstruation plays a vital part in the healthy physiological function of the female body.
Problems can include irregular bleeding, cramping and pain, a heavy flow and clotting. These symptoms may be caused by physical as well as functional issues (hormonal imbalances) or/and stress, diet and lifestyle factors.
Regular acupuncture treatments are effective in treating menstrual pain relating to PCOS, endometriosis and chronic, intense period pain. Treatments help to balance hormones, metabolism and restore mental function as well as emotional harmony.
Other beneficial effects include the treatment of Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), low libido, weight problems and hormonal migraines, all of which are successful indications of Oriental medicine.
Prior to, during and post-menopause there are many changes going on in a woman's body as the hormone system adjusts. The main hormones associated with female fertility, estrogen and progesterone, both start to reduce at this stage and the fluctuated levels of these hormones can create a cascade of effects including - hot flushes and nights sweats; reduced muscle tone; weight gain; urinary incontinence; mood swings as well as changes in sexual desire and performance. Each woman will experience these changes differently.
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Ondol Clinic Location: 129 Sylvan Road, Toowong, Q 4066 | Phone: (07) 3371 0100 | Website: www.ondol.com.au | Ondol Oriental Medicine Clinic © 2015 | Designed by Roz Stokes Design Design
Ondol Clinic Location: 129 Sylvan Road, Toowong, Q 4066 | Phone: (07) 3371 0100 | Website: www.ondol.com.au | Ondol Oriental Medicine Clinic © 2015 | Designed by Roz Stokes Design