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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine for Painful Menstrual Periods

Menstrual cramps are one of my favorite conditions to treat in my clinical practice because acupuncture & Chinese Medicine can provide extremely successul results. As many as half of menstruating women are affected by painful menstrual cramps (also known as dysmenorrhea). Of these women, about 10% have severe dysmenorrhea, which greatly limits activities for one Read more about Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine for Painful Menstrual Periods[…]

Postpartum Mother Warming to Benefit Recovery from Childbirth

How does Mother Warming help postpartum recovery? Mother warming (sometimes referred to as mother roasting) is a treatment given to women starting at four or five days following childbirth and in the weeks to follow to aid in postpartum recovery. It aims to replenish the Qi (energy) and blood that is lost with pregnancy and Read more about Postpartum Mother Warming to Benefit Recovery from Childbirth[…]

The Amazing Herbal Formula for Postpartum Health: Sheng Hua Tang

There’s a brilliant Chinese herbal formula that’s given to women after giving birth called Sheng Hua Tang. The name means “generating and transforming decoction” or “Giving birth” decoction. It’s a standard herbal medicine in China and Taiwan taken for one to two weeks immediately following childbirth. This is the most popular postpartum formula. Pregnancy and Read more about The Amazing Herbal Formula for Postpartum Health: Sheng Hua Tang[…]

Acupuncture for Cervical Ripening & Labour Induction

Midwives and obstetricians are increasingly referring their patients to Chinese medicine doctors to perform acupuncture to help get their bodies ready for childbirth.  Stories about how acupuncture helped ease the birth passage and stimulate contractions are well documented in Chinese history because it indeed gives great results! According to traditional Chinese medicine, at the end Read more about Acupuncture for Cervical Ripening & Labour Induction[…]

Case Study: Constipation, Stress and Menstrual Cramps

Case study: 34 year old female presenting with constipation, stress, and menstrual cramps Sarah presented with a recent onset of constipation for the last three months, more pronounced in the second half of her menstrual cycle. She would go two to three days without a bowel movement and it was painful and pebble-like. She occasionally Read more about Case Study: Constipation, Stress and Menstrual Cramps[…]