Thus, the most important acupuncture points for gynecological conditions are on the liver meridian.
In case of painful menstruation, very often the treatment will have a goal to relieve spasms of servix, eliminate stagnant energy in pelvis, regulate blood pressure in pelvis, relax uterus, and decrease reactivity of nervous system.
Short (1-2 days), weak and rare (every 2-3 months) menstruations often happen as a result of emptiness of the liver meridian and kidneys, because the lower part of the body was exposed to cold. The objective will be to tonify specific points of the meridians in the lower part of the body.
Excessive menstruation and uterine bleeding are related to the syndrome of emptiness of liver and kidneys. Tests must be performed to check for possible tumor or endometriosis. Tonifying techniques and moxa therapy will be used.
Ancient doctors attributed absence of menstruation to the combination of the syndrome of emptiness of the kidney meridian (as a result of exposure to cold and fear), liver ( depression), lungs (sorrow and anxiety), and spleen (physical and emotional exhaustion). Amonorrhea (absence of menstruation) can be a consequence of many factors like dysfunction of kidneys, blood, heart, ovaries, thyroid gland, rheumatism, etc., so a thorough medical examination is required. Acupuncture is effective if dysfunction of menstrual cycle is hormonal.
Early climax is associated with premature deficiency of ovaries, and as a result menopause happens at the age of 30-35, accompanied by cardiovascular, neuropsychiatric and metabolistic disorders. Tonifying techniques and moxabustion will be administered.
Infertility of the hormonal origin is addressed with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. It is better to start an acupuncture treatment several days before ovulation, and during ovulation moxabustion will be used. If possible, treatments need to be administered every other day. Very often due to busy life a client can come for acupuncture once a week. Then for the rest of the week Chinese herbs are prescribed. A client is asked to keep an ovulation chart. Chinese medicine is a natural way to regulate ovulation- the very first step needed to get pregnant.
Vaginal itching refers to the syndrome of emptiness of the meridians of liver and lungs. Sedating techniques and moxabustion are often used.
Vaginal discharge can be a symptom of different gynecological disorders, so one should consult with a gynecologist. Ancient Chinese doctors differentiated pathological vaginal discharge into inflammatory and noniflammatory.
Non-iflammatory discharge was associated with physical and emotional exhaustion, pale complexion with dark circles around the eyes and pain in the sacrum. This combination of symptoms come from the syndrome of emptiness of the kidney meridian. Inflammatory discharge is related to the syndrome of fullness of liver. The painful points on the liver meridian are identified and sedated.
Endometritis (inflammation of the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus) is related to the syndrome of emptiness of the liver meridian in combination with fullness of the gallbladder meridian. To restore the balance, points on the liver meridian are tonified and points on the gallbladder meridian are sedated. Adnexitis will have a similar treatment strategy.
Acupuncture can be used in birthing: as a painkiller, to slow down premature contractions, to stimulate contractions, to stop bleeding. Difficulties in lactation are connected to the syndrome of emptiness of liver and stimulating techniques are used. In case of excessive lactation (the syndrome of fullness of liver), sedating techniques are used.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are beneficial for increasing sexual desire, vibrancy and overall sexual health.
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