Women are given a great gift: the ability to give life. With this comes menstruation. Menstruation is often misconstrued as a total nuisance when it comes in the form of a painful or dysfunctional menstrual cycle. Women have been conditioned to think this is just the way it is, that it’s normal to suffer every month. In fact, painful periods are actually a sign of imbalance.
Many women are prescribed a one-size-fits-all treatment: hormonal birth control to manage any kind of painful or dysfunctional period (no period, early, late or irregular periods, extreme premenstrual symptoms, PCOS, heavy bleeding, etc.) Many women also depend on over-the-counter and/or prescription painkillers to manage their monthly cycle and are often unaware of other treatment modalities outside of hormonal intervention.
The good news is that Chinese medicine has been effectively treating and harmonizing women’s cycles for thousands of years through acupuncture, herbs, food, and lifestyle. Just because you are a woman does not inherently mean you must suffer every month. Often menstrual disharmony leads to suboptimal fertility. Whether you want to balance your hormones, have pain-free periods, or are trying to conceive, I can help you harmonize your body naturally and honor this sacred gift.