A Holistic Women’s Health Clinic
Natural support during your life’s health and wellness journey as you continually transform throughout your life.
A woman’s first major transformation begins with a young girl evolving into a woman at puberty with the beginning of the monthly moon or menstrual cycle. This is called menarche.
Menarche is the onset of a young woman’s period. For some young girls the transformation is easy, for others it may be fraught with pain and the influences of fluctuating hormonal changes. It is common in the first year for periods to be irregular.
However some young women have terrible pain and heavy bleeding and are often put on the contraceptive pill to regulate their period.
Chinese medicine offers a natural way of treating menstrual issues using acupuncture and herbal medicine to regulate periods, stop pain and reduce heavy bleeding.
Menstrual Issues and Pain
It is not normal to experience pain with our periods. It is common – yes. But this does not mean it is normal. Pain is a messenger. It is telling us something is out of balance and needs to be addressed. Taking pain medication is not fixing the problem, only masking it. Yet many women, every month, take pain medication to help them get through their menstrual time. If you are experiencing pain in your cycle, Chinese medicine may be able to help you.
If you are suffering from heavy bleeding, blooding, spotting at different times in your cycle, vaginal discharge, ovarian cysts, Chinese medicine is a natural way to address problems associated with your reproduction organs.
The next major transformation the first sexual experience. Here we mature and find our identify, crafting our own destiny in life.
Motherhood is a time of immense joy and can also be a time of immense frustration, anxiety and stress. Our society is a society of business and mothers often are caring for the needs of their family and putting their own needs last. However mothers need rest, rejuvenation and recovery.
There are many famous Chinese herbal formulas used for mothers to help with stress, anxiety, worry, sleeping difficulties and exhaustion.
Menopause, perimenopause and beyond
In our 40’s and 50’s we begin to go through changes while approaching menopause and this transformation may go on for years. While some women sail through this metamorphosis without symptoms, others may experience heat signs, insomnia, anxiety, weight gain, and/or dryness.
Many women do not even know what to expect when they stop getting their periods. And the onset of the symptoms can be so overwhelming. All of a sudden they aren’t sleeping, they are hot and then cold, sweating so much they need to change. There are many physical symptoms. There are also the emotional issues of anxiety, grief of feeling they have lost their womanhood, a loss of libido. Actually women form different cultures can have completely different symptoms.
Menopause is also a time of becoming for women. In traditional societies, women having gone through menopause were revered. They are now the wise women, holders of wisdom and knowledge. It is a time for women to truly embody their own truth. It is a time for self – exploration and self liberation. A time for freedom.
Chinese medicine can help guide the transformation of menopause and teach women to age gracefully and experience their second spring.
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Mei Hua in Mandarin means ‘Plum Blossom’ and in nature symbolises the start of the transformation of winter into spring, beautifying the bleak winter landscape with exquisite pink blossoms. Just like the transformations in nature, our bodies also change, bloom and mature.