Qi for Life Acupuncture clinic has over 20 years experiencing in treating Gynaecological issues. We have seen alot of women with the following conditions:
Endometriosis is a painful gynaecological disorder where the lining of the uterus also grows outside the uterus. This endometrial tissue resembling chocolate cysts is often found in the ovaries and fallopian tubes causing issues with fertility for women. Over time, this endometrial tissue also can get inflamed and cause scarring or adhesions.
Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for endometriosis and can relieve pain and improve quality of life for endometriosis sufferers. A study was done based on a randomised clinical trial observing the effects of acupuncture on chronic pelvic pain (CPP), dyspareunia (or painful sex), and quality of life in women with endometriosis. This study concluded that acupuncture is beneficial and had long lasting effects for reducing chronic pelvic pain and painful intercourse; as well as improving the quality of life of women with endometriosis. 
According to the theories of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), endometriosis is known as “blood
stagnation and phlegm”. Due to the formation of abdominal lumps that resemble chocolate cysts.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine can help give you relief from pain by moving and
balancing the QI or energy and improving the blood circulation around the pelvic area.
For this condition we may recommend acupuncture in combination with abdominal massage or Chi Nei Tsang (CNT).
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) often have problems with regularity of their menstrual cycle, acne, excessive hair growth, excess weight and infertility. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is where the ovaries have many cysts or follicles that often don’t grow to produce viable eggs. It is due to this that ovulation does not always occur once a month like it should; resulting in irregular menstrual cycles where menstruation occurs less frequently of longer than 28 days. Some women have amenorrhoea or no periods for months or even years!
Western medical treatment can include a healthy lifestyle, hormone therapy and other medications such as Chlomid, but, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, are natural ways of bringing the menstrual cycle back to 28 -30days hence increasing chances of ovulation, conception and pregnancy.
Acupuncture focuses on re –establishing the function of the ovaries so that the eggs can
ripen and be released from the ovary to be fertilized. In order to induce ovulation a selection
of specific acupuncture points are used and been proven in studies to be effective in increasing ovulation rates. Also, acupuncture is known to stimulate the secretion of Endorphins or feel-good hormones as well as Melatonin and Serotonin making you feel more relaxed in general.
A regular menstrual cycle indicates good functioning of the ovaries and balanced hormones. A 28 day cycle with ovulation happening about on day 14 is the ideal regular cycle. Acupuncture may help regulate the menstrual by improving the energy and blood circulation to the uterus and ovaries.
During the period we use acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to dispel all of the blood out of the uterus. At ovulation time acupuncture or electroacupuncture moves the energy and blood flow in the ovaries and fallopian tubes in order to promote ovulation if it is not occurring.
Acupuncture also helps reduce stress and this is beneficial to regulating the menstrual cycle because stress can delay ovulation making your cycle longer than 28 days. By doing acupuncture we also aim to balance the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Ovarian (HPO) axis which is the communication between the brain and the ovaries which in turn regulates your hormonal levels.
Painful Periods (dysmennorrhoea)
Midcycle bleeding is an issue we sometimes see in women who come to our clinic for gynaecological issues or fertility support acupuncture. Midcycle bleeding or spotting may be caused by a drop in estrogen which can happen around ovulation, sexual intercourse, endometriosis or implantation bleeding. Whatever the cause, we will diagnose the cause of your problem according to the principles of TCM, through examination of tongue and pulse, and by determining where you are in your cycle and when the bleeding is happening.
If you have one of the above conditions give us a call on 3399 5337 or book in by clicking on the
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Acupuncture and Chinese herbs.