Menstrual irregularities can simply be explained as the abnormal occurrences in the menstrual cycles of women. They range from painful periods to heavy bleeding and painful cramping. According to Sweet, M. G., Schmidt-Dalton, T. A., Weiss, P. M., & Madsen, K. P. (20120), menstrual irregularities are known to pop up in between 9% and 14% of women who are within […]
Among many other traditional Chinese remedies, acupuncture is undoubtedly one of the most progressive natural alternative medicines that can be used exclusively or complementary to other treatments. Studies into the efficacy of acupuncture in treating common to complex ailments have made a solid case for its use. While it may seem new to other spheres in the world, acupuncture has […]
Many people think that I am against western medicine, against western doctors and against western hospitals and other western health care facilities. I’m not. Trust me, I may have come to age in a counter culture society, but I would not want to be treated for a heart attack on the side of the road, or have a broken limb treated […]
Infertility is classified as the inability to conceive a child after trying to do so for a year or more, affecting as many as 1 in 8 couples. Both men and women may have a medical condition that prohibits conception, such as polycystic ovarian disease (PCOS), low sperm count or motility, irregular menstruation, and endometriosis. Although the Western names of […]
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in general excel in the treatment of myriad hormonal conditions that are linked to infertility. Acupuncture has helped many women with varied fertility problems eventually conceive and give birth to healthy babies. Premature ovarian failure, abbreviated as POF, is the malfunctioning of the ovary before a woman hits 40 years of age. POF is mainly […]
The term pelvic inflammatory disease, abbreviated as PID, is used to describe all kinds of inflammations or infections that occur along the female genital tract such as the fallopian tubes, the ovaries, cervix, uterus and pelvic tissues. The inflammation and swelling usually cause the uterus and other reproductive organs to be scarred, which often results to infertility.
Pregnancy is an incredible journey that comes with a few bumps (pun intended) at every stage. Though some women experience a smooth sailing, a great number suffer from a range of ailments from as simple as nausea to complications like pre-eclampsia or depression. In addition to the prodding and raging hormones, the aches and pains associated with this period can […]
Endometriosis, also called “endo,” is a condition where endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus and forms tumor-like nodules. Endometrium is the tissue that normally lines the uterus or womb, but in endometriosis it is often located on the ovary or on the pelvic peritoneum–even on the bowels or umbilicus. These pieces of tissue outside the uterus bleed each month when […]