Balancing the Hormonal Cycle
and Menstruation

Chinese Medicine Offers an Effective Approach for Hormonal Balance

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine offer a unique and gentle approach to healing by balancing the energetic system and stimulating optimal function of targeted physiologic responses, while supporting the health of the mind-body and reducing the effects of stress. Especially valuable in the treatment of women’s health disorders, acupuncture and herbs treat both symptoms and the root imbalance. Blockages are removed by stimulating the movement of qi and blood, while deficiencies that have occurred from depletion over time are nourished and vitalized.

Throughout the menstrual cycle, changes in reproductive physiology are matched by energetic changes, with fluctuations of yin, yang, qi and blood reflected in the various phases of the cycle. Examining these changes in the follicular, ovulatory, luteal, and menstrual phases allows for a detailed view of a woman’s reproductive cycle, and treatment that promotes a healthy cycle, menstruation, and a balanced, smooth transition throughout the month.

Hormonal and Menstrual Imbalances Commonly Treated Include:

• Amenorrhea
• Cervical dysplasia
• Chronic vaginal infections
• Chronic urinary tract infections
• Dysmenorrhea
• Emotional stress
• Endometriosis
• Fibrocystic breasts
• Heavy or excessively long periods
• Hormonal irregularities
• Irregular menstruation
• Migraine headaches
• PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)