Integrative Gynecology Using Acupuncture Providence, RI
Acupuncture has been used for various gynecological diseases over the years. This treatment has accumulated a lot of experience from a number of long-term clinical practices along with its uniqueness when regarding a methodological view point.
Acupuncture is associated with a treatment that involves inserting needles into various “acupoints” along the body in order to gain therapeutic purposes. But how does this treatment work on curing diseases? This treatment is based on the theory behind the meridians and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
This theory is based on methods of treatment that involve eliminating pathogens and balancing restoration by a process of reinforcing the resistance in the body.
This balance of restoration is believed to be the needles that are placed into the acupoints that will correspond with various diseases and restore imbalances in energy flow or better known as the Yin and Yang, which results in reestablishing harmony inside the body.
The elimination of certain pathogens due to reinforcement of resistance is caused from certain techniques used on specific acupoints that prompt metabolites and pathogen factors to leave the body.
When it comes to Western medicine for treating pathogens and bacteria, antibiotics are used and the removal of organic diseases with surgery.
Acupuncture on the other uses a “balanced” adjustment approach, whereby Western medicine used a confront-and-kill approach. Even though these approaches differ drastically, Traditional Chinese Medicine really complements Western approaches well.
For example, when treating a common type of gynecological disease such as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, repeated application or prolonged use of several antibiotics typically lead to no significant results. This is due to long-term antibiotic use will lead to a higher tolerance from the disease that will reduce its efficacy.
Acupuncture can encourage the body to use the antibiotic in a useful way.
From various medical literature journals, treatments that involve acupuncture along with Chinese Medicine often include: balance restoration (Invigoration of the Ren Meridian), reinforcing resistance in the body (Tonification of the Kidney Qi), elimination of pathogens (eliminating dampness and heat clearing) have all been highly effective in offering various women relief from a number of gynecological issues.
Acupuncture treatments are also extremely useful for women who may be allergic to certain types of antibiotics, or experience dangerous side-effects from HRT (hormone replacement therapy) and when surgical treatment has been regarded as inappropriate. Various endocrine disorders and gynecological diseases have extremely strong correlations.
From the view of Traditional Chinese Medicine, these types of disorders and diseases are the direct result of an imbalance of energy flow or Yin and Yang.
The balance restoration methods used with acupuncture allows the body to produce its abilities in self-regulating. This result in transforming the human body from a pathological state into a state of function that is harmonious.
Over and above the methodological pros of acupuncture treatments possess for a number of gynecological disorders, Traditional Chinese Medicine possess a very unique understanding in specific areas such as fertility, pregnancy, leukorrhea and menstruation.
These types of understandings are associated with the mechanism involved in menstruation, the association with the organs with menstruation, and the association with the Qi/Blood and menstruation along with the relationship between the menstruation and the meridian. This relationship with the meridian offers a unique guidance for the treatment of many gynecological diseases.
Some of the popular gynecological disorders that are treated with acupuncture today include: chronic pelvic inflammatory diseases, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, infertility, menopausal syndrome, amenorrhea, menstrual cycle disorders, premenstrual syndrome and dysfunctional uterine bleeding.
Any of the problems listed above should be seen to by a qualified gynecologist before seeking further treatment that involves holistic approaches such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture.
Uterine Fibroids, Menopause, Excessive Menstrual Bleeding & Anemia
When I first came, I had uterine fibroids and at menopause I was experiencing excessive menstrual bleeding and I was anemic due to that situation.
The acupuncture controlled the bleeding within a very short time, enabled me to go through menopause with very few other symptoms and shrank the fibroids. I was able to stop taking the combination of hormones being prescribed for menstrual bleeding and did not have to take iron for anemia.
I have continued to come for quarterly appointments to maintain my health. I am rarely ill and take no prescription medications – just Chinese herbs and general vitamins.
I’ve learned that not all MD’s are understanding of acupuncture and it is important for me to make the judgments about their recommended treatments. Had I relied on medical opinion initially, I would have had a hysterectomy and would be taking hormones.
— Sue A., Norton, MA