1. Menstrual Disorders|Dysmenorrhea|Amenorrhea
ANNIE TIANG TCM use Acupuncture and Medications for menstrual disorder. Besides herbal medicine, acupuncture and massage are two other widely used healing tools in traditional Chinese medicine. Although both traditional Chinese medicine and conventional Western medicine aim to achieve the same goal -- restart the periods and restore the normal cycle, a significant difference exists between these two modalities. Traditional Chinese medicine stimulates the body to regulate its naturally occurring hormones and restore the normal hormone function, while conventional Western medicine restores the function of the thalamus-pituitary-ovary axis through the use of artificial hormones. The following clinical study shows that they have very different long-lasting effects.
2. Gynecology inflammation|Increased vaginal discharge|Candidiasis
In Chinese medicine, balance is the most important concept in maintaining health. Yin and Yang, the eternal opposites of the universe, also form the basic substance of our bodies. They must be in balance for us to be in good health. It is the same for the yeast cells and bacteria in our bodies: too many yeast cells, and a condition of candidiasis results; too many bacteria, and infection can be present, symptoms such as a white, cheesy vaginal discharge, genital itching, or vaginitis might occur.
A Two-Step Treatment Plan with Chinese Medicine
Step 1. Cleansing
In Chinese medicine, a thorough cleansing is the first step in dealing with candidiasis. When our systems are full of the waste, phlegm and toxins, which contribute to yeast overgrowth, clearing them out of the system, is necessary. "The constitutional energy is endangered when an internalized evil is there."
Step 2. Tonifying
After the waste, toxins, and phlegm have been cleared out of our systems, we then have to tonify our bodies, repairing the damage and restoring the balance, or the pathological factor will return. "If sufficient vital energy exists, a pathological factor cannot attack us"
3. Infertility Treatment
Infertility is a big problem for many couples these days up to 25% of Singapore couples are considered to be infertile. Once a couple decides to embark on fertility therapy with conventional Western medicine, they often face years of expensive, time-consuming and frustrating treatments. The introduction and popularization of traditional Chinese medicine in this country, however, provides new options for infertile couples. Chinese medicine has a long tradition of treating infertility in both men and women, and anecdotal success stories are a significant part of Chinese gynecology/obstetrics textbooks.
A standard definition of infertility is: "failure to achieve conception after a year or more of regular sexual activity with no contraceptive use." Infertility is also the inability to carry a pregnancy to full term. In Chinese medical theory, the Kidney is the internal organ, which is responsible for reproduction, growth, and aging. When Kidney energy is insufficient to support normal growth and development, or becomes depleted by lifestyle factors such as poor diet, overwork, or excessive sexual activity, many health problems can result, including infertility. Kidney Deficiency is the most common cause of infertility. Other patterns that can result in infertility are Liver Qi Stagnation, Blood Stasis or Deficiency, and Dampness with Phlegm or Heat. In Western terms, Chinese medicine has a high success rate with functional infertility, which results from factors such as hormone imbalances, endocrine gland disorders, and emotional problems. Chinese medicine can also significantly improve some structural infertility problems, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, vaginitis, ovary dysfunction, and immune-system-related infertility.
4. Menopausal Symptoms
Based on our study and observations, we should say that it is a combination of diet, acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine that is the determining factor in maintaining the health of Asian women through menopause.
Acupuncture. To achieve the most effective level of treatment, acupuncture is combined with Chinese herbal medicine. There are very few women who does not respond well to acupuncture treatments. Many feel an improvement after just a few sessions. A good example is Sue, a 53-year-old schoolteacher who came to my clinic this summer. She began menopause early, at age 43, and was put on hormone replacement therapy by her doctor. Then she developed breast cancer and went through a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. After that, her doctor would not t resume hormone replacement therapy, and Sue's menopausal symptoms became severe. She had daily headaches, night sweats, and hot flashes every twenty minutes. She was unable to sleep through the night, and had to get up to change her sweat-soaked nightgown at least once a night. Her emotions were volatile, and she became irritated or began crying under the slightest stress. When she came to see me, she was in great distress because she felt that it would be impossible for her to resume teaching in September. After her first acupuncture treatment, her hot flashes and sweating decreased noticeably, and she slept through the night for the first time in a year. After a month of bi-weekly treatments, the hot flashes, headaches, and night sweats were gone, and Sue began her teaching year. Now Sue comes in for treatments once or twice a month, to manage stress-related symptoms.
I am seeing more women who are referred by their gynecologists for acupuncture. The scientific evidence that corroborates the ancient practices of traditional Chinese medicine is mounting up, giving women who want an alternative to hormone therapy real hope.
Chinese Herbal Medicine. Most women in China are evaluated by a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner well before they reach menopause. In Chinese medicine theory, women with certain deficiencies or imbalances of the body are at risk to develop severe menopausal symptoms in the future. If a practitioner saw a younger woman who showed signs of Kidney Yin Deficiency, for example, he would project that she would be likely to have a difficult time at menopause unless the deficiency was corrected. Many of the most valuable Chinese herbal formulas are designed to be tonics for Chi, Blood, Yang, or Yin, and can be used on a regular basis with no adverse side effects. A woman who displayed symptoms of Yin Deficiency, such as insomnia or heart palpitations, would be recommended to take a Yin tonic formula. The practitioner can tell by the signs which internal organ is most affected by the deficiency, and will recommend a tonic which is formulated specifically for that organ. A time-tested formula for Kidney Yin Deficiency, often given to menopausal and pre-menopausal women is Kidney Yin Tonic.
Ancient Chinese have always placed great emphasis on treating conditions specific to women, recognizing that women have unique anatomical structures and physiological functions that warrant a specialized discipline. Today, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has evolved greatly to meet the needs of the modern women. At ANNIE TIANG TCM, our professionals are here to provide these remedies to empower women in achieving holistic health and wellness.
Also , Acupuncture may increase a couple’s chances of conception. The treatment process not only helps patients to de-stress, it also improves blood flow to the reproduction and strengthen the uterine lining that is vital for good quality embryo and successful implantation.
The ANNIE TIANG TCM Acupuncture for Fertility is to improve ovulation, uterine blood flow and endometrial development for conception.
To warm the kidney, nourished the blood, reinforce and regulate vital energy to prepare the uterus for a successful pregnancy. All the programme will focus on “Warming “the uterus by nourishing the blood and reinforcing vital energy for a healthy pregnancy.