For more information about Traditional Chinese Medicine and how it works, please visit our blog and here for more about pulse diagnosis, here for more about tongue diagnosis and here for more about acupuncture and pain. At CGICM, the focus of treatment is on gynecology and obstetrics. This includes, but is certainly not limited to:
Infertility: according to the government of Canada, there is a 7%-8.5% rate of infertility of couples who have failed to conceive after two years. This translates into over a quarter of a million infertile couples. Traditional Chinese Medicine aims to treat the cause of infertility, whether it is fibrosis, endometriosis, infectious diseases or endocrinal imbalances. TCM is also often used in conjunction with Western medicine treatments, such as IVF, with great success. See our blog for more information and some of the latest research on TCM and infertility.
Morning Sickness: nausea, with or without vomiting can be one of the first symptoms of pregnancy, starting about 5 weeks after conception. TCM helps to calm the stomach and harmonize the pregnancy and this is how. TCM can also treat pregnancy related pain!
Miscarriage Prevention: In TCM, this includes early pregnancy loss, threatened pregnancy loss or recurrent pregnancy loss. TCM can help by supporting women with both physical and emotional aspects of these. And here is how.
Labor Support: This includes cervical ripening, inducing labor (if after 40 weeks), increasing contraction strength and frequency, pain management, back pain, anxiety, fear, fatigue, and midwife support. Chinese Medicine is a safe and effective therapy for many pregnancy related concerns.
Cramps: also known as painful periods or dysmenorrhea, is one of the most common medical issues in gynecology. Through acupuncture, herbs and moxibustion, TCM can help women by easing their pain. Visit our blog for more information!
Problem Periods: there are many different kinds of problem periods and TCM can help them all, from early periods and scanty periods to irregular periods, heavy bleeding periods, long periods, and late periods.
PMS: is a disorder that includes many symptoms such as irritability, susceptibility to rage, nervousness, edema, diarrhea, headache, and breast distention with pain. TCM aims to harmonize and soothe the body to help eliminate the discomfort of these symptoms.
Endometriosis: a disorder of endometrial lining escaping the endometrium is a common culprit of dysmenorrhea and infertility. TCM helps by improving blood flow and harmonizing the uterus and this is how.
Fibroids: these are the most common of gynecological neoplasms and develop due to an overgrowth of smooth muscle and connective tissue. TCM treatment can shrink the fibroids to help improve the overall condition of the uterus.
Menopause: a natural occurrence in life which can be accompanied by many undesirable symptoms such as emotional ups and downs, behavioral changes, hot flushes, sleep disorders, skin changes, decreased libido and abnormal uterine bleeding. TCM helps to balance the body so it can transition through menopause without the undesirable symptoms that can come with it. Visit our blog for more information on this great time of life!
Vaginal & Pelvic Infections: these include bacterial infections, trichomonal infections, candida infections, cervicitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease. Through acupuncture and the action of herbs, these diseases can also be eliminated. Visit our blog for more information about how Chinese Medicine treats vaginal and pelvic infections.
Cancer: Cancer is one of the diseases women are most worried about. Chinese Medicine can help prevent and conquer cancer though acupuncture and herbs. It can also help with the side effects of chemotherapy & radiation.
If you have any concerns not listed, please contact us, chances are we can help.