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Enhancing Women’s Health with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Enhancing Women’s Health with Traditional Chinese Medicine

The United Nations has been celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8 every year since 1975, and it is important to pay attention to women’s health on this special day.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, men and women have basically the same pattern of activity in the internal organs, meridians, Qi and Blood of the human body. However, women have very special physiological differences.

Women go through different stages in their lives, and each stage has different health problems. Because of this specificity, we treat them in a special way.

Major History of TCM Gynecology


What Is Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be traced back approximately 2,500 years. This treatment method is said to have been discovered accidentally by Chinese ancestors while healing with stones. Now it developed into a mature medical therapy and is widely used in different medical fields.

Acupuncture is inserting a very thin, single-use needle into certain points of the body for alleviate symptoms, cure diseases or for prevention purposes. The process is safe and hygienic.


How Does Acupuncture Help In Women’s Health?

As proven by scientific studies, acupuncture has very good effects in healing irregular periods, painful periods, menopause, infertility, supporting IVF, and relieving symptoms during pregnancy, etc.

The main mechanism of acupuncture:



Acupuncture influences the communication between the brain and reproductive system (hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis) to regulate hormonal imbalances with regular treatments.


PMS – stabilize hormone fluctuations every month to help regulate the menstrual cycle, better predict ovulation date, and alleviate the symptoms of PMS.


Menopause – slows down the sudden and obvious lack of estrogen, and enhances hormone production to help relieve conditions related to stress.


Pregnancy – Improves circulation, growth of the endometrium, and follicular development.



A great number of studies support that acupuncture can change the release and content of brain and body chemicals. By triggering specific acupoints, different kinds of endogenous opioids are released into the body for repair and reducing pain and irritation.


Recently, the anti-inflammatory effect of acupuncture has been proven by the Harvard research team (1). This effect can be observed in acupuncture treatment for painful periods (dysmenorrhea), endometriosis, pelvic inflammation, intercourse pain, labor pain, back pain in pregnancy etc.


More benefits and effects of acupuncture have been shown in helping different health conditions. Acupuncture focuses on overall health and wellness, thus the effects are not only enhancing the reproductive system, but also improve the whole biological system. Acupuncture doctors will prepare an individual treatment plan depending on your situation during consultation.


The best healing can be reached with regular treatment (twice a week) for 3 to 6 weeks.


Body & Soul Medical Clinics have several TCM doctors with extensive experience in gynecology and internal medicine. They combine herbal medicines and acupuncture to provide effective and holistic treatment.

Please scan the QR code below and send CODE “Mandarin Inn” to get a 30% off for the first medical consultation in March (only for the non-insurance patient) with them.



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