We are often asked how we tackle women's health issues, especially period pain, peri-menopause or menopause. Chinese Medicine sees all your symptoms as connected. With this in mind we will ask you about your menstrual cycle. Some of the question may seem odd initially but the answers you give allow us to understand the reasons behind your period pain or women's health concern.
Some of the questions we ask are:
Handy Remedies - If you have period pain
Apply a wheat bag or hot water bottle to your lower back and abdomen
Stretch and relax your ligaments and tendons. Sometimes we tighten up and contract as a result of pain, remembering to soften and relax your muscles.
Wear loose fitting clothes
The Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence (Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine) found NHMRC Level I evidence for
Acupuncture for the management of acute pain for primary Dysmenorrhoea (1).
1. Schug SA, Palmer GM, Scott DA, Halliwell R, Trinca J. Acute pain management: scientificevidence, fourth edition, 2015. The Medical journal of Australia. 2016;204(8):315-7.