State of Grace

ACUPUNCTURE * CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE * STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION

State of Grace

Women’s Health

TCM aims at supporting health, relieving symptoms and improving quality of life

dreamstime_5182324‘Trying to conceive without success for eighteen months was undoubtedly the most frustrating and frightening time of my life. Just as I was ready to despair, I discovered Tyler. The treatment was wonderful but more than anything it was how she took the time to talk me through various issues I was having, something the nurses and doctors weren’t willing to do. When I did become pregnant I one day experienced some spotting. Tyler was at my house within six hours, I don’t know what I would have done without her that day. I’m happy to say i’m now 14 weeks pregnant and over the moon. Thank you Tyler for everything,
Karen, fertlity support

‘ I always looked forward to my treatment with Tyler as I felt I could discuss anything with her and always gain valuable advice. I found the acupuncture really helpful it encouraged me to relax and meditate, which I think proved extremely useful when I was trying to get pregnant, something which Tyler has helped me with twice now. I also went to see Tyler while I was pregnant to assist with a blood condition which also proved invaluable. I have recommended Tyler to a number of my friends and my mother also sees her. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Tyler especially if you have never had acupuncture or taken Chinese herbs, her attention to detail and methodical approach means that you feel entirely at ease – which is exactly what you need to get better and achieve what you want!
Natalia, fertility support for 2 children, plus treatment for a blood condition in pregnancy

The term womens health encompasses a wide variety of conditions that are unique to women’s physiological nature. Gynaecological, menstrual and hormonal disorders are all treated effectively by TCM. They also include fertility and pregnancy, specialist conditions with separate treatment protocols.

Gynaecological & Urinary Conditions

  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Cystitis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Thrush
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Oedema (fluid retention)
  • Cysts
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Peri-menopause
  • Menopausal hot Flushes, dryness, sweating, mood changes, fatigue, insomnia
  • Low Libido

Menstrual Issues

  • Period pain (Dysmenorrhoea)
  • Irregular menstruation (Metrorrhagia)
  • Heavy periods (Menorrhagia)
  • Absence of periods (Amenorrhoea)
  • Scanty menstruation (Oligomenorrhoea)
  • Short cycles (Polymenorrhoea)
  • Absence of ovulation (Anovulation)

Premenstrual Tension (PMT) symptoms

  • Sore tender breasts
  • Depression
  • Mood changes: irritability, anxiety, poor sleep
  • Headache
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Acne
  • Digestive issues (constipation, diarrhoea)
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea

Chinese Medicine treats these conditions by balancing the organs, reproductive organs and the flow of Qi and blood. TCM does not just treat the symptoms but instead promotes healing and health by addressing the root causes of disharmony. In many cases it is able to resolve the condition or provide relief from symptoms.

Menopause

Menopause is a natural condition in a women’s life. The end of menstruation can signal a new freedom for many women yet for others it is a time of difficult transition. The fluctuating and decreasing amount of hormones often provoke uncomfortable physical symptoms and emotional imbalance. Western medicine offers hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as a remedy, however its long term safety is still questioned, linked to an increased risk of breast, endometrial and ovarian cancer. It is only prescribed for a short period of time to those women whose risk is low.

TCM and acupuncture can help to make this phase of a women’s life smoother by balancing the hormones and reducing or eliminating many of the symptoms. According to Chinese Medical theory, these symptoms occur because some meridians become empty, causing imbalances in the organs, energy and vital substances. TCM is able to regulate this natural process so it becomes easier to manage. Dietary and lifestyle advice is included that increases the effects of the treatment.

Some of the symptoms that can be helped:

  • Hot flushes
  • Night sweating
  • Insomnia
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Urinary frequency
  • Stress incontinence
  • Dry eyes
  • Dry skin
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Palpitations
  • Poor concentration
  • Poor memory
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue

Other Conditions