Gynaecology

Oriental Health treat symptoms for Menstrual disorders, fibroids, endometriosis and PCOS.

Gynaecology

Menstrual Disorders
There are many different menstrual disorders including:

  • Amenorrhoea (no periods) -
  • dysmenorrhoea (Painful Periods)
  • metrorrhagia (Irregular and inter menstrual bleeding)
  • Mettoraghia (Heavy Menses)
  • Oligomenorrhea (Infrequent menstruation)
  • Menorrhagia (heavy periods)

Many of the above conditions are accepted by women to be normal. However in Chinese medicine the menstrual cycle should be pain free and uneventful. By using the Chinese diagnostic system it is possible to find and treat the root cause of these disorders and return the menstrual cycle to a normal and regular flow.

This is especially important for patients wishing to conceive, but can also improve the quality of life for many women.

"Before using Chinese Medicine i was lucky to have two periods a year and often they would need to be medically induced. After 4 weeks of treatment with Laura i had my first period and in my 3rd month i conceived. Sadly my body wasn't ready and i had an early miscarriage, but Laura was there to support me and help me understand my cycles following the miscarriage. Surprisingly though my cycles remained regular and within two more months i was pregnant again and this time my body was ready."
Helen, Durham

Fibroids
Fibroids cause a lot of discomfort for many women. Treatment for fibroids can help patients in a number of ways

  • Improving the symptoms associated with fibroids
  • Improve chances of conception
  • In some cases reduce the size and growth of fibroids so surgery can be avoided or left till a later date.

"I have always been lucky that my fibroids have never produced many of the nasty symptoms, but when my intermenstural bleeding became worse my gynaecologist told me my only option was a hysterectomy. I decided to look for something else. I would still like to have children some day and am just not ready to have surgery. After 3 months of treatment with Laura my intermenstrual bleeding had stopped and i now have regular maintenance treatments, which have kept this under control. But the biggest surprise has been at my last two checkups my fibroids have reduced."
Joanne, Durham

Endometriosis
TCM regards endometriosis as blood stasis and abnormal deposits in the lower abdomen. The abnormal deposit can be as a result of factors such as digestive dysfunction, poor blood circulation or infection.

Endometriosis can produce secondary issues as a result of adhesions such a ectopic pregnancy and damaged fallopian tubes. It is understood that due to the abdominal obstruction, healthy blood flow is unable to circulate. Therefore the aim of TCM treatment is to remove the blood stasis and clear the abdominal obstruction. By using this method of treatment menses can be regulated, blood flow improves and pain greatly reduced. The increased circulation can also then assist the natural movement within the tubes so that obstructions can be reduced and naturally removed.

PCOS
Women diagnosed with polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovary disease (PCO/PCOD) often don't ovulate regularly and most of them may have prolonged menstrual cycles. Patients are usually prescribed ovulation inducing drugs by their fertility doctors or attend for assisted fertility treatment. However, TCM has a role in correcting PCO/PCOD to readdress the entire problem. TCM diagnoses the causes of PCO/PCOD as mostly associated with dampness downward to the abdominal system. This results in the ovaries storing too much fluid. This fluid needs to be drained and the healthy blood flow returned.