Tag Archives: Chinese medicine and women’s health

Painful Periods? Chinese Medicine Can Help

For years I thought that having a painful period (dysmenorrhea) was what every woman went through. Women grow up with a general cultural consensus that periods equal pain; you just have to take painkillers, feel miserable, and wait it out. Needless to say I was elated when acupuncture and Chinese herbs gave me a new […]

What I Wish I Had Known About Women’s Health and Acupuncture When I Was Younger

As a teenager and well into my early twenties, I frequently suffered from dysmenorrhea– or painful periods. Everyone told me it was normal. Many of my matriarchs confided in me that ┬áthey had debilitating cramps when their cycles started and well through their school years– painful enough to send them home from work and school. […]