Chinese medicine has a long history of treating women. It views them as having special attributes which must be accommodated in treatment, and does not accept that irregular menstruation, period pain or menopausal symptoms are normal and something that a woman should simply put up with. It understands the toll that pregnancy and childbirth (not to mention child-raising) take on a woman’s health and has strategies to address these both by treatment and by preventative strategies.
Women’s health and treatment for pregnancy
Amongst the conditions treated are: menstrual pain, endometriosis, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), depression, anxiety, insomnia, short cycles, long cycles, missed periods, excessive menstruation, acne, headaches, fatigue and other problems that occur with the menstrual cycle, abnormal vaginal discharge, breast pain, nipple discharge, insufficient lactation, constipation, haemorrhoids, prolapse and cervical dysplasia.
Health Fund Rebates
Major private health funds offer rebates on acupuncture consultations, and most also offer rebates on consultations for Chinese herbal medicine.