What role can traditional Chinese medicine play in women’s health in 2022?

International Women’s Day is just around the corner, so it’s time to talk about women’s health. There are many health issues specific to women, and while it is not a substitute for medical advice, many people choose to explore Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in conjunction with Western medicine to help soothe some. common conditions specific to women around the world. Curious about TCM? We have partnered with Eu Yan Sang TCM Clinic, one of Singapore’s largest TCM clinic chains, to give you the details.

What does TCM think about women’s health?

The most important bodily processes that women go through in life involve the blood (whether it is menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), which is why TCM practitioners believe that good blood is at the heart of a strong and healthy life. Whether it’s puberty, pregnancy and childbirth or menopause, TCM believes that many female diseases are the result of blood imbalances.

Many traditional Chinese medicine practitioners try to address what they believe to be the root causes of imbalances – namely poor diet and lifestyle, exposure to cold during menstruation, excessive heat, stress or toxic exposure – and use natural methods in an effort to help correct and maintain optimal fertility and minimize the risk of other female problems such as PCOS, fibroids, miscarriages, PMS and endometriosis (to name a few).

Specific TCM practices targeted towards optimal female health include facial acupuncture and Gua Sha for weight management. Here’s what you didn’t know:

Better skin with facial acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicine views skin health as a reflection of internal health. TCM addresses this with facial (and body) acupuncture which aims to improve the constitution of the body as a whole. The idea is that a better internal environment also translates to better skin health because acupuncture points are linked to specific internal organs throughout the body. For example, TCM practitioners believe that dark circles and bags under the eyes could suggest kidney failure, dampness due to splenic insufficiency, or blood stasis in the body; while dark facial spots may be due to stagnation of Qi and Blood. As TCM aims to treat the underlying conditions only with herbs and acupuncture, facial acupuncture has no serious side effects (aside from occasional bruising that disappears within a week), and it could play a role in solving several beauty issues, including skin pigmentation. , acne, wrinkles, dull skin, puffy face, eye bags and dark circles.

Weight management with gua sha

Also known as scraping, gua-sha treatment consists of lightly scratching the skin (刮 “gua”) using a scraping tool to produce a red, bruise/rash-like appearance (痧 “sha”). Scraping is believed to help relieve tension, tightness, and blockages in the meridians, thereby promoting blood circulation while flushing toxins from the body. This is commonly used by TCM enthusiasts to help with weight management issues, but is also used to treat a variety of ailments, including pain management, thanks to its supposed ability to increase microcirculation in the body.

Sign up today for Eu Yan Sang TCM Clinic’s Limited Offer for Know-Your-Body: Weight Management TCM Package, which includes:.

  • 1 x scratch board (Gua Sha)
  • 10 x Auriculotherapy Ear Seeds
  • 1 x online Gua Sha review session with a TCM doctor
  • 1 x clinic consultation with a TCM doctor

To celebrate the upcoming International Women’s Day, all Eu Yan Sang TCM Clinics and TCM Wellness Clinics are offering free consultation for new female-related conditions (valid for new and existing patients from February 20 as of March 8, 2022).

For over 140 years, Eu Yan Sang has enabled people to live the highest quality of life through the wisdom of TCM. In Asia, Eu Yan Sang is recognized as a leader in TCM health and wellness, delivering healthcare innovations that combine the science of medicine with the wisdom of TCM, guided by its mission to take care of humanity. Learn more about TCM Clinics Eu Yan Sang today.

Traditional Chinese Medicine does not replace conventional medical treatments and pharmaceuticals prescribed by doctors to cure or treat disease. Coconuts Media is not a provider of medical services and cannot substitute for the advice of a physician. This article was produced in partnership with Eu Yan Sang and is intended for educational purposes only.