Today, women lead busier lives than ever before. Between work, kids, home, family and other commitments, we barely end up with any time to look after ourselves, right?
At Bloom Chinese Medicine, women’s health & wellness is one of our biggest passions.
Have you ever stopped to consider that maybe periods aren’t supposed to be excruciating? Or that maybe you don’t have to accept thrush and UTIs as part of life as a female? Or maybe, whether or not you really need to be on the pill to “control your hormones” & live a normal life?
As women, we are often expected to put up with a lot of “normal” health problems. Here at Bloom Chinese Medicine, we think it’s important to make the distinction between what is common and what is normal. We absolutely don’t believe in putting up with health issues just because they’re common.
A Normal Menstrual Cycle
Here’s what a textbook “perfect” woman’s menstrual cycle is supposed to look like:
- 27-29 days
- zero pain
- not too heavy, nor too light
- no PMS – profound fatigue, pain, bloating, sore breasts or headaches
- no spotting before or after
- a fresh red colour – not brown, purple or pale pink
Does that sound too good to be true? We here at BCM believe that all women deserve to have a normal menstrual cycle, as described above. We can assist you in working through identifying and addressing any problems that may be getting in the way of you achieving that.
Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with one of the myriad of hormonal health issues that circulate in our world, such as PCOS or endometriosis, or you’re suffering from pelvic pain. Or perhaps, you’re further along your journey, and your menstrual period has ended – only to be replaced with a new set of equally unwanted symptoms such as hot flushes, insomnia, mood swings, and fluid retention.
No matter where you’re at, our practitioners are well versed in supporting all aspects of women’s health, and can discuss with you your health concerns and how we may be able to assist.
Some common women’s health issues include:
- painful periods (dysmenorrhoea)
- post-pill syndrome (YES, it’s a thing!)
- Short cycles (<26 days)
- Long cycles (>32 days)
- irregular cycles
- amenorrhoea (no period)
- Light periods
- Heavy periods
- Uterine fibroids
- Pelvic pain
- PMS symptoms – such as headaches, pain, bloating, sore breasts, irritability
- low libido
- Mood swings throughout your cycle
- Recurrent UTIs
- Recurrent thrush
- menopausal syndrome
- Skin & digestive issues (yep, it’s all connected!)
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Women’s Health & Wellness Services
At Bloom Chinese Medicine, we believe in an integrate approach to health and wellbeing. That’s why we combine Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques like acupuncture, Chinese Herbal medicine, moxibustion and cupping with a modern approach involving blood tests, charts, nutritional analysis & supplementation, and other techniques. At all times, we endeavour to work in with you and your healthcare givers.
At the end of the day, every woman and every human being is different. If you would like to find out how we may be able to help in your unique situation, please contact us – we would love to hear from you.
Acupuncture with Grace is an integrative Chinese medicine and acupuncture clinic committed to providing the best outcomes for our patients, and empowering them along their journey to optimal fertility and wellness. Centrally located in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast, we have visitors from local suburbs and all over Queensland. Proudly servicing Buddina, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland, Buderim, Kawana, Minyama, Parrearra, Warana, Birtinya, Bokarina, Wurtulla, Little Mountain, Caloundra, Aroona, Bells Creek, Meridian Plains, Palmview, Sippy Downs, Mountain Creek, Kuluin, Kunda Park, Diddillibah, Twin Waters, Pacific Paradise, Mudjimba, Marcoola, Bli Bli, Coolum, Yaroomba, Yandina, Ninderry, Valdora, Peregian Springs, Peregian Beach, Doonan, Noosaville, Noosa, Noosaville, Tewantin, Doonan, and Nambour.