According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), how you feel about yourself and relate to your universe are relationships mirrored within you. Your emotional, physical and mental states are interrelated – they form an organic whole; and your internal organs and systems – each with their own unique function –are interconnected. When your body is in balance, your organs and systems are free of toxins and able to fulfil their functions on a physical and energetic level. Disease cannot penetrate your body and negative energy cannot take hold. But when there is disharmony in any one system, your body is out of balance and your whole being is impacted.
In your menstrual cycle there is an ebb and flow of hormones, which is influenced by various internal organs and systems. Emotional factors, as well as dietary and environmental factors, can interrupt the natural ebb and flow and imbalance your nervous and endocrine systems. Strong or prolonged emotions can affect the proper flow of your blood, Qi (energy), and hormones, and negatively influence your reproductive health.
The objective of Traditional Chinese Medicine is to optimise your good health by harmonising, regulating, promoting or unblocking fundamental substances such as blood, Qi (energy) and hormones. Within the different treatment methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine such as herbal formulas, acupuncture and dietary therapy your TCM practitioner can help strengthen and heal your mind and body, rebalance your hormones and nervous system, and prevent tendencies to ill health in a safe, effective, and natural way.
About the Author
Gianna Buonocore is a Hong Kong registered acupuncturist and herbalist with over 20 years’ clinical experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is sought out by clients to treats a wide range of problems from pregnancy, menstrual cycle challenges, menopause and infertility to painful conditions like headaches, sinusitis and sports injuries. Her primary treatment modalities are acupuncture, herbs, cupping and moxibustion.