Chinese medicine gynaecology dating back in the Warring States (476 – 221 BC), “A Book of Mountains and Seas”, recorded treatment of infertility.
It has been developed since the Han Dynasty (206 BC – AD 220), gynaecologist firstly recorded. The TCM formulas and treatments that have been used centuries ago is still used very effectively today. There is plenty of scientific research that supports the use of TCM.
Gynaecology is the medical practice dealing with health of woman’s reproductive systems (ie. ovaries, vagina and uterus). Chinese Medicine has been utilised to correct the gynaecological imbalances for centuries. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) also recognises physiological functions unique to women, including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and menstruation. In TCM the gynaecological treatment is divided to five main scopes; that is menstruation, pregnancy, vaginal discharge, childbirth and miscellaneous.
Currently, the use of TCM and acupuncture has been proven that it can treat the following conditions:
- Uterine Bleeding
- Low Libido
- Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Cervical disorders
- Irregular periods
- Vaginal discharge
The study by African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine published in 2009, shown that the total effective rate was 80.26% for patients with Endometriosis. Another study also said that TCM has successfully treated 46 endometriosis patients with a total effective rate of 91.3 %.