Chinese medicine gynaecology dating back in the Warring States (476 – 221 BC), “A Book of Mountains and Seas”, recorded the treatment of infertility. It has been developed since the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), gynaecologist firstly recorded. Thus, the TCM formulas and treatments that have been used centuries ago are still used very effectively today. There is also plenty of scientific research that supports the use of TCM.
Gynaecology is the medical practice dealing with the health of women’s reproductive systems such as ovaries, vagina, and uterus.
Chinese herbal medicine has been utilised to correct the gynaecological imbalances for centuries. In addition, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) recognises physiological functions unique to women, including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and menstruation. In TCM the gynaecological treatments are divided into five main scopes which are menstruation, pregnancy, vaginal discharge, childbirth and miscellaneous.
Currently, scientific research has shown the use of Chinese herbal medicine and Acupuncture may assist the symptoms of the following conditions:
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 %.
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