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Complementary & Integrative Medicine

One of the most well-known forms of complementary medicine is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), or TEAM (Traditional East Asian Medicine). Using acupuncture, diet and lifestyle changes, and herbal medicine, TCM dates back to around the 5th century BCE. By the time of the Song dynasty (960-1279 CE), TCM was already recognising the importance of blood and regulating the menstrual cycle to prevent or treat diseases in women. Fuke is the Chinese term for traditional medicine for women, which today would be known as gynaecology and obstetrics.

Fuke and other branches of TCM regard diseases and disorders as a symptom or manifestation of patterns of disharmony within the body. The adaptive ability of the body has broken down, disrupting the harmony or equilibrium present in the body. This results in a treatment program that addresses the underlying imbalance rather than directly treating a disease or disorder. Your condition is treated by restoring harmony and balance. When seeing a TCM practitioner at OMNI, you can expect them to ask about all symptoms you are currently experiencing, not just those related to your endometriosis. This allows them to consider all your symptoms when working out a treatment plan for you.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the use of very thin needles on specific parts of your body to restore health. It is the most common TCM technique used at OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care but depending on the severity of symptoms could be recommended in conjunction with herbal medicine and lifestyle changes. The acupuncture needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points and left in place for up to half an hour. The experience can be calming and relaxing, and is less painful than an injection or having blood drawn.

In addition to helping with the management of various women’s health issues and endometriosis symptoms such as:

  • Period pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Bladder complaints such as pain, or increased frequency and urgency
  • Bowel complaints such as bloating or constipation
  • Fatigue

TCM can be used to treat and manage headaches and migraines, and certain mental health concerns, such as depression and anxiety.

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St Leonards Clinic
Telephone

1300 851 968

Fax

1300 851 971

Address

Ground Floor
Suite 2/8 Northcote St
St Leonards NSW 2065

Penrith Clinic
Telephone

1300 851 968

Fax

1300 851 971

Address

Level 2, Suite 2.01
Somerset Hospital, 38 Somerset Street
Kingswood NSW 2747

SYDNEY CBD ULTRASOUND CLINIC
Telephone

1300 851 968

Fax

1300 851 971

Address

Suite 1005, Level 10
229 Macquarie St
Sydney NSW 2000

OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care