Important Points in the Differentiation of Gynecological Disorders
The Key signs and symptoms in diagnosing are those relating to menstruation, leucorrhoea, pregnancy and labor. Systemic signs and symptoms are secondary in importance and should be disregarded if they conflict with the key symptoms.
Clinical manifestations include a shortened menstrual cycle with profuse thin, pinkish flow, uterine bleeding, uterine prolapse, persistent pale lochia following childbirth and spontaneous secretion of milk after delivery.
Clinical manifestations include a prolonged menstrual cycle with scanty thin, pinkish flow, amenorrhoea, post menstrual abdominal pain, miscarriage and insufficient lactation.
Clinical manifestations include persistent uterine bleeding, a profuse thin, odorless, white vaginal discharge, pernicious vomiting and oedema during pregnancy.
The manifestation of Kidney Yin Deficiency include a scanty red or dark menstrual flow, irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, amenorrhea, miscarriage and eclampsia or threatened eclampsia.
The manifestation of Kidney Yang Deficiency include a thin, pinkish menstrual flow, irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, a profuse thin vaginal discharge and infertility or miscarriage.
Clinical manifestations include an irregular menstrual cycle, hesitant and painful menstrual menstruation, pelvic inflammation, pernicious vomiting, palpable abdominal masses and retarded secretion milk.
Clinical manifestations include a prolonged menstrual cycle, dysmenorrhoea, uterine bleeding, amenorrhea, pelvic inflammation, palpable abdominal masses, persistent purple lochia with clots and boring abdominal pain which is aggravated by pressure.
Clinical manifestations include a profuse vaginal discharge, amenorrhoea, infertility, pernicious vomiting and oedema during pregnancy.
Excess-type Heat Patterns
Clinical manifestations include a shortened menstrual cycle with profuse deep-red flow, epistaxis during menstruation, uterine bleeding, vaginal bleeding during pregnancy and thick, deep-yellow leucorrhoea.
Deficiency -type Heat Patterns
Clinical manifestations include a shortened menstrual cycle with bright-red flow, or a prolonged dribbling flow, hypertension during pregnancy and threatened eclampsia.
Deficiency-type Cold patterns
Clinical manifestations include a prolonged menstrual cycle with scanty pinkish flow, dysmenorrhoea, amenorrhoea, a watery vaginal discharge, pernicious vomiting, infertility, palpable abdominal masses and lingering abdominal pain which is alleviated by warmth and pressure.
Excess -type Cold Patterns
Clinical manifestations include a prolonged menstrual cycle with scanty dark-red flow, infertility, palpable abdominal masses, dysmenorrhoea, amenorrhoea and abdominal colic which is alleviated by warmth.
If you are a woman seeking help with fertility related issues, naturally or assisted, there are certain times during your cycle that we like to see you.
Generally speaking, the most important times to have acupuncture are:
During the follicular phase - day 5, 6, 7 or 8 of your menstrual cycle (day 1 being the first day of heavy flow)
The day before, day of or day after ovulation (as indicated by your LH surge)
During implantation time (6 - 10 days after ovulation).
This works out to be approximately once a week except when you are menstruating.
If there is something more significant going on, like lining issues for example, your acupuncturist may want to see you twice a week until it is properly addressed. However, the majority of the women we treat fall into the once a week category.
If you are going through an IVF cycle, it is best if you can start acupuncture 6 to 8 weeks prior to transfer. The most important times to have acupuncture are the same as above, however, once you begin your stimulation medications you may be seen twice a week depending upon information gathered from your ultrasounds.
In an ideal world, we would like to begin seeing you 3 - 4 months prior to conception/transfer so that we can help with egg quality, work on any cycle or lining irregularities, address any nutritional concerns, and help reduce stress. If you are going through IVF, FET or DET we are also working to prepare you for your transfer.