Chinese medicine has a unique way of understanding women’s health.
This unique understanding is of a special interest to me. I am a member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN), which is a professional special interest group of acupuncturists dedicated to supporting those with fertility issues.
According to Chinese medicine, the cycles of life explain women's development and the reason for various health conditions.
For example: The monthly cycle can explain problems related to menstruation and fertility. A seven year cycle has to do more with women development.
This understanding guides the practitioner to choose acupuncture points and herbal prescriptions that can support the individual and treat various conditions.
Modern research supports the effectiveness of acupuncture and herbal medicine for female health.