Womens Issues

Austin Therapies Womens Issues

For many women experiencing ill-health, modern medicine protocols need to be supported with natural treatments as well.

It seems to offer few answers to women’s issues for conditions like **anxiety, **depression (with anti-depressants), ***chronic fatigue syndrome and weight gain simply put in the “too hard” basket.

Sometimes such ailments can even have you being treated like a second-class citizen.

But at Austin Therapies – The London Road Natural Health Clinic in Belmont, we understand that your symptoms are not a figment of your imagination, but rather signs all is not well at a holistic health and well-being level.

Using Traditional Chinese Medicine’s unique form of diagnosis, we are able to diagnose in a completely different way to Western Medicine and offer you solutions to the actual “cause” of your symptoms.

Approaching your health in a completely different way – ie – ten people can come into the clinic with a Western Medicine diagnosis of say ***Fibromyalgia and walk out of the acupuncture clinic with a different diagnosis and treatment plan to each other. This is one of the strengths of acupuncture treatment.

Offering a range of alternative medicines, including Acupuncture Therapy and Chinese Herbal Medicine Therapy for women’s issues, Austin Therapies can support the orthodox treatment of a range of women’s health concerns from **irritable bowel syndrome, ***fibromyalgia, ***inflammatory bowel disease and even ***fatigue in systemic lupus erythematosus.

In fact, oriental medicine has always addressed the special needs of women throughout their lives.

Did you know for instance that women are more susceptible than men to certain health conditions, which can make it more challenging to achieve optimal health?

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) women are twice as likely as men to experience depression, with one in eight women fighting major depression during their lifetime.

Women are also four times as many women as men develop ***Chronic Fatigue Syndrome two to six times more likely to develop **Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

There is similarly bad news for autoimmune diseases, with 75 per cent of such cases occurring in women, while up to 70 per cent of celiac cases are women and 90 per cent lupus patients also female. See, you’re not imagining things after all.

However, acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can help.

From an acupuncture and oriental medicine perspective, a health problem is never just in the body or in the mind. Whether an imbalance or disharmony began as a physiological or spiritual issue, ultimately, all aspects of the body are affected.

Fortunately, many health issues women face respond extremely well to acupuncture treatments.

Austin Therapies natural health treatments can also support your existing orthodox treatment for:

  • Hypothyroid
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Weight loss and weight gain
  • Colitis
  • Crohns Disease
  • **Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • **Depression (with anti-depressants)
  • **Anxiety
  • Adrenal exhaustion
  • ***Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • ***Fibromyalgia
  • Fertility issues – including menstrual irregularities such as ***dysmenorrhoea (painful periods), ***premenstrual syndrome, ***Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
  • IVF support – pre and post IVF transfer and support throughout the IVF process
  • Menstrual issues – including ***premenstrual syndrome, ***dysmenorrhoea (painful periods), ***menopausal syndrome
  • Pregnancy concerns – including ***hyperemesis gravidarum, **back or pelvic pain during pregnancy, **labour pain, as well as ***induction of labour.

Contact us today, to see how Austin Therapies at Belmont can have you feeling better.

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