By Brian Benjamin Carter, Dr. Lynda Harvey, L.Ac.,
and Malinda Gibbons
Dr. Lynda Harvey, a Licensed Acupuncturist, joins us to offer you the information you need to
make the best choices for your body.
You can read the introduction, or skip it and
go straight to the Contents.
Introduction by Malinda Gibbons
A better approach to Women's Health
Many people don't realize how powerful
Oriental Medicine treatments can be for women's health conditions.
In fact, for over 2,000 years, Oriental Medicine has treated women's
health differently. Oriental Medicine holds that mind and body
are one, and considers the whole person and her experience of
life in diagnosis. These life experiences can manifest as disease
in the body, and especially as gynecological problems in women.
What conditions can be treated with Oriental
Most women's health conditions
can be treated with Oriental Medicine. These include PMS, menopause,
endometriosis, yeast infections, and bladder infections.
How can Oriental Medicine help with Menopause?
Menopause is a natural process
that changes the balance of Yin and Yang in a woman's life. After
menopause many women discover the yang side of themselves that
they may not have previously experienced. Similarly, as men grow
older, they tend to discover their yin side.
What are the signs of menopause?
How does conventional western medicine
define menopause, and perimenopause? What are the symptoms of
Differences between men and women, their cultural
roles, and how culture affects women's experience of menopause.
guidelines for menopause and peri-menopause
Nutrition, diet and supplements for
a healthier, more comfortable menopause.
and associated problems
Diet, exercise, and supplements for
osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, memory loss, insomnia, and
A poem for the post-menopausal woman
Nurture your soul with these words.
on acupuncture and menopause
Abstracts of published research.
TCM syndromes and Herbal Formulas
Practitioner level information. An in-depth
look at 9 possible OM diagnoses including symptoms and herbal