Qi’Nergy Womb Care
Qi’Nergy Womb Care
What is Qi’Nergy Womb Care?
Qi’Nergy Womb Care by Singapore Paincare TCM Wellness is a customised treatment programme to help women’s gynecological issues.
From TCM perspectives, women experience physiological changes in phases, each lasting about seven years. A woman aged 14-20 would be facing different gynaecological issues from another woman aged 49-55 based on fluctuations in their liver, spleen, and kidney Qi. At Singapore Paincare Wellness, we manage womb-related problems by re-establishing the Yin-Yang balance and strengthening the Qi and blood flow using acupuncture, tuina, and/or TCM herbs.
TCM is a safe and natural way to resolve womb issues without the use of Western medicine. When used complementarily with Western medicine, TCM promotes overall wellness for hormone regulation and pain relief.
What are the common womb issues that women experience?
1. Menstrual Pain/ Cramps
Menstrual cramps range from dull aches to stabbing pain in the abdomen, pelvis, hips, and/or lower back. The pain is from a high frequency of uterine muscles contraction, which is caused by:
- Liver Qi deficiency: Insufficient rest means that our bodies cannot replenish liver Qi and blood. Consequently, our ovaries and uterus are undernourished and lacks oxygen, releasing pain-triggering chemicals that explains the dull aches, bloating, and lower back pain.
- Cold accumulation: Overconsumption of unhealthy or cold food coupled with a lack of exercise accumulates cold which obstructs the Qi flow to the uterus, causing sharp abdominal pain. Women who have cold accumulation will have period blood that appears purplish.
2. Irregular periods
There are a few types of irregular periods:
- Menstrual cycles that are 35 days or longer (a normal cycle is 28 days)
- Menstrual cycles that are 21 days or shorter
- Infrequent periods (Oligomenorrhoea) with only 4 to 9 periods per year
- Absence of period for 90 days or more/3 years after breast development (Amenorrhoea)
Infertility is defined by the inability to get pregnant after 12 months of unprotected sex. Both men and women have equal chances of being infertile. This is due to Kidney deficiency resulting in cold uterus or womb and poor blood circulation.
Symptoms of cold womb include:
- dark coloured menstrual blood,
- lower back pain
- low sex drive
- late periods
4. Perimenopausal/menopausal symptoms
Many women in their late 40s to early 50s will have a decline in kidney Qi and blood, hence there is insufficient nourishment for the reproductive system, resulting in irregular periods before they stop permanently. Kidney Qi deficiency also meant lesser Qi for other major organs like liver, spleen, and heart. The weakened organs explain the following physiological and psychological symptoms that perimenopausal and menopausal women face:
- Night sweats
- Brain fog and headaches
- Chills and/or hot flashes
- Weight gain
- Dry skin and hair loss
- Mood swings
Endometriosis is a condition where the endometrium (tissue lining the uterus) grows to other pelvic organs like the ovaries, cervix, rectum etc. During menstruation, the misplaced tissues cannot be discharged, causing them to accumulate in the pelvic area, forming masses which can cause the following symptoms:
- Menstrual and pelvic pain
- Heavy or irregular periods
- Uterine bleeding
- Painful bowel movements
- Nausea and fatigue
In TCM, endometriosis is associated with Qi and kidney yang stagnation, which obstruct blood flow. Blood stasis in the lower abdomen explains why women with endometriosis often experience extreme pain.
Womb Care TCM Treatment Methods
Acupuncture involves stimulating specific acupoints on the body using thin needles. This helps to regulate the Qi flow, restoring our bodies’ natural healing abilities:
- Invigorate the kidney yang to warm our uterus
- Promote blood and Qi flow to the ovaries and uterus to promote ovulation, regulate the menstrual cycle and prepare the uterus for conceiving
- Re-establish the yin-yang balance in major organs
- Improve the feedback loop between the brain and ovaries, also known as Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian (HPO) axis, which balances hormones for healthy menstruation
- Strengthen the immune system to fight against pathogens that cause any Qi and blood blockages
- Stimulate the release of endorphins (feel-good hormones) to help with mood swings and relieve menstrual pain
- Stress relief to combat against irregular periods
Note: Acupuncture helps to relieve the symptoms of endometriosis and lower the risk of it developing further, but it does not cure endometriosis.
Unlike using needles in acupuncture, tuina involves placing pressure on acupoints. This helps to:
- Improve blood and Qi circulation to the uterus to relieve period cramps and menopausal symptoms
- Improve lymphatic circulation to remove excess fluids and reduce bloating
Herb Prescription (Optional)
Herbs may be prescribed by our physician to complement TCM treatments for improved efficacy. Our herbs vitalise and nourish the body with Qi and blood to regulate the menstrual cycle and relieve menstrual pain and other pelvic discomforts. Our herbs can be easily consumed without the need for cooking as they are in a powdered concentrate, capsule, tablet, or pill form.
Our TCM Womb Care Treatment Plan
Our Treatment Steps
TCM Physician Consultation
A thorough consultation with the physician will be carried out to assess your health conditions and body constitution to devise a targeted treatment plan to address symptoms of the uterus.
Customised Womb Treatment
Our therapist will administer a customised treatment session, which may include acupuncture and tuina. Specific traditional Chinese medicine may be prescribed based on your body constitution.
Herbal medication may be prescribed by the physician to achieve holistic healing of the body and womb.
Why Choose Singapore Paincare TCM Wellness?
Singapore Paincare TCM Wellness integrates an east-west approach to our treatments for a better outcome. Our physicians and therapists has helped many women with common womb problems. They have undergone trainings at Singapore Paincare Academy (administered by Singapore Paincare Medical Group) to gain a better understanding of clinical conditions so that together with their TCM expertise, they are able to treat patients effectively.
How is Qi’Nergy Womb Care different from other treatments?
TCM is a natural, safe and effective way to activate our bodies’ natural healing abilities. For those who seek an alternative to Western drugs like painkillers and contraceptives and surgical intervention, our Qi’Nergy Womb Care programme manages women’s health by resolving the underlying imbalances and regulating hormones to promote long term wellness and a healthy womb.
Is it safe for women to undergo Qi’Nergy Womb Care?
Treatments and TCMs herbs for womb care is generally safe for all women. You are not advised to go for the Qi’Nergy Womb Care if you have the following conditions: severe skin issues, cancer, heart disease, epilepsy, bleeding disorders eg. hemophilia etc.
Can I undergo this treatment when I’m having period?
Generally you are recommended to undergo treatments only after your period unless you have issues with menstrual cramps.
How long does it take before I can see results from Qi’Nergy Womb Care programme? How often should I go for the treatment?
This depends on each individual patient’s condition. To manage menstrual irregularities and prepare for pregnancy, it is recommended to undergo 1 to 2 sessions a week for 3 menstrual cycles. For women going through menopause, approximately 6 sessions are recommended. Regular TCM treatments is also encouraged to promote long term wellness.