Chinese medicine has a recorded history going back at least a couple thousand years and already had specialist training for gynecological disorders as far back as 1200 AD. In modern day China doctors can specialize in Traditional Chinese Medicine Gynecology and there are special wards in hospitals for fertility and other women’s disorders utilizing Chinese herbal medicine.
Ilana Sowter as well as being a registered acupuncturist has also completed a Master’s degree in Chinese herbal medicine, She even teaches Chinese herbal medicine and will be discussing Chinese herbal medicine in relation to women’s problems.
Learn about the terms Traditional Chinese Medicine and Classical Herbal Medicine and how they are different.
Many women seek Chinese herbs but are after a western medical result such as changing a hormone reading or counteracting the side effects of their medication. Listen to Ilana explain to us how classical herbal formula aim to regulate the whole body and are not targeted to a specific western medical function.
Ilana also explains how Chinese herbs can be and are used when concurrently taking western medicines such as the contraceptive pill or fertility drugs such as clomafine.
If you are a women and considering Chinese herbs as part of your get well regime, this show is not to be missed.