Tanya Smith

Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Cultivate the soil before planting the seed

Menstrual Health

A monthly menstrual cycle is the most basic, earthly cycle we have. The smooth flow of the cycle depends upon the proper balance and function of our body systems and a smooth flow of energy and blood.

Any cycle related symptoms – things like headaches, bloating, breast tenderness, irritability – are cause for concern. These symptoms indicate imbalances and if left unchecked, may progress to cysts, lumps or tumors and may lead to problems with conception, pregnancy and menopause.

I work with people with some of the following concerns:

  • Period issues including painful periods, heavy periods, missing periods and midcycle bleeding or spotting
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) or pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Uterine Fibroids