Tanya Smith

Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Cultivate the soil before planting the seed

Menstrual Health

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

Any cyclic symptoms – for instance headaches, bloating, breast tenderness, irritability – is 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 women 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