Women's Health

Women’s Health

This clinic welcomes women of all ages, from menarche through to post-menopause. 

Women’s health has long been an area of speciality within Chinese medicine and there are well-documented treatment approaches for just about every kind of imbalance you can think of.  I like to think of hormonal health as an extension of overall wellbeing; keeping hormones balanced can significantly improve quality of life.  For Chinese medicine practitioners, the menstrual cycle can give us lots of clues as to what is going on in the body.  Things that you may have become accustomed to, such as period pain, bloating, mood changes or hot flushes, are actually important signs that things are a bit out of balance.  You don’t have to live with these symptoms! 

In particular, women seek my help for conditions such as amenorrhoea, endometriosis, adenomyosis or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).  If you have test results or imaging from a Western medicine practitioner it can be helpful to bring them along so that we can work together to find the best treatment approach for you.

Some other health issues women seek help with, both specialised and general ~

  • Stress, emotional instability, depression and anxiety
  • Digestive problems 
  • Premenstrual syndrome including breast distension, bloating, mood changes
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Painful, heavy or absent bleeding
  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis and adenomyosis
  • Fertility
  • Thrush and vaginal infections
  • Fibroids or polyps
  • Pelvic and vaginal pain
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Skin breakouts, redness or dryness
  • Hot flushes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Reduced libido
  • Insomnia and night sweating
  • Thyroid imbalances
  • Osteoporosis

Please get in contact if I can help with your specific condition.  It’s impossible to cover everything hormonal related on a list!

Emma Brinkmann Chinese Medicine acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Peoples of the Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.

I pay my respect to Elders past and present, and recognise their vital role in custodianship of land, skies, waterways, plants and animals. I honour the deep relationship between traditional health practices and care for country.

I support their sovereignty and recognise that it was never ceded.

Emma Brinkmann Chinese Medicine is committed to social justice for all.

I aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect, regardless of ability, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation or faith.