The word “gynecology” comes from the Greek word “gyne,” meaning woman and “logia,”
meaning study, so, it is literally, the study of women. Gynecology is the medical branch
that deals with the health of the female reproductive system.

The earliest records of gynecological medical writing date from the Shang Dynasty
(1600 to 1050 BCE). The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine references
women’s physiological anatomy, diagnosis and treatment of gynecological problems like
menstrual disorders, leucorrhoea, infertility, pregnancy, post- partum ailments,
menopause, and more. Essentially, reproductive health is necessary for overall health
and well-being.

Many different organs contribute to a healthy female reproductive system. In Chinese
Medicine, the organs that are related to the female reproductive system are spleen, liver
and kidneys. In addition, the uterus is vital because it stores blood for women’s
physiological needs, and blood (which is dependent on kidney and liver function), is not
only the source of menstruation, but is vital in conception, pregnancy and childbirth.

Many conditions that required surgery are now being treated successfully with
acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Western and Chinese Medicine have combined since
1949, and many innovative treatments have been devised, including the Hunyuan
Method, which I use for treating many of my patients.
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