Acupuncture for Amenorrhea and Irregular Menstruation
Irregular menstruation (Oligomenorrhea) and having no menstruation at all (Amenorrhea) are two ends of the spectrum of cycle issues, all of which can be treated with acupuncture.
Irregular menstruation can vary between having a cycle that is too short, too long or one that changes in length month by month.
It also includes spotting or bleeding at other times than when your period usually falls and where there is the skipping of menstrual cycles all together for varying amounts of time.
“In Chinese medicine here are many factors that influence the health of the menstrual cycle.”
These can include contraceptives, medication and lifestyle factors such as low body weight, excessive exercise and stress.
It can also be due to a hormonal imbalance due to PCOS, under/over-active thyroid or structural problems such as uterine scarring.
Unlike western medicine, chinese medicine views each person individually.
Formulating a bespoke treatment plan, which considers and supports you emotionally and physically through the process.
Treatment of secondary amenorrhea with abdomen acupuncture – Han Yan – First hospital, Nanjing University of medical sciences 210029