Acupuncture for Menstrual Problems
The menstrual issues we treat extensively with acupuncture are:
- irregular menses (meaning timing)
- light or heavy menses
- painful menses
Acupuncture is extremely effective for period problems, all without drugs
Because a normal menstrual cycle is just a function of a balanced system, when you come for acupuncture and we work holistically on your whole body, an improved menstrual cycle is the natural outcome.
It also means that while your cycle is improving, so are other symptoms you came in with.
Since western medicine has no great treatment for most menstrual issues, you might be like many of our acupuncture patients who come in with such bad problems that they’re simply medicated with regular hormone treatment so their cycle just stops completely.
While this might be a short term fix, it often comes with other issues, including major fertility problems later – which can be the toughest to resolve.
In addition to acupuncture, I typically prescribe herbal formulas that change along with the cycle. As with all gynecological issues, herbs are typically a vital part of the treatment process if we’re going to get good results. My patients with menstrual problems are almost always able to get off their hormone treatments, if they so choose.
To find out if I’d be a good fit for your menstrual problem, check out my Women’s Health blog page for my blogs illustrating my approach, real-life patient recoveries, and more about my experience with your issue.