Acupuncture for Menstrual Problems
Because a normal menstrual cycle is just a function of a healthy overall system, by working holistically on overall wellness, a balanced menstrual cycle is often the natural outcome. This means that while your cycle is improving, so are any other symptoms that are related to same underlying problem as is your menstrual problem.
Since western medicine has no great treatment for most menstrual issues, often our patients come in with such bad problems that they’re just medicated with regular hormone treatment so their cycle 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.
I typically also prescribe herbal formulas that change along with the cycle, and like 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.
Depending on your situation, I might have you start taking your basal body temperature, which can help us target treatment and gives us another lens through which to look at what is happening at the various stages of your cycle.
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.