Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation) - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation) - Basics

Amenorrhea is the loss or absence of a woman's menstrual cycle and is most commonly a symptom of another condition. Causes of amenorrhea include pregnancy, strenuous exercise, psychological stress, hormonal problems, and others.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Amenorrhea.

Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation) - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of amenorrhea (absence of menstruation) generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of amenorrhea (absence of menstruation):

Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation) - Acupuncture Protocols

The treatment of conditions with acupuncture can be a complicated endeavor that should only be undertaken by individuals with a deep understanding of the underlying Chinese Medicine theory (and/or whatever system being used for treatment). There are many approaches, but generally speaking few viable approaches are involved on a point to condition basis. Rather using proper diagnostic procedures the patients diagnostic pattern is ascertained and that is what is treated. The protocols listed here exemplify some of these clinical approaches.

The following Acupuncture Treatment Protocols May Be Used With Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation)

Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation) - Tam Healing - Tong Ren Protocols

Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for amenorrhea (absence of menstruation) that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.

The following Tam Healing/Tong Ren Therapy Protocols May Be Used With Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation)

Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation) - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating amenorrhea (absence of menstruation). For a complete list from our store with more details see our amenorrhea (absence of menstruation) formula section.

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Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation) - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (15) acupuncture points may be useful for amenorrhea (absence of menstruation). A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)

Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation) - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (17) chinese herbs may be useful for amenorrhea (absence of menstruation). In most cases, however, treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine is done with herbal formulas based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting herbs by function alone. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.

The following (5) Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation)

Ba Zhen Wan

  • Eight Treasure Combination
    • For recovery of qi and blood after acute trauma or accident
    • For frequent heavy menstrual cycles
    • Pale complexion, fatigue, dizziness from qi deficiency
    • Vertigo, palpitations, anxiety from blood deficiency
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi and Blood
  • Cautions
    • Do not confuse with Ba Zheng Wan - which is a clearing formula.

Er Xian Wan

  • Two Immortal Decoction
    • Kidney Yin and Kidney Yang deficiencies with Empty Heat - hormonal issues such as menopause (possibly w/hypertension), amenorrhea, hot flashes along with associated symptoms of fatigue, depression, insomnia, nervousness and more.
    • Infertility with appropriate underlying factors, particularly when arising with amenorrhea or irregular menstruation.
    • Aplastic anemia.
  • Tonify
  • Warm and Tonify the Yang

Shao Fu Zhu Yu Wan

  • Abdominal Stasis Relief Pills
    • Qi and blood stagnation in the lower jiao - lower abdominal masses, fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis.
    • Fertility issues in both men and women with the right underlying signs - amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, irregular cycles, uterine bleeding.
    • Can be used to dispel ectopic pregnancy.
    • Ulcerative colitis, urinary stones.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • Not generally applicable to heavy menstrual bleeding coming from deficiency.

Si Wu Tang Wan

  • Four Substances Pills
    • The primary base formula for tonifying the blood and regulating menstruation in Chinese Medicine terms - irregular cycles, amenorrhea or long cycles.
    • Postpartum issues such as uterine bleeding when arising from blood deficiency.
    • General blood deficiency symptoms - dry skin, dry eyes, dry hair, anemia, calf cramping.  Certain version of dermatitis, psoriasis and other skin conditions - diabetic ulcers, etc.
    • With the right underlying factors threatened miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy.
    • Fertility issues, endometriosis.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Blood
  • Cautions
    • Avoid during the early phases of a cold or flu.

Zuo Gui Wan

  • Right Returning Pills
    • Infertility, low libedo, impotence due to kidney yin deficiency.
    • Low sperm count, abnormal sperm morphology resulting from jing deficiency.
    • Irregular menstruation, vaginal dryness.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Yin

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