Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Irregular Menstruation - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of irregular 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).

Women with irregular menstruation may experience heavy bleeding during their periods, infrequent or frequent menstrual periods, or spotting between periods. These characteristics can be attributed to several different underlying problems including Amenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea, Endometriosis, Oligomenorrhea, Premature Ovarian Failure, and Uterine Fibroids.
Amenorrhea refers to the loss or absence of a woman's menstrual cycle that is not due to pregnancy. Dysmenorrhea occurs when a woman experiences irregularly painful menstruation, characterized by extreme lower abdominal and back pain. Endometriosis occurs when tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside the uterus, most commonly in the pelvic area. When menstruation occurs, these tissue growths respond the same as those inside the uterus--breaking down into blood and tissue and exiting the body. However the endometrial tissue growing outside the uterus has no place to go. This can cause heavy menstruation, severe menstrual cramping, intestinal pain, spotting or bleeding between periods, fatigue, painful urination and/or bowel movements during menstruation, and infertility.
Women with Oligomenorrhea have infrequent or occasional menstrual periods. Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) is a halt in the normal functioning of the ovaries in women under age 40. Fibroids are benign masses of muscle cells and tissue that grow in and on the uterus. These growths can cause heavy or painful menstrual periods, lower back pain, excessive urination, pain during sex, pelvic pressure or reproductive issues such as miscarriages or infertility.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for irregular menstruation.

The following Acupuncture Treatment Protocols May Be Used With Irregular Menstruation

There are no tongren treatment protocols associated at this time.

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The following herbal formulas from our store are potentially useful for irregular menstruation:

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The following (15) acupuncture points may be useful for irregular 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.)

There are (1) Chinese herbs currently associated with irregular menstruation. Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for irregular menstruation. For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

TCM Herbal Formulas That May Be Useful For Irregular Menstruation

TCM FormulaClinical Functions
Ba Zhen Wan

Pale complexion, fatigue, low stamina, light headedness, vertigo, palpitations (may be frequent), anxiety, poor appetite, reduced energy for speaking.

The Pulse will be thin and frail or large and weak and the Tongue will be pale with a white coat.

Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan

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Er Xian Tang Wan

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Qi Xue Da Bu Wan

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Wen Jing Tang Wan

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Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan

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Xiao Yao Wan

Depression, anxiety, Headache, vertigo, hypochondriac pain, fatigue, poor appetite, bitter taste in the mouth.  In women - PMS, breast distention, irregular menstruation, fertility issues.

The Pulse will be wiry and deficient and the Tongue will be pale-red/purplish.

Xue Fu Zhu Yu Wan

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