Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Uterine Bleeding - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

Uterine Bleeding - Basics

Abnormal uterine bleeding includes bleeding that occurs between menstrual periods, irregularly heavy or long periods, bleeding after menopause, spotting, or bleeding after sexual intercourse. Some causes are a shift in hormone levels, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, uterine fibroids or polyps, cancer, hypothyroidism, infection, and the use of certain birth control products.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Uterine Bleeding.

Uterine Bleeding - 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 Uterine Bleeding

Uterine Bleeding - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating uterine bleeding. For a complete list from our store with more details see our uterine bleeding formula section.

Uterine Bleeding - Questions

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Uterine Bleeding - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (9) acupuncture points may be useful for uterine bleeding. 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.)

Uterine Bleeding - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (15) chinese herbs may be useful for uterine bleeding. 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 Uterine Bleeding

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.

Jiao Ai Wan

  • Ass-Hide Gelatin and Mugwort Formula
    • Uterine bleeding/spotting.
    • Abdominal/Uterine/Ovarian cramping.
    • Irregular menstruation, history of miscarriage - due to spleen failing to regulate the blood.
  • Stop Bleeding
  • Tonify and Stop Bleeding
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in cases of beng lou (flooding and spotting) when caused by heat or accompanied with strong heat signs.

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.

Yi Zi Wan

  • Decoction B
    • Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of damp-heat and toxins in the lower jiao - possibly bleeding hemorrhoids, pain, rectal prolapse, anal itching.
    • With the right underlying factors may also be useful for vaginal bleeding with abdominal pain, possibly with dark clots.
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity

Yunnan Baiyao

  • White Powder from Yun Nan
    • Internal and external uses for bleeding.
    • Internally may be used for issues such as heavy menstruation, internal bleeding from cancer.
    • May also be internally in conjunction with external applications - gun shot wounds, surgical issues.
    • Externally may be applied to any cuts, scrapes, wounds, etc.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Use only under direct supervision in pregnancy.  Generally avoid during pregnancy.

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