Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Uterine Bleeding
What Is Uterine Bleeding?
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.
Which Acupuncture Point Protocols May Be Applied 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:
9 Points Are Empirically Important For Uterine Bleeding
15 TCM Herbs Are Potentially Used With Uterine Bleeding
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Use only under direct supervision in pregnancy. Generally avoid during pregnancy.
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