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.
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
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.
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Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)
The following (14) 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.
This formula is generally a tonifying agent with herbs to invigorate the blood it is used for excessive menstruation, excessive spotting between periods or bleeding during pregnancy. Other uses would be uterine bleeding and restless fetus syndrome.
The Tongue is generally pale with a thin white coat and the Pulse will be thin and frail.