Acupuncture and Heavy Periods

Acupuncture and Heavy Periods

Acupuncture and Heavy Periods - How does it work?

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers an natural alternative to medical intervention in the treatment of heavy periods. It often refers to heavy periods as 'heat in the blood', usually deriving from liver qi stagnation. Using a selection of acupuncture points, we aim to restore a normal blood flow during the period, free from clots and menstrual pain.

The combined oral contraceptive pill, progestogen-releasing IUCD (Mirena coil), Tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron) are sometimes prescribed by the medical profession to reduce heavy bleeding or Mefenamic acid (eg Ponstan) as a painkiller.


Causes of Heavy Periods

Usually, this condition is not due to an underlying medical condition but it can be caused by a hormone imbalance, the use of an IUCD (intra-uterine contraceptive device), uterine fibroids or polyps, endometriosis, infection, uterine cancer, injury to the reproductive organs, or hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid).

Acupuncture and Heavy Periods - A definition

Menorrhagia is the excessive duration and/or amount of blood loss during a period. Normal periods last three to seven days and involve a blood loss of about 4-12 teaspoonfuls (20-60ml). Menorrhagia is defined as a loss of blood of more than 80ml. A period is defined as heavy if it leads to frequent changes of sanitary towels (every two hours or more), the need to use double sanitary protection (tampons plus towels), passing of large blood clots, flooding clothes or bedding at night, prevention of normal activities and/or anaemia.

Acupuncture and Heavy Periods Testimonial

Acupuncture and Heavy Periods Case Study

The London Acupuncture Space has undergone extensive training in Fertility Acupuncture and Obstetrics Acupuncture at the Royal College of Physicians in London and at the reknowned Zita West Fertility Clinic.

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