Posted on: January 15, 2020

How Acupuncture Can Help With Irregular Periods

Acupuncture is a natural treatment that can be used to help with regulating menstruation, from, painful periods, too short or too long cycles to difficulties with ovulation.

Some women will unfortunately experience some form of abnormal menstrual cycle. Irregular menstruation affects the average woman several times in her lifetime and for some women irregular cycle or lack of it is a norm.

A missed period does not necessarily constitute an emergency, but ongoing problems with irregular menstruation can make it difficult to conceive and it can lead to a number of other negative health effects.

Normal menstruation

Most women experience a normal menstruation cycle that lasts between 29 to 32 days. The average for most women falls within the 25 to 28 day window. If your period occurs before a 24 day cycle then this is considered as too short and if cycle is longer than 35 days, then is considered as too long.

For some patients cycle can fluctuate up and down every month, which means that women is having irregular menstrual cycle.

PCOS

Women with PCOS can be bleeding constantly or having very long menstruation cycles sometimes even 100 days without period or longer, and on top of that she may not ovulate at all, which will cause difficulties to fall pregnant naturally.

When a woman’s period becomes irregular it often comes down to underlying health conditions that can prevent a menstruation cycle. These can sometimes be heavily related to stress, hormone imbalances as well as a series of other underlying medical problems, like PCOS or Thyroid issues.

Our lifestyle like diet, emotions, stress can have affect on period and if you regularly experience problems with your period, it could be wise to go and see a gynaecologist to have some further test done but also try natural approach at the same time like acupuncture.

Acupuncture for irregular menstrual cycle

Acupuncture is a gentle, non-evasive, natural and effective option for dealing with different menstrual issues. Part of the reason why acupuncture is so effective is it can help individuals to reduce stress, improve blood flow in the pelvic area, thicken the endometrium lining, can also help with ovulation.

In my clinic I am treating all ranges of issues with menstrual cycle, painful periods, irregular periods, PCOS, Thyroid issues, lack of ovulation, irregular spotting, too long or too short cycles.

If you are experiencing any of the above-mentioned issues and you also are trying to naturally conceive, acupuncture could be the perfect treatment before you will try anything else like being on the pill, or IVF.

By using regular acupuncture treatment, many of my patients have experienced change in their menstrual cycle, but also some have managed to fall pregnant naturally.

Utilising herbal medicine and other forms of traditional medicine can also work it helping women to find balance. If you would like to try acupuncture or you need more information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Here is a link to interesting study about acupuncture treatment for patients with PCOS: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5708987/

If you would like more information about how acupuncture could help you please get in touch.