Late Periods (menses)

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Late periods

35+ day cycle for three months consecutively.  Caution should be taken when a patient is usually regular and is suddenly late, this may indicate pregnancy.


Stagnated Cold in Blood (Uterus)

                could be caused by deficient (Kidney Yang) or excess (Yin or external cold).  Blood is usually dark with clots, pain that is eased by warmth, T- pale.  Deficiency cases are relieved by lower         abdominal massage/pressure, and excess strongly dislikes the idea of local pressure.

                P/T – warm Yang to expel cold, promote circulation of blood

                Acupuncture – the same points are used for either excess or deficiency Cold patterns, treatment is                 distinguished by the method of manipulation used, moxa is recommended, Ren, Du, Ren 4                 (primary points to tonify Yuan Qi), Du 4 (root of Yuan Qi), BL17 & SP 10 (move blood), SP 6

                                - excess, dislike massage- ST 25, 29

                                - deficiency, like massage- BL 23

                Rx – Wen Jing Tang (excess), You Gui Wan, Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan (deficiency)

Blood deficiency

                pale scanty menses, pale dry skin and lips, blurred vision, dizziness, insomnia (trouble getting to                 sleep), palpitations, pale brittle nails, stiff tendons, forgetful, may have anxiety, someone who may                 be kind to others but not to themselves, palpitations, numbness in the limbs, T- pale, P- thin

                P/T – nourish blood & fill Chong to regulate menses

                Acupuncture – tonify, Shu, BL 17, 18, 23, Ren 4, KI 6, 13 (Chong connection), SP 6, 10

                Rx – Gui Pi Tang, Ba Zhen Tang, Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang, Da Bu Yuan Jian, Xiao Ying Jian

Liver Qi stagnation

                delayed periods with clots, patient is stressed out, experiences PMS, breast tenderness, mood   swings, depression, hypochondriac pain or fullness, frequent sighing, ‘Plum-pit’ syndrome,                 psychological feelings of being easily frustrated, a sense of being held down, digestive complaints,                 T- may be normal or have slight purple or red colour on the sides, P- wiry

                P/T – soothe Liver Qi flow, invigorate blood

                Acupuncture – foot Jueyin, LR 3, 5, 14, SP 6, 8, 10, Zi Gong, SP 4 on the right & PC 6 on the left

                Rx – Xiao Yao San, Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang


Alternative Treatment Methods

                auricular- Nei Shen Zhi Qi (internal reproductive), endocrine, subcortex, LR, SP, KI, Yuan Zhong

                scalp- human reproductive system (electro)

                injection- Dang Gui, Dan Shen @ Zi Gong, 0.5ml daily for six days to stimulate ovulation


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