Like a normal cycle of nature, a woman’s menstrual cycle arrives each month, right on schedule. However, this normal rhythm can be disrupted or interrupted and like a drought or a pestilence that can offset the cycle of food harvesting, the absence of menstruation (also known as amenorrhea) is a medical issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
Amenorrhea is defined as the absence of a woman’s menstrual period when she is already in the age of reproduction and is in no way due to lactation or pregnancy. There are two categories of amenorrhea: Primary Amenorrhea and Secondary Amenorrhea. The former occurs when a woman is unable to experience menstruation by the age of 16; the latter, on the other hand, is experienced when the menstruation stops for greater than three months, often because of lifestyle and/or hormonal factors. This article will talk about the secondary category because it’s the condition that acupuncture is able to treat.
The condition known as amenorrhea is actually considered a serious condition by medical doctors and acupuncturists alike since it may be a sign of a serious underlying problem that can spell long-term or even permanent consequences. Besides missing a period, secondary amenorrhea can manifest other symptoms that may include:
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One other really bad effect of amenorrhea is that it can lead to complications such as infertility or even conception and pregnancy complications. Amenorrhea also raises the likelihood of a woman developing osteoporosis later in her life.
Western medicine and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) share similar goals of restarting and restoring a woman’s normal menstrual cycle; nevertheless the way they treat this condition is quite different. Artificial hormones are usually used by Western medical doctors to make it appear to the body that balance has been reestablished. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs in Miami are used by TCM, on the other hand, to stimulate the body in order to restore natural hormone function and regulate the body’s naturally-occurring hormones. In several studies and cases, it has been shown the TCM was proven to be an effective and safe treatment for amenorrhea and other related conditions.
The goal of acupuncturists is to firstly restore and unblock Qi flow. Qi is the vital energy in our bodies and when amenorrhea strikes the flow of Qi and Blood stagnate in our body stagnates. And since amenorrhea is associated with disrupted blood flow, acupuncturists target their treatment on organs that are related to the flow of blood. These organs include the liver, kidney, and spleen.