A woman’s menstrual cycle is an indicator of a woman’s health. Regulating the menstrual cycle can lead to health benefits for the person as a whole.
Menstrual cycles can be affected by a number of factors including trauma, oral contraceptive pill, diet, stress, and exercise.
- Early periods
- Late periods
- Irregular periods
- Heavy Periods
- Scanty periods
- Long periods
- Painful periods
- Bleeding between periods
- No periods
- Flooding & Trickling
- Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS/PMT)
Problems at the time of periods:
- Breast distention
- Body aches
- Epistaxis or Haemoptysis (nose bleeds or coughing blood)
- Mouth ulcers
- Skin eruptions
The BAcC produce a number of factsheets, including research, relating to the use of acupuncture for menstrual disorders:
Please note the BAcC are currently undertaking a major review to update and broaden the information contained within the fact sheets.