Menstrual Cycle

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.

Menstrual irregularities:

  • 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
  • Headaches
  • Oedema
  • Body aches
  • Fever
  • Epistaxis or Haemoptysis (nose bleeds or coughing blood)
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Skin eruptions
  • Dizziness

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.