Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA
Since 1988 practicing acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
Xiaoyan Wang
L. Ac., MD (China)
3721 Westerre Pkwy.
Suite C
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 301-1784
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

   Home      Menstrual Irregularities
The menstrual cycle is the process by which a woman’s body gets ready for the chance of a pregnancy each month. Women, in normal terms, maintain a pattern of period that is ideally 28 days, but no one is completely regular. It can vary from 23 days to 35 days. But, women having their periods roughly on the same date every month are considered to be regular. At a certain age, the frequency of the periods fluctuates, making it difficult for the woman to track the date. Women have problems in their menstrual cycle—called menstrual irregularities or menstrual problems. They may not get periods, get periods too frequently, have unpredictable menstrual bleeding, or they may have painful periods. A woman's life can be significantly disturbed by menstrual irregularities, and the problem can aggravate if not given the necessary awareness.
Menstrual irregularities are also called as anovulatory periods, this indicates that the woman does not develop and is unable to release a mature egg regularly every month. Women respond differently to the condition and hence, the menstrual irregularities are also of different types. The reason behind the menstrual irregularity can be divided into physical and psychological.
Anxiety and other forms of emotional daily stress, overwork and fatigue can cause menstrual irregularities. If factors are not controlled, they can threaten you emotionally, thus upsetting the balance of your bodily functions and start changes that will lead to menstrual irregularities. However, the physical causes of menstrual irregularities are much more frequent.

Hormones like estrogen and progesterone have an explicit effect on your menstruation since they regulate the ovulation during the menstrual cycle. Without a reasonable level of hormones in their bodies, women are unable to properly ovulate, resulting in abnormal menstruation that will lead to menstrual irregularities. So maintaining healthy hormone levels are important to avoid and control menstrual irregularities.
Most of the time, women receive a prescription for the birth control pill in order to regulate virtually any menstrual concerns. The pill does a good job of overriding your own hormonal interplay and supplementing your body so that it does not experience the symptoms of hormonal imbalance anymore. While this is a good choice for some instances, in women who are sure they would some day like to conceive a child it is to their advantage to rectify the hormonal imbalance without oral contraception. There is no time to lose as long term hormonal imbalance can set the stage for estrogen dominant issues such as fibroids, endometriosis and even certain types of cancers.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine provide a natural, safe and effective way to resolve menstrual irregularities and  infertility. To regulate the menstrual cycle, a diagnosis will be made based on history, pulse and tongue diagnosis, and lifestyle. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help the body to adjust hormone levels and balance out the menstrual cycle.  Acupuncture is effective and safe, and adding herbal therapy to your treatments only enhances the therapeutic effects and shortens the treatment time.

Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA