Women with irregular menstruation may experience heavy bleeding during their periods, infrequent or frequent menstrual periods, or spotting between periods.
Irregular Menstruation Definition:Irregular menstrual periods is defined as the abnormal variation in length of menstrual cycle.
Irregular Menstruation Causes:
Causes of irregular menstruation include:
- hormone imbalances
- excessive exercise
- weight loss or gain
- eating disorders
- polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- other underlying causes
Irregular Menstruation Symptoms:
Symptoms of irregular menstrual cycles include:
- Periods that occur less than 21 days or more than 35 day
- Missing three or more periods in row
- Heavy menstrual flow
- Periods that are accompanied by pain, cramping, nausea, or vomiting
- Spotting between periods
Irregular Menstruation Treatments:
Acupuncture and natural medicine can be effective at the regulation of the menstrual cycle. Acupuncture has been shown to regulate the cycle length, promote regularity, and decrease PMS symptoms, as well as heavy bleeding cycles.
If you are experiencing change in your hormones, irregular menstruation, painful periods, please give our office a call at (425) 686-4498 to learn more about how we can help.
Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Bothell, WA at her practice Starting Point Acupuncture. She specializes in chronic and complex cases and commonly treats neuropathy, fibromyalgia, migraines, autoimmune, and infertility cases. Dr. Ellie Heintze is also the author of the book, A Starting Point Guide to Going Gluten-Free and Keep Calm and Zen Out available on Amazon.