Acupuncture and Herbs for Excessive Menstrual Flow


Chief Complaint: 1- Excessive menstrual flow

Western Diagnosis: The patient was diagnosed with fibroids by a M.D

Medical History: Female, 46 years old
Secondary complaint, recurrent sinus infections

Questioning exam: 1-Her symptoms consist of a lack of a menses for 2-3 months, followed by a heavy flow for 2-3 weeks. The flow is dark and has clots. She feels her abdomen is tight while menstruating, and finds that moving and stretching relieves it.

2- The patient has gotten a sinus infection every six months for as long as she can remember. The discharge from her nose starts clear, but becomes green and bloody.

Pulse exam:
Pulse: Rapid, slippery

Tongue exam: Tongue: Scalloped, white coat, lavender color

OM Diagnosis: 1- Uterine bleeding due to blood stasis (beng luo)
2- Local obstruction of Yang Ming channel

Treatment Principle: 1- Move blood stasis
2- Clear obstruction, move qi

Point Prescription: Sp1, Sp10, Sp8, Sp6, Yin Tang, Du 20, LI4, St36, Du23, LI20->BiTong, St3

Herbal Formula: Ge Xia Zhu Yu Tang

Results: Menstrual flow decreased after treatment, and stopped a day or so after treatment.

Last modified: September 8, 2009  Tags: , ,  В·  Posted in: Gynecological