This condition is the absence of menstrual periods. In some cases, the person has never menstruated and is considered primary amenorrhea, this is usually someone who has not had a period by age of fifteen. Secondary amenorrhea is when a person has already started menstruating and misses two or three periods in a row.
The causes of amenorrhea depend on the type. Genetic problems, hormonal changes concerning the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland, or structural issues in the reproductive system can cause primary amenorrhea. Secondary amenorrhea can be due to birth control, chemotherapy, radiation, pregnancy, breastfeeding, hormonal imbalance, and menopause.
The risk of developing amenorrhea increases in people who exercise excessively, suffer from obesity, have an eating disorder such as anorexia, or if there is a history of early menopause or amenorrhea in their families.
People with amenorrhea can also experience other symptoms, such as hair loss, excess facial hair, acne, pelvic pain, acne, vaginal dryness, headaches, vision changes, and nipple discharge.
Amenorrhea, like most conditions, affects patients in different ways. This is the keystone point of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treating each patient as a unique individual. With careful observation, the TCM/Acupuncture practitioner can be sensitive to the individual needs through the palpation of the radial pulse and observation of the tongue. These are key diagnostic points to balance an individual. Using the premise of Yin and Yang, Qi and Blood, and various other factors a well-rounded practitioner in the Art of Acupuncture and TCM can provide regulation and balance for the system that is out of order. With the use of acupuncture and herbal medicine, these symptoms may be addressed through the process of treatment. Acupuncture treatment in Delray Beach can provide can play an integral role in stimulating blood flow to reproductive organs and the brain. Acupuncture can regulate the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Ovarian axis as the balance of hormones is crucial for this condition. Post-treatment may include a prescription of herbal medicine to support your body’s natural production of hormones and to regulate the imbalance to restore order. Most patients feel very relaxed from treatment due to the chemical release associated with acupuncture. Visit Acupuncture Zen! it’s a great way to get your endorphins flowing.