Irregular Menstruation

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Irregular Menstruation Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for irregular menstruation. It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "irregular menstruation" is rarely designed with the resulting "irregular menstruation" exclusively in mind.

For non-practitioners, we recommend reading treating the "cause" and not the "symptoms" for more on the overall approach and the importance of the TCM diagnostic system in formulating treatment approaches.

Within TCM, "irregular menstruation", is potentially related to the following diagnostic patterns - blood stagnation, liver qi stagnation, spleen qi deficiency among many other possibilities and/or layered combinations.

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When developing an acupuncture protocol a practitioner is very often focusing on the causal diagnoses in Chinese Medicine terms, not on the condition itself. A potential range of underlying factors and approaches for irregular menstruation are described in our acupuncture protocol page - "acupuncture for irregular menstruation - treatment protocols " .

Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific condition or diagnostic pattern. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following points should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • KD 2 (Blazing Valley)
    Anterior and Inferior to the medial malleolus in a depressi…
    Generally useful for clearing excesses & acute presenta…
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  • KD 5 (Water Spring)
    1 cun directly below KI 3 in a depression on the medial sid…
    Generally nourishes Yin and Blood and moves the uterus. KD…
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  • KD 12 (Great Manifestation)
    4 cun below CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 3.
    KD 11, KD 12, KD 13, KD 14 & KD 15 all intersect the Ch…
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  • KD 13 (Qi Hole)
    3 cun below CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 4.
    KD 11, KD 12, KD 13, KD 14 & KD 15 all intersect the Ch…
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  • KD 14 (Fourfold Fullness)
    2 cun below CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 5.
    KD 11, KD 12, KD 13, KD 14 & KD 15 all intersect the Ch…
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  • KD 15 (Central Flow)
    1 cun below CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 7.
    KD 11, KD 12, KD 13, KD 14 & KD 15 all intersect the Ch…
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  • SP 4 (Yellow Emperor)
    In a depression distal and inferior to the base of the 1st …
    Excess pathologies of the ST and Intestines - severe abdomi…
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  • SP 6 (Three Yin Intersection)
    3 cun directly above the tip of the medial malleoulus on th…
    Tonify Yin and Blood, all Spleen disorders. Digestive diso…
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  • SP 8 (Earth's Crux)
    3 cun below SP 9 on line connecting SP 9 and the tip of the…
    Xi Cleft Point - acute and painful menstrual issues due to …
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  • SP 10 (Sea of Blood)
    With knee flexed, 2 cun above the superior medial border of…
    Any Gynecological issues originating from Blood, Heat, Stas…
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  • ST 25 (Celestial Pivot)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 8.
    All intestinal issues - constipation, diarrhea, dysentary, …
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  • ST 26 (Outer Mound)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 7.
    Abdominal pain, bloating, hernias. Menstrual issues - dysm…
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  • ST 27 (Great Gigantic)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 5.
    Beneficial for multiple genito-urinary issues in men - impo…
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  • ST 29 (Return)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 3.
    Excess or Cold/Deficient disorders of the Lower Warmer - am…
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  • ST 30 (Surging Qi)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 2.
    Upper Sea of Water & Grain Point - excess or deficient …
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  • UB 18 (Liver Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV 8, level with T9.
    Main point for all Liver related conditions in TCM terms - …
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  • UB 23 (Kidney Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV 4, level with L2.
    For all Kidney system related issues from a Chinese Medicin…
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  • UB 30 (White Ring Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to the GV line, level with the 4th PSF.
    Local point for low back, sacrum, tailbone and/or hip pain.…
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  • UB 31 (Upper Bone Hole)
    On the sacrum at the midpoint of the PSIS and the PML, leve…
    UB 31, UB 32, UB 33 & UB 34 together form the "Eight Li…
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  • UB 32 (Second Bone Hole)
    On the sacrum medial and inferior to the PSIS, level with t…
    UB 31, UB 32, UB 33 & UB 34 together form the "Eight Li…
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  • UB 33 (Central Bone Hole)
    On the sacrum medial and inferior to UB 32, level with the …
    UB 31, UB 32, UB 33 & UB 34 together form the "Eight Li…
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