Menorrhagia is the term used for menstrual periods with abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding (prolonged menstruation). Every period causes enough blood loss and cramping that makes the usual every day activities difficult to accomplish as well as cause extreme fatigue and mood swings . If you have menstrual bleeding so heavy that you dread your period, talk with our practitioner Jane Ma about the effective treatments offered here at AcuNatural Health Brisbane through Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for menorrhagia.


The cause of menorrhagia is not always known, but there a number of conditions that can causes such as:

Hormone imbalance:If a hormone imbalance occurs, the endometrium develops in excess and eventually sheds by way of heavy menstrual bleeding.

Dysfunction of the ovaries: If your ovaries don’t release an egg (ovulate) this can lead to hormone imbalance and cause menorrhagia.

Uterine fibroids

Polyps: Polyps of the uterus generally develop in women of reproductive age as the result of high hormone levels.

Adenomyosis: the glands from the endometrium become embedded in the uterine muscles.

Pelvic Inflammatory disease (PID)

Thyroid issues

Liver or Kidney disease

Intrauterine device (IUD)

Pregnancy complications

Cancer:Rarely, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer and cervical cancer can cause excessive menstrual bleeding.

Inherited bleeding disorders

Symptoms & Signs 

The signs and symptoms of menorrhagia may include:

Needing to use double sanitary protection to control your menstrual flow

Needing to wake up to change sanitary protection during the night

Bleeding for longer than a week

Passing blood clots with menstrual flow for more than one day

Restricting daily activities due to heavy menstrual flow

Symptoms of anemia, such as tiredness, fatigue or shortness of breath

Extreme Mood swings

 Acupuncture Treatments for abnormal uterine bleeding

Here at AcuNatural Health Brisbane, Jane Ma, uses a mix of acupuncture treatments and Traditional Chinese Medicine to help with abnormal uterine bleeding. Acupuncture is used to relieve the stress, fatigue and emotional toll that comes with abnormal uterine bleeding and could stimulate nerve end to improve ovarian blood circulation. This could improve ovarian function, restore hormonal balance and ovulation and stop abnormal vaginal bleeding and improve fertility. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding can be divided into three categorizes:

1. Spleen and kidney yang deficiency, the symptoms include prolonged uterine bleeding, heavy periods, light red without clot, excessive vaginal discharge, tiredness, lower back pain, feeling cold, cold hands and feet, swelling tongue with light white coating, and week and sink pulse.

2. liver and kidney yin deficiency, the symptoms include irregular periods, prolonged uterine bleeding, red blood, dizziness tinnitus, lower backpain, dry mouth, red tongue, week and sink pulse.

3. kidney deficiency and liver stagnation, the symptoms include irregular periods, breast pain, lower back pain, lower tummy pain, excessive vaginal discharge, light tongue and week and sink pulse.

If you think you have a prolonged and/or abnormal uterine bleeding (menorrhagia) book in today an Initial Consultation with Jane Ma at AcuNatural Health Brisbane!

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