Abnormal uterine bleeding according to Chinese Medicine

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What is abnormal uterine bleeding?

A condition of the genital system, caused by hormonal disturbances, weight changes, neoplasms, or use of pharmacological agents. This condition is characterised by irregular or excessive shedding of the uterine lining, or vaginal bleeding during or between menstrual cycles.

What causes abnormal uterine bleeding according to TCM?

There are 23 patterns of disharmony in our database that are associated with abnormal uterine bleeding. TCM sees our body (and mind) as a holistic system in which health issues stem from imbalances, known as "patterns of disharmony". These patterns can manifest in a wide range of symptoms and illnesses, such as abnormal uterine bleeding here.

Most of the patterns associated with abnormal uterine bleeding are "Empty" (also called "Deficient") in nature. This means that according to TCM, abnormal uterine bleeding is more likely to be a chronic condition that is due to a deficiency of certain “Vital Substances” (such as Blood or Qi), or Yin or Yang generally.

This is the case when abnormal uterine bleeding is due to "Qi Deficiency" and "Yin Deficiency", for instance.

For more details on the underlying causes and patterns behind abnormal uterine bleeding, refer to this comprehensive page on the subject.

Herbal formulas used in TCM for abnormal uterine bleeding

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Individual herbs used in TCM for abnormal uterine bleeding

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Acupuncture and acupressure points for abnormal uterine bleeding

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TCM dietary and lifestyle recommendations that might help with abnormal uterine bleeding

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