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A 37-year-old member asked:

could a chinese medicine (acupuncture, herbal etc) be effective in stopping excessive bleeding?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Skilled practitioner: If the chinese medicine practitioner is skilled and experienced, yes, this can be effective in stopping excessive bleeding.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: There are acupuncture protocols that can be used for excessive vaginal bleeding.

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