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Can accupuncture delay your period cycle?

Can accupuncture delay your period cycle?

Maybe, but unlikely: Acupuncture works by influencing the nervous system. It is possible to affect your period with acupuncture, however you should see your gyn to rule out all other causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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What could be the reason of periods delay after accupuncture? Not active sexually but got periods after 50 days and after 2 accupuncture sessions.

What could be the reason of periods delay after accupuncture? Not active sexually but got periods after 50 days and after 2 accupuncture sessions.

Too general.: I am sorry but there is not enough information here to provide you a useful response. Don't know if the acupuncture was focused on treatment of gynecologic problems, for fertility or if it was for a multitude of other medical issues. ...Read more

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After acupuncture my periods stopped. When should I visit ob gyn?

After acupuncture my periods stopped. When should I visit ob gyn?

Right away: Whenever your period unexpectedly stops, you should see your doctor as soon as possible. This is to make sure that you do not have another systemic or hormonal problem (not likely related to the acupuncture). ...Read more

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Each time after accupuncture treatment my period is late for at least 2 weeks or more. Why is it so? I had period problems when I was teenager

Each time after accupuncture treatment my period is late for at least 2 weeks or more. Why is it so? I had period problems when I was teenager

Acupuncture: Would need to know more about the type of treatment that was provided & possibly acupuncture points used to try to answer this question. ...Read more

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What delays a period for up to two months?

What delays a period for up to two months?

Reasons: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is maximum time of delay of period?

What is maximum time of delay of period?

Need diagnosis: Check if you are pregnant first then move on to see your doctor for physical exam. ...Read more

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Period delayed for a week, should I be alarmed?

Period delayed for a week, should I be alarmed?

Have you been: Sexually active? If yes, would recommend taking a home pregnancy test at this time. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or med problems. ...Read more

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How can you delay your period?

How can you delay your period?

Take continuous: Take continuous birth control pills. That is skip the last week of placebo pills and go straight to a new pack. That will postpone your period until you finish the second pack and get to the last week. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Other reasons for delayed period?

Other reasons for delayed period?

Many: Pregnancy, anovulation, peri-menopause, hormone manipulation (ocps, depo-provera, etc), premature ovarian failure (pof), stress, poly cystic ovaries (pco, stein-leventhal syndrome), prolonged follicular phase, or just a normal variant. It's normal to occasionally miss a period or have a delayed one. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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What could cause a delayed period?

What could cause a delayed period?

Multiple causes: Delayed cycles are usually due to delayed ovulation. This is most commonly caused by stress or underlying ovulation disorders. Pregnancy that is early and not detected is another reason. If delayed cycles are common for you, then ovulation disorder is likely and you should seek help because aside form fertility these issues also relate to chronic health in various ways and should be addressed. ...Read more

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I need a natural way to delay period?

I need a natural way to delay period?

Pregancy/: That may be the only 'natural' means of delaying your menstrual period. ...Read more

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How to delay your period by two weeks?

How to delay your period by two weeks?

Delaying menses: You can delay a menses by taking the birth control pill and not taking the placebo pills. Women can then have a menses when they want or not at all. ...Read more

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Does taking clomaid delay your period?

Does taking clomaid delay your period?

It can: Clomid (clomiphene) is intended to induce ovulation. Once you ovulate you will either conceive or have a period. The timing of the period can be delayed compared to a non Clomid (clomiphene) cycle. ...Read more

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I have a delayed period. What's the cause?

I have a delayed period. What's the cause?

Uncertain: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). ...Read more

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How can I delay my period

With hormones.: You can take birth control pills continually or by skipping the "inactive" pills for one cycle. Sometimes it can be withdrawn early with progestins to adjust timing of the cycle. See your physician to make the best decision and determine if this is possible for you. ...Read more

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How do I delay my period?

How do I delay my period?

It depends: The best way to delay a period is by using the birth control pill. If you are on the pill, after 3 weeks, start a new pack instead of taking the last row of pills. ...Read more

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Can B12 delay your period?

Can B12 delay your period?

No: B12 should not have an effect on your period. ...Read more

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Can apriso delay your period?

Can apriso delay your period?

Rarely: The most common adverse effects of Apriso are headache, abdominal pain, belching, and sore throat. It can cause metrorrhagia (or irregular menstrual bleeding), but does so in less than 1% of patients. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more