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Can Acupuncture Delay Your Period
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
Yes: Your body's reaction to high stress levels can be very variable. Prolonged high stress situations are believed to play a part in many chronic disease states. Do what you can to decrease your stress levels, including exercise, meditation, relaxing social activities, etc. Achieving more balance in your life can help a great deal with decreasing your stress level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In extreme cases: In extreme cases exercise can stop the menstrual cycle. We see this in marathon runners and Olympic gymnasts for example. The lack of periods may help endometriosis but this is not a rationale approach to the treatment of endometriosis as exercise induced amenorrrhea (lack of cycles) is not a healthy condition. ...Read more
Yes, it's possible.: 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. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
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