Alternative help for irregular, erratic or heavy periods
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
TCM’s long history of treating women with period issues in menopause, or Beng Lou, (‘flooding and trickling’) uses a combination of herbs and treatments to regulate fluctuating hormones.
The Modern Reflexology site says that targeting certain pressure points may deal with ‘irregular’ periods and ‘menstrual problems’ in menopause. However, The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists patient information leaflet into alternative treatments to HRT for menopause symptoms says that while reflexology is safe, there have been very few studies on whether it helps menopausal symptoms and more are needed. Reflexology may help your sense of wellbeing and promote stress reduction and relaxation – no bad thing!