An evaluation of the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of post-oral contraceptive menstrual irregularities and amenorrhea

L. Tureanu*, V. Tureanu

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Abstract

This study evaluated the efficacy of acupuncture treatment in women with menstrual irregularities and amenorrhea following medium to long-term (18 months to 5 years) use of oral contraceptives. The acupoints selected for treatment were chosen according to the nature of the energetic imbalance according to Chinese medical theory. Treatment evaluation parameters included general condition; presence, regularity and character of menstrual flow; basal body temperature and midcycle LH levels. Results: Regular menstrual cycles resumed in 32 (84%) of the 38 subjects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Acupuncture
Volume22
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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