The most common menstruation related illnesses in adolescent girls are pain with menstruation and irregular periods. Two years after the first period, the body’s hormonal regulation becomes mature and the periods should be more regular but at that time, the pain associated with period may become unbearable. An integrative approach for these conditions can be very effective. Please see Dr. Penn’s article ‘Acupuncture treatment for dysfunctional uterine bleeding in an adolescent’ published by British Medical Journal.
Depends on your child’s condition and severity, the treatment course varies. Please make an appointment for Dr. Penn to review your case and determine the best treatment plan for your child. The goal is to restore her body’s own hormonal balance so no medication needs to be used.