I have question to all the experienced practioners. Has anybody come across a situation - where in the menstrual cycle gets delayed due to acupuncture treatment. I have been treating a case of infertility due to suspected PCOS and she underwent IUI which was unsuccessful during the last menstrual cycle. We started with acupuncture treatment after she had her regular menstrual cycle following IUI.
I have been treating her for the last 3 weeks for about 3 times / week. But, now the cycle has been delayed by about 8 - 9 days. Based on her history, she has been menstruating regularly about an year back. But as she was not able to concieve and also found some weight gain with irregular cycles, she consulted her Gyneacologist and she was diagnosed with PCOS and advised to loose weight along with harmonal medication. With regular exercise she lost good amount weight. But her cycles were still irregular and variable and had to take medication to get her cycle in time. So, her cycles were more or less irregular even before I started the treatment.
My patient is concerned about - maybe acupuncture has delayed her cycle. I tried to convince her that - acupuncture would acutally help to get the cycles regular, but seems to not much convinced.
Could anybody share their opinion on the above mentioned situation? I would be very thankful to him / her.