Acupuncture treatment for dysfunctional uterine bleeding in an adolescent
A 17-year-old girl with a history of dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) and severe dysmenorrhea was treated with hormonal therapies for 16 months without improvement. Treatment with acupuncture was started while she was taking oral contraceptives. Her menstrual cycle normalized after 4 weeks (10 acupuncture treatments). She continued to be regular during the rest of treatments and to date, 6 months after the treatment was discontinued.