In combination with bedrest the following herbal remedies can be used as first aid to stop bleeding.
GENTLE HERBAL BATH
Take a bath with the Steamy Chick gentle herbs or another anti-hemorrhagic formed herbal formula. Repeat if bleeding starts to increase again.
MUGWORT TEA (ARTEMESIA ARGYI, AI YE)
Indications:heavy bleeding, spontaneous bleeding, fresh spotting
Directions: Steep 1 tsp mugwort in 8 ounces water. Drink 3 cups of tea throughout the day.
A mugwort bath would also be useful.
FIRST AID TEA (SHEPHERD’S PURSE, YARROW, LADY’S MANTLE)
Zaire Sabb (www.mysticmomma.net) shared the following midwifery herbal remedy — equal parts shepherd’s purse, yarrow and lady’s mantle. This remedy is used by midwives to stop postpartum hemorrhage. It can also be used in the case of uterine fatigue to stop heavy bleeding or fresh spotting.
Indications: heavy bleeding, spontaneous bleeding, fresh spotting
Directions: For heavy bleeding mix 1 teaspoon of each herb and steep in 8 ounces of water. Drink the full amount as quickly as possible. Repeat as needed.
For spotting you can mix 1/3 teaspoon of each and steep in 8 ounces of water. Sip 3 cups of tea throughout the day.
There is a safe over-the-counter herbal supplement that can be used as first aid to stop excessive bleeding — YNBY pills (short for their longer name yunnan baiyao). They are 100% safe and useful herbal formula to have on hand as first aid to stop bleeding in emergency cases. You can order yunnan baiyao online or get them from your local acupuncturist.
YNBY Pills are indicated in the following cases where there is heavy or fast flowing bleeding:
-During the normal period (for example, filling up an overnight pad in under an hour)
-Client is on day 5 or longer of the period with a heavy fresh bleed
-Spontaneous interim bleeding that is fresh and heavy
-Peri-menopausal spontaneous bleeding that is sudden and fast-flowing
-An ongoing period (10 days or longer) where the fresh bleeding doesn’t stop and has no end in sight
Note on use of Yunnan Baiyao:
In the above cases yunnan baiyao is an emergency measure to stop bleeding. Once the bleeding stops the root of the problem must be treated through steaming, proper period care, rest, food therapy and acupuncture. It is not for continual ongoing use. It is simply an emergency aid to stop the bleeding so that the root of the problem can be addressed in order to prevent re-occurrence. Regular ongoing use can cause issues by creating stagnation and preventing new blood from forming.
Yunnan Baiyao Contraindications:
Blood Thinner Medications
Severe irregular heartbeat
Pregnancy (may not be relevant in cases of bleeding however important to know)
GUI PI PIAN – RESTORE THE SPLEEN DECOCTION
There is a safe over-the-counter herbal supplement that can be used as first aid to stop fresh spotting or trickle bleeding. They’re called gui pi pian pills. They are 100% safe and have no side effects or interactions with other medicines. You can order online or get them from your local acupuncturist.