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  • Lori Wilson

    March 3, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Hi Jennifer,

    I have had a handful of patients with Factor V Leiden. Normally here in San Diego CA – my patients are put on Lovenox which is much stronger than baby aspirin. I have always treated these patients based on their pattern in addition to any “branch” symptoms they may be experiencing – i.e. pain conditions, constipation, insomnia, etc., which can be more pregnancy related than pattern related. Acupuncture has always been really great for them! The only thing to be aware of is that they can bruise more easily on blood thinners, so watch for this. I apply pressure and Arnica cream locally to any points that appear to be bruising. I would also avoid cupping and gua sha, as those modalities would leave more discoloration and potentially unsightly broken blood vessels due to the blood thinner.

    Hope that helps 🙂