Periods that come irregularly each month are very common and can make it difficult to conceive. Even if you are not trying to have a baby, Chinese medicine considers a regular menstrual rhythm to be an important sign of good health. Irregular menses can be caused by an imbalance that results in hormone fluctuations throughout the month. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been used for hundred of years to balance hormones, restore rhythm, and encourage a more predictable ovulation, which helps regulate the menstrual cycle.
How You Can Help Yourself:
- Follow a diet that won’t stress your liver with too many synthetic compounds by prioritizing whole, unprocessed foods and eating plenty of fiber.
- Aim for 60 percent vegetables and fruits, 30 percent complex carbohydrates, and 10 percent protein (lean meat, oily fish, low-fat cheese, nuts, and seeds).