What is the definition of Amenorrhea (absent menstrual period)?
Absent menstrual periods are also called "amenorrhea". Primary amenorrhea is when a woman has not started her menstrual cycles by the time she is 17 years old; this is very rare. Secondary amenorrhea is when a woman has had menstrual periods in the past, but has not had one for at least 3 consecutive months. This is much more common. Of course, first of all, it is very important to exclude pregnancy as a cause of amenorrhea. The temporary interruption of menstruation that occurs after childbirth and during breastfeeding is normal and not considered amenorrhea.
What are the causes of Amenorrhea?
Disorders or infections of the pelvic organs could cause absense of menstrual periods, but the most common reasons for amenorrhea
are emotional stress, excessive physical work or exercise, improper diet, rapid weight loss or gain, and medication.
How does Chinese herbal medicine treat absent periods?
In the Chinese medical perspective, absent menstrual period are a result of deficiency and stagnation. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can affect the blood kidneys, liver, spleen and other organs. Stress can also cause stagnation of the liver.
Chinese herbal medicine treats the causes of the problem. The Absent Period Formula focuses on tonifying the blood, which nourishes the uterine system, and on supporting the kidneys, liver and splenic systems. It can also soothe the liver to ease stress. All these things will improve hormonal balancing and recalibrate your period.
Who will benefit from our Chinese medicine Absent Period Formula?
1. Women with absent or scanty menstrual period caused by hormonal imbalances or with unknown causes.
2. Women with amenorrhea caused by minor pelvic organ disorders.
3. Women with amenorrhea , already using conventional medical treatments, who also like to take supplementary herbal medicines.
How long do I need to take the Absent Period Formula to see results?
For secondary amenorrhea, it usually takes one month to start seeing results. It may take two months for your menstrual cycle to return to normal.
For primary amenorrhea, the result varies by individual case. It may take 3 to 4 months to see results.
Nutrition tips for absent periods:
Dietary recommendations for improved hormonal balance:
Pomegranate: Contains more estrogen than any other plant source and may also contain homologs of human hormones. It is a rich source of safe bioactive phytoestrogens as well as being a strong antioxidant. Phytoestrogens also appear to reduce the risk of estrogen-linked cancers, such as breast cancer.
Soy: A very high source of phytoestrogens.
Black bean: An alternative to soy bean, it contains about the same level of phytoestrogens.
Flaxseed: Contains a large amount of omega-3 fatty acids and has antioxidant properties, which may stimulate your period by balancing the levels of estrogen and progesterone in the body.
Complex Carbohydrate vegetables: These include cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower. They are all high in fiber and contain indoleic acid, which is known to stimulate the production of progesterone in the body.
Other food: beans, yam, celery, apple, carrot and seaweed are also rich in phytoestrogens.
It is very important to have a balanced diet. To improve menstrual cycle, try to increase your intake of red meat, seafood, dairy products, nuts, dry fruits, wheat and whole grains.
A glass of red wine 2 to 3 times a week will help to stimulate your menstrual cycle.
Decrease intake of cold drinks, cold salad, ice cream, and sugar.