Every month a woman’s body expects to make a baby. An egg is selected, developed, and released. The uterus plumps up in preparation for a guest.
In the event that fertilization doesn’t occur, the egg is released from the body, and the uterus sheds its lining so the cycle can begin again.
Sounds simple on paper, right?
In reality menstruation can cause cramps so severe that you are literally debilitated.
The bloating can ruin a meal, or a vacation.
The hormonal shifts can cause unpleasant mental states: frustration, sadness, anxiety.
Breasts can swell to the point where it is difficult to breathe.
Cysts, fibroids, endometriosis, and acne can develop.
Fertility can be compromised.
I’ve worked with women who “have horrible pain, but it’s only between ovulation and menstruation.”
That’s 2 weeks out of 4. That’s half your life.
Here are a few Case Studies using Chinese Medicine to regulate menstruation: