The wonder of menstruation lies in its complex and intricate biological processes that enables a woman's body to prepare for a potential pregnancy every month, from menarche until menopause.
The season of a woman's life during menstruation and fertility typically begins with the onset of puberty, usually between ages 11 and 14. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) your period is known as your ‘heavenly waters’, a blessing and rite of passage as a girl blossoms into a woman. The heart and womb are deeply connected.
Although it can be difficult for some women, and often labelled as a burden in our western culture, it is truly an amazing intricate dance of hormones biological processes that empower a woman's body with the potential to create life; Or simply rest, refresh and start the cycle again.
Menstruation plays a crucial role in fostering reproductive health. TCM practices such as acupuncture, herbal medicine and diet therapy aim to: promote overall well-being, balance the body's energy (Qi), and improve reproductive health. By nurturing the body and mind back to harmony, TCM can help to regulate periods, enhance fertile health and hormones and increase the chances of successful conception.