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    Irregular Periods

     

    A a regular period usually occurs every 28 or 30 days and lasts anywhere from 3 to 7 days. Every woman's cycle is a bit different. You may get your period every 21 days or every 35 days, but as long as they occur with roughly the same number of days between each cycle, they would be considered regular, if they do not then they would be considered irregular.

    Why do irregular periods happen?
    Irregular Periods occur when hormone levels are out of sync. The glands affected with the process of menstruation include the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and the ovaries. This is often referred to as the HPO Axis.

    Delayed periods may be signals that ovulation has not occurred and, consequently, that the endometrial lining has grown thicker. Delayed periods usually involve heavier bleeding due to this increased thickness. Lighter periods or spotting between periods may arise when hormone levels are not sufficient to nourish the endometrial lining.

     

    Why do irregular periods happen?

    They often happen if there is an emotional blockage, stress, poor diet, wieght gain or loss, intense exercise, or Perimenopause (close to menopause) / Menopause.

     

    What does Traditional Chinese Medicine do to help?

    Traditional Chinese Medicine helps to regulate the body's energy flow and it's hormones. It balances the organs and allows blood to flow smoothly.