Every woman is different so you may have more than that or less than that. To decide if your periods are missed or irregular, it is necessary to view it in terms of what is normal for you.
It is very common for your periods to be irregular for the first few years of menstruation. This is because it takes time for the hormones that control your periods to find a balance.
How Can I Get Pregnant with Irregular Periods?
So Let’s Take a Look at Both the Eastern and Western Solutions
Western Medicine is Biochemical Medicine and sees your irregular periods as an imbalance of hormones. The ”balancing” solution is to put you on Birth Control.
Below we will discuss both in detail.
Missed or Irregular Periods are Classed as
Less or more than your own ‘normal’ number of periods
Your first stop should be to see your doctor to make sure that there are not reasons for your irregular periods that can compromise you entire health.
Causes (in alphabetical order)
Many women only go back to having regular periods when they have finished breast feeding.
• Eating disorders
For example – anorexia or bulimia.
• Emotional stress
• Excessive weight loss or gain
Low body weight is widely recognized as a common cause of missed or irregular periods. However, being obese may also cause menstrual problems.
• Hormone problems
may trigger a change in the levels of the hormones that your body needs for ‘normal’ menstruation to occur. A check up will include a blood test which may find that certain hormones are too high or too low.
• Increased exercise
Athletes and Dancer commonly have missed or irregular periods.
Birth control pills may cause
• more frequent periods, lighter periods, less frequent periods, skipped periods or, no periods at all.
Remember, you can still become pregnant even though you are not menstruating. Practice birth control if you do not wish to become pregnant.
• Premature ovarian failure is when you stop menstruating before age 40.
• Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy to the abdomen or pelvis may all cause premature ovarian failure.
• Problems with the pelvic organs such as
• Asherman’s syndrome, fibroids, imperforate hymen, pelvic infection, polycystic ovary syndrome or uterine cancer / uterine abnormalities, uterine polyps
How Eastern Medicine Sees It
Chinese Medicine understands that your body uses all the tools at its disposal to keep everything regulated and balanced.
Bleeding Between Periods
A Late ‘Irregular’ Period
It is needed to meet intense challenges and so if you have been facing a lot of those recently, then your body is going to hold onto the blood to give you the energy that you need.
Your Body Knows How To Heal Itself
We Can Teach You To
Give It the Help It Needs.
Reasons for Irregular Periods According to Chinese Medicine
You will see some of the same issues (stress, overwork, intense exercise), but these are factors that contribute to the reason, not the reason itself.
There are many patterns that create irregular periods (12 to be exact), but each always is a combination of at least 2 of these issues.
Getting a Period Less Than 20 Days after the Last One
Two Possible Reasons –
If your period is heavy with bright red blood it could be due to Energy Stagnation. This causes heat to build up in your uterus so your body releases blood in an effort to cool down that heat.
Solution: Clear the stuck energy and build your blood back up.
Classic Cleansing Formula Take 2 twice a day
Spirulina Organic Take 3 twice a day
If you tend to be cold all the time it could indicate that your body doesn’t have enough warm (Yang) energy to hold on to the blood. This can result in blood being released.
Solution: Increase your warm Yang energy.
A Woman’s Energy Take 2 capsules twice a day
Balance Take 2 capsules twice a day
Energy Stagnation can affect your blood flow which in turn, may lead to Blood Stagnation.
Your blood is unable to flow freely which may lead to missed or irregular periods.
Low Digestive Energy
Getting a Period More Than 30 Days after the Last One
Your body is holding onto the blood because you are not producing enough blood to carry you through the day and still be able to have a period.
Solution: Build Blood and strengthen digestion.
Digestive Energizer Take 1 after each meal
Women’s Radiance Tonic Take 2 twice a day
Low Jing Energy
Low Jing can be caused by simply being worn down by life. You need so much blood to keep you going that there is not enough left over for you to have a period.
Long periods of intense challenges can cause energy to become stuck.