Chinese medicine does not see PMS symptoms as something you should have to tolerate every cycle. In our view, as a woman goes through puberty, sometimes an imbalance is created. Once this imbalance is addressed, your cycle will be natural, normal and pain free. After that period, there will be no further need for herbs. Normally the rebalance takes between 1 – 4 months. The average is 3 months. We have designed a special program for those suffering from PMS symptoms. It is called the Cycle Balancing Program. The purpose of the Cycle Balancing Program is to fully address both symptoms and the root cause.
PMS / menstrual cycle symptoms can wreak havoc with your ability to function normally for half the month.
PMS Symptoms include:
- Fatigue – feeling extremely tired a week or two before you cycle
- Period Mood Swings – Irritability, uncontrolled emotional outbursts
- Period Pain – Back aches, aching or dragging pain in pelvic area
- Swollen, achy breasts
- Period cravings for particular foods or drinks
- Uncontrollable urge to eat
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Severe Menstrual Cramps
*PMS Symptoms Are Not Normal*
They all come from the same root cause – an imbalance that Traditional Chinese Medicine calls ”Liver Energy (Chi) Stagnation”. According to Chinese Herbal Theory, the Liver is in charge of the smooth flow of energy and blood in the body. It is also intimately involved in the hormonal balance of a woman’s monthly cycle.
The blockage of energy for this important organ system is what causes the PMS symptoms you experience month after month. What your body needs is deep nourishment, to help it find its balance again. The ancient Chinese herbalists solved these problems thousands of years ago, and these principles have been giving relief to women for just as long.
What Causes PMS?
Chinese Medicine recognizes that PMS symptoms are caused by an energy imbalance in your body that creates hormonal imbalances, emotional and physical symptoms. These symptoms can be resolved. It does not matter if you have had them your whole life. You can resolve them. Once that energy is rebalanced, the rest takes care of itself! You’ll be free from drugs and from herbal formulas.
If you only treat the symptoms, you will be taking products every month which only address some of the problems, like cramps or pain. The over the counter pharmaceuticals do nothing to help the body regain balance–they are just covering up the imbalance – what we call the root cause. The symptoms will keep appearing.
Your Premenstrual Program
This program’s goal is to balance the cycle and to help you to understand how to maintain that balance. This is a program where it helps to really understand what you are doing for each phase. The more you understand, the faster you heal. Each of the formulas are taken at a specific time during your cycle.
What You Can Expect:
- More consistent energy
- A better mental balance throughout the month
- No more uncomfortable or painful periods
The only time you might need support again would be occasional, perhaps if you are overtaxing your body through extreme physical, emotional or mental challenge. In which case, you can use the herbs for support during that time.
The 3 Formulas Included in the Cycle Balancing Program
This formula was formerly called “PMS Relief Formula,” but we changed the name, as it does so much more than just address PMS symptoms. After the period is over, the body has two weeks to recover before ovulation. You have just lost a lot of blood. So, you have to renew your blood and regain your energy. Cycle Balancing Formula nourishes blood, promotes more energy, and improves digestion, which is key for building blood and maintaining energy. By improving digestion, this formula helps to make more blood through better assimilation, making more nutrients available for the formation of better quality blood. When the blood is better quality, you have more energy and your health improves.
A Woman’s Vitality both nourishes the blood and helps it to circulate better. When taken the week before the menses starts, it will gently and easily start breaking down the energy blocks that might cause pain before the period actually starts. It is important to stop this formula when the period starts, or it will make you bleed more heavily.
Peony and Licorice is an exquisite formula for the week of your menses. You need blood building herbs and foods as soon as your period starts, because you need to renew your energy and your resources. We emphasize a build builder during this time, not a blood mover (found in some of our other formulas). The White Peony Root, contained in this formula, is a wonderful blood builder, yet it does not move the blood too much. White Peony root combined with Licorice is a famous herbal muscle relaxant. If you are experiencing cramping, it is safe to take as many as 9 Peony and Licorice per day (3 capsules more than the recommended dose of 3 twice a day).
Exercise & Massage
We would also encourage you to order the The Radiant Eight Energy Exercises. You can order the DVD or get an immediate access digital download. These are simple standing stretches (medical Qi gong). PMS symptoms are rooted in a stagnant flow of energy in the body, and these unique exercises will speed up your rebalancing dramatically.
We also recommend you do the Radiant Wonder Fertility Massage. This is to be done only two weeks out of the month. By including The Radiant Eight Energy Exercises and the Radiant Wonder Fertility Massage in your program, you will release the energy blockages that cause the pain and gain a sense of well being which you haven’t felt for years.