By Hayley Stobbs R.Ac.
The Yin & Yang of the Menstrual Cycle
The menstrual cycle has an influence on our doing and being states. Around ovulation time we have more yang energy that inspires socializing, connecting, exploring, and exercise. Conversely, around menstruation time there is a yin energy pull towards introversion, reflection, creativity, and cravings for extra self care and nurturing. These are healthy and normal aspects of a woman's cycle. Signs and symptoms that indicate there is lack of free flowing energy within ones cycle include intense headaches, cramping, bloating, emotional extremes, heavy periods, spotting and clotting, breast tenderness, acne, and ravenous cravings.
Acupuncture for PMS & Irregular Menstrual Cycles
Acupuncture is highly effective medicine for irregular cycles and PMS, for maintaining regular cycles, and for prevention. 4 treatments per month (1/each phase) is ideal.
Phase 1: Move qi and blood to prevent cramping, clotting, heavy or scanty periods.
Phase 2: Nourish yin -- restore fluid, blood, and tissue that was sloughed off in phase 1.
Phase 3: Yin is at its peak and yang rises to allow release of egg and fertile cervical mucous. Tonify the kidneys, harmonize chong-ren, move qi and blood to encourage ovulation.
Phase 4: Support yang as it becomes dominant and promotes warmth and movement. Basal body temperature rises.
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