Irregular Menstruation | Natural Treatment and Herbs for Irregular Menstruation
Menstrual Irregularity means when there is change in the regularity schedule of periods. There can be a sudden bleeding for 2 weeks or you can miss periods for a month or two. Perimenopause is the gradual process of reaching menopause. You can go through the perimenopause period for months or even years during which the flow might suddenly increase or decrease. The periods become erratic.
Menstrual irregularity can be due to physical change where there is an imbalance in the hormones or psychological reasons which can change the balance of bodily functions. It can occur due to stress, excessive weight gain or weight loss, uterine cancer or abnormalities etc. It has been also observed that a vegetarian woman is more susceptible to have irregular periods than a non vegetarian woman due to the high amount of fiber intake in the diet which causes the estrogen levels to drop resulting in irregular menstrual. Other symptoms are hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, headaches and problem in sleeping.
Herbs used to Treat:
1. Long dan cao (Gentian)
Besides it is used to treat liver heat caused by dampness accumulation due to spleen't inability in materials absorption, It also enhances the liver and the gallbladder function in draining damp heat in the body through kidney urinary secretion.
2. Huang qin (Scullcap)
Huang qin is important to enhance the lung function by moistening the qi, thus reducing the risk of fever, irritability, thirst, cough. It also improves the stomach function in absorbing vital vitamins and minerals by clearing the heat caused extreme dampness that causes diarrhea and thirst with no desire to drink.
3. Zhi zi (Gardenia)
It improves the circulatory function by clearing the liver heat due to constrained liver and heat caused by infection or inflammation as a result of fluids accumulated in body for a prolong period of time.
4. Mu tong (Akebia)
Mu tong besides increases the kidney in clearing dampness through urinary secretion, it also enhances the blood function by draining the blood heat caused by blood stagnation.
5. Che qian cao (Plaintain root)
Che qian cao has a vital function by eliminating the toxin accumulated in the body and promoting damp heat expelling through urinary secretion.
6. Chai hu (Buplerum)
Chai hu enhances the spleen and stomach in qi and materials digestion, thereby reducing damp heat in the abdominal region caused by liver blood stagnation, resulting in lessening the menstrual cramps and pain and pain caused lung qi stagnation due to spleen abnormal function in qi transportation.
7. Gan cao (licorice root)
Gan cao reduces damp heat accumulated in the body in many different ways:
a) It moistens the lung, thus reducing the lung dryness causing symptoms of coughing and promoting the smooth qi movement.
b) It reduces the heat caused by toxins in the body by eliminating them through urinary secretion.
c) It enhances the heart in regulating the movement of blood by strengthening the blood that stop the irregular pulse.
d) It increases the liver function in regulating the abdominal muscles, thus reducing the menstrual cramps and pain.
While medication can sometimes control some of these symptoms a whole range of drugs must be taken for every symptom which can lead to some very bad side effects, monetary cost and a growing dependence on these drugs. A natural cure usually starts right from the root cause of these symptoms which is controlling the hormones that play havoc with your body and to target this cause with natural treatments and remedies that usually involve changes of diet, exercise levels, sleep patterns and more. The benefits of a natural cure are that for the most part they are also good for your general health as well! By changing your lifestyle you can be free of PCOS as well as lead a healthier life increasing your chances of childbirth and reducing the chances of other diseases and conditions.