Late periods can cause stress and anxiety, especially when pregnancy is not the reason. In this article, we will explore the Chinese medicine perspective on the causes and treatments for late periods, and how to address them holistically.
Identifying the Cause of Late Periods
According to Chinese medicine, late periods can be due to:
- Blood deficiency
- Poor circulation
- Kidney weakness
- Emotional stress
Addressing the Cause
Understanding the underlying cause of late periods is essential for effective treatment:
- Blood deficiency can be caused by chronic illness, excessive physical work, chronic bleeding, or long-term breastfeeding.
- Poor circulation may result from an irregular diet, exposure to cold and damp conditions, or internal cold invasion, especially affecting young girls around puberty who engage in sports in cold and damp environments.
- Kidney weakness can be hereditary, or caused by overwork or having children in close succession.
- Emotional stress should be reduced to maintain overall health and wellness.
Chinese Medicine Treatments
There are various treatments in Chinese medicine that can help address late periods:
- Herbal medicine
- Cupping therapy
- Food remedies
These treatments aim to:
- Tonify blood by strengthening the Spleen and filling the Directing and Penetrating Vessels.
- Improve microcirculation and fill the Directing and Penetrating Vessels.
- Strengthen the kidneys and nourish the Directing and Penetrating Vessels.
- Resolve emotional stress, move the blood, and move the bioenergy stuck in the Directing and Penetrating Vessels.
Chinese medicine provides a holistic approach to address late periods when not pregnant. By identifying and addressing the underlying cause and applying appropriate treatments, you can restore balance and regularity to your menstrual cycle.