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Late Menstruation Problem with Natural Treatments

Menstrual disorders are common gynecological conditions, generally classified as: Late menstruation, Early menstruation, Irregular menstruation, Excessive menstruation, Scanty menstruation, Prolonged menstruation, Intermenstrual bleeding, Breakthrough bleeding, Amenorrhea, PCOS, Dysmenorrhea, and Excessive vaginal discharge.

If you're having late menstruation problem:

In Chinese Medicine, patients with late menstruation often exhibit symptoms of kidney and blood deficiency, blood stasis, and qi stagnation. Individuals may having different type of above causes when their menstruation comes late depend on their unique health conditions. Therefore, knowing about the root cuases for your late menstruation is key to solve this problem.

For instance, patients with kidney deficiency late menstruation, common manifestations could include late menstruation, scanty flow, pale and dilute blood, dizziness, tinnitus, sore and weak lower back and knees, loose stools, clear and abundant urine, nocturia, pale tongue, thin coating, and deep, weak pulse. The natural Chinese Medicine treatment starting with nourishing the kidneys and replenishing blood, which help your body regulating menstruation itself. Common used medicinal herbs such as angelica, cooked rehmannia, Chinese yam, eucommia bark, achyranthes root, cornus officinalis, and moxibustion with licorice are often recommended in the herbal formulations.

Treatment will be varied if patients are diagnosed as blood deficiency pattern in the late period. In this case, patients typically present with a delayed menstrual cycle, scanty and pale menstrual flow, thin and clear quality, accompanied by a pale complexion, palpitations, insomnia, cold and numb extremities. Sometimes, there may be slight, dull pain in the lower abdomen. The lips and tongue appear pale, with a thin white coating, and the pulse is weak and fine. Individuals with this pattern may have congenital kidney qi deficiency or a constitution of insufficient liver blood. The treatment approach involves nourishing the blood, regulating menstruation, and supporting qi. Commonly used medicinal herbs include blood-tonifying herbs such as danggui, shudihuang, baishao, and shanyao. It is advisable for the individual to keep warm, especially focusing on maintaining uterine health.

If you're diagnosised as Qi stagnation in the late menstrual period, in most of cases, patients are characterized by scanty flow, dark purple color, thick and clotted texture with blood clots, and a hindered flow of menstruation. Symptoms include abdominal distension and pain, fullness in the chest and hypochondria, breast distension, mental depression, sighing, irritability, and a pale tongue with a thin coating.


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