Ideal period is every 28 days, ovulation on day 14, and a consistent 4 days of moderate bleeding.
Irregular periods are when the time between periods is unpredictable and changing out of the norm of 28 day plus or minus 3 days, number of days of bleeding fluctuates, amount of bleeding during each period keeps changing.
Factors causing irregular periods
- IUD insertion
- Birth Control pill
- PCOS – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome ( Insert LINK to PCOS)
- Hormonal imbalances e.g Thyroid
- Fibroids or polyps
When a woman is trying to conceive, one of first steps is regulating the periods, as the underlying hormonal imbalance with irregular periods can affect egg quality, ovulation and uterine lining. Irregular periods are associated with unpredictable ovulation, which makes conception more difficult.
At Eastern Harmony we tailor treatment based on individual constitution to help regulate the menstrual periods. Herbs to help during the phase before (follicular) and after ovulation (luteal) are combined to achieve faster results at regulating the periods.