Your StartUp Program
The herbal formulas for this program have been used successfully and refined over hundreds of years and are safe and powerful. They provide quality nutrition, and when combined with your free Steps to Success, they will help you decrease stress and increase your energy to see faster results.
The Steps to Success were developed by Amanda Howell to help speed the healing process. This easy-to-follow method uses food, herbal therapy, and special exercises to maximize the benefits so you feel the results. You will receive emails containing valuable techniques and short videos that walk you through Steps to Success. We also have live Q&A video chats where we can answer any of your questions. After you place your StartUp order, you will receive an email outlining the first step you can take for increased results. Within the first month you will start feeling positive changes physically and emotionally.
We are here and dedicated to helping you get results.
Irregular Cycles Startup Program Includes:
- Cycle Balancing - (2 bottles - 30 day supply)
- Rejuvenation Formula - (1 bottle - 30 day supply)
- Free Energy Exercise Videos
- Modifications according to symptoms to customize your program
- Free Steps to Success Plan
- Access to regular Q&A Live Video Chats
- Invitation to the Members Only Facebook Group for another place to ask questions
Most women have – on average - between 11 and 13 menstrual periods every year.
Every woman is different so you may have more than that or less than that. To decide if your periods are missed or irregular, it is necessary to view it in terms of what is normal for you.
It is very common for your periods to be irregular for the first few years of menstruation. This is because it takes time for the hormones that control your periods to find a balance.
How Can I Get Pregnant with Irregular Periods?
You may not care about whether this can affect your ability to get pregnant, but if you are wanting more fertility, irregular cycles can be a major worry. Having your period become irregular from time to time in your life is not a sign of a serious disease. It is often the body simply protecting you. One of the most common reasons for delayed or missed periods is the level of challenge you have met or are meeting right now. Your body needs blood for your period, but it also needs blood for you to do what you to do everyday to survive in this crazy world. You will read all kinds of reasons below why you might not be having regular periods. If you have the right advice and learn how to help your body renew and replenish your cycles will become regular again. Even if you have been diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure or told you are in the beginning stages of Menopause. This is the great gift of Chinese Medicine, the knowledge of exactly what foods and herbs the body needs to regain normal function. Somewhere between 3 and 5 months you will see your cycle rebalancing again, and you can kiss the diagnosis of ''menopause'' goodbye! You will also have much more energy than you have now.
So Let's Take a Look at Both the Eastern and Western Solutions
Chinese Medicine is Energy Medicine sees your irregular (or missing) periods as an imbalance of energy and blood. The solution: Give the body the blood building and energy building foods and herbs to help it renew its normal functioning. When you follow a Healthy Living Program for Irregular Periods (which is more than just the herbs) your energy increases, your body rebalances, your cycles become regular again AND your hormones rebalance. You alone have the power to do this rebalancing.
Western Medicine is Biochemical Medicine and sees your irregular periods as an imbalance of hormones. The ''balancing'' solution is to put you on Birth Control.
Below we will discuss both in detail.
Missed or Irregular Periods are Classed as
Less or more than 11 – 13 periods a year
Less or more than your own ‘normal’ number of periods
Your first stop should be to see your doctor to make sure that there are not reasons for your irregular periods that can compromise you entire health.
Causes (in alphabetical order)
Many women only go back to having regular periods when they have finished breast feeding.
• Eating disorders
For example - anorexia or bulimia.
• Emotional stress
• Excessive weight loss or gain
Low body weight is widely recognized as a common cause of missed or irregular periods. However, being obese may also cause menstrual problems.
• Hormone problems
may trigger a change in the levels of the hormones that your body needs for ‘normal’ menstruation to occur. A check up will include a blood test which may find that certain hormones are too high or too low.
• Increased exercise
Athletes and Dancer commonly have missed or irregular periods.
Birth control pills may cause
• more frequent periods, lighter periods, less frequent periods, skipped periods or, no periods at all.
Remember, you can still become pregnant even though you are not menstruating. Practice birth control if you do not wish to become pregnant.
• Premature ovarian failure is when you stop menstruating before age 40.
• Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy to the abdomen or pelvis may all cause premature ovarian failure.
• Problems with the pelvic organs such as
• Asherman's syndrome, fibroids, imperforate hymen, pelvic infection, polycystic ovary syndrome or uterine cancer / uterine abnormalities, uterine polyps
How Eastern Medicine Sees It
The use of birth control has created a mindset that your menstrual cycle should be 28 days (or close to it) and if it is 23 days, or 45 days once in a while that this is something abnormal.
Chinese Medicine understands that your body uses all the tools at its disposal to keep everything regulated and balanced.
Bleeding Between Periods
For instance, if a summer is uncomfortable hot, your body may instigate a short period to help your body to cool off. Western Medicine would view that as an irregular period but we understand that your body is trying to help you.
A Late ‘Irregular’ Period
Another example is having a long time between periods – say 30 days. Again, Western Medicine would see that as an irregular period but Chinese Medicine understands that your body does not just use blood for your periods.
It is needed to meet intense challenges and so if you have been facing a lot of those recently, then your body is going to hold onto the blood to give you the energy that you need.
Reasons for Irregular Periods According to Chinese Medicine
This list is short is because Chinese Medicine focuses on what is causing the balance of your body’s energy to be thrown off – which in turn, causes your periods to be irregular.
You will see some of the same issues (stress, overwork, intense exercise), but these are factors that contribute to the reason, not the reason itself.
There are many patterns that create irregular periods (12 to be exact), but each always is a combination of at least 2 of these issues.
Getting a Period Less Than 20 Days after the Last One
Two Possible Reasons -
If your period is heavy with bright red blood it could be due to Energy Stagnation. This causes heat to build up in your uterus so your body releases blood in an effort to cool down that heat.
Solution: Clear the stuck energy and build your blood back up.
Classic Cleansing Formula Take 2 twice a day
Spirulina Organic Take 3 twice a day
If you tend to be cold all the time it could indicate that your body doesn’t have enough warm (Yang) energy to hold on to the blood. This can result in blood being released.
Solution: Increase your warm Yang energy.
A Woman’s Energy Take 2 capsules twice a day
Balance Take 2 capsules twice a day
Energy Stagnation can affect your blood flow which in turn, may lead to Blood Stagnation.
Your blood is unable to flow freely which may lead to missed or irregular periods.
Low Digestive Energy
Getting a Period More Than 30 Days after the Last One
Your body is holding onto the blood because you are not producing enough blood to carry you through the day and still be able to have a period.
Solution: Build Blood and strengthen digestion.
Digestive Energizer Take 1 after each meal
Womens Radiance Tonic Take 2 twice a day
Low Jing Energy
Your Jing energy is that deep energy reserve that you call on when you feel as if you’re running on empty.
Low Jing can be caused by simply being worn down by life. You need so much blood to keep you going that there is not enough left over for you to have a period.
Long periods of intense challenges can cause energy to become stuck.
No Period – Sometimes For Over a Year
• Your vaginal fluids may also be low. You may or may not have hot flashes. You may feel as if you are going to get a period but it doesn’t happen.
Solution: Renew energy and blood. Break up stuck energy.
Super Fertility #2
Super Nourishing Formula Take 3 capsules twice a day (2 Bottles = I month supply)
If you’re also dry and overheating we would want to bring down the heat and replenish fluids.
Add in Stress Relief Take 3 capsules twice a day
If you’re also cold we would want to warm your uterus and build more blood.
Add in A Woman’s Energy Take 2 twice a day
The Western Solution is to override your body’s natural cycle by pouring in hormones (which are often synthetic).
If you have not had a period for a long time and your check up turns up nothing serious to worry about, the Western answer is Birth Control or Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
According to Western Medicine – Birth control or HRT will “regulate” your cycle
HRT will “rebalance” Estrogen and Progesterone.
Eastern Medicine Doesn’t Agree for Two Main Reasons
Eastern Medicine understands that these hormones don’t regulate your menstrual cycle or rebalance your hormones.
They override the natural hormone balance of your body. These treatments are not the answer when your body needs to regain its natural balance.
They simply mask the symptoms and are never recommended for long term use because of cancer risks.
It takes a great deal of your body’s natural energy to process these powerful hormones. That can create a whole new set of problems when you stop taking the pills.
Western Medicine just overrides the hormones with exogenous hormones.
It is not “balancing” anything. When you stop having the hormone treatment, you end up back where you started.
One of the unique things about Chinese medicine is that it is so focused on balancing your own natural cycles.
It indicates an imbalance that can be causing other emotional and digestive symptoms in the body.
Don't over think your period. If you normally have a certain cycle, that is what we consider your cycle.
The 2 Step Chinese Medicine Solution
Find Out What Energy Pattern(s) Caused the Hormonal Imbalance
Chinese Medicine wants to know why your body is not healthy enough to produce a normal, trouble-free cycle. Why aren’t you producing the right balance of hormones?
Your cycle and its balance –
• regular menses, no pain, no clots, normal flow, good color blood, no abnormal symptoms - are a reflection of the health of your whole body. If your cycle is not balanced it will create other health complaints.
Use The Irregular Cycles StartUp Program to Start Rebalancing Naturally
Chinese Medicine uses your cycle to understand your overall health - not just your period.
As you balance your cycle with this method you will start to feel
• More health, More happiness, More energy
What you can do to help
• Avoid fad diets that greatly restrict calories and food variety and avoid rapid weight loss. Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Avoid endurance sports which may cause you to miss periods or stop menstruating altogether. Increase exercise gradually. Learn relaxation exercises to reduce and cope with stress. Keep a diary of your periods.
How Long Does it Take to Work?
These issues normally take 4 months to resolve. There is a reason for that. Your blood supply is completely renewed in 120 days.Your body is in a constant state of renewal. You will feel changes in the first month, but your body needs time to heal.