The Perfect Period

Find Your Flow

with Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine + Nutrition

Our period is not just a regular “bleed” but instead a monthly health-card reflecting our internal physical and emotional state – our most beautifully, feminine workings. This Perfect Period occurs due to a complex hormonal interaction between our brain, adrenal glands and reproductive system. 

Length | 29 days

Regularity | +/- one or two days every month

Colour | red blood colour (not pale, brown or dark purple)

Pain | Seemless transition into menstruation without pain or PMT

When this delicate balance is disrupted, we may find our ideal healthy hormonal flow becomes irregular or even disappears entirely! But what is considered normal? According to Chinese medicine, a “healthy” menstrual cycle:

Flow | 3-7 day bleed, not overly light or flooding

Consistency | Smooth (not mucusy or clotted)

Spotting | No spotting mid-cycle or pre-menstruation

THE LIFE + LEMONS APPROACH

UNDERSTANDING YOUR MONTHLY FLOW

Knowledge is the key to feeling confident and empowered in reclaiming your Perfect Period. I encourage you to be in touch with your own cycle by assisting you with identifying key aspects, from ovulation to your fertility window. And when you’ve knocked on many doors yielding no answers, I endeavour to become a partner in your journey to hormonal health and obtain all the information/support you need from my network of specialists.

Hormonal Profiling.

Nutritional Analysis.

Gut Health.

Herbal Formulas.

It is my passion to help you reclaim your most feminine self by optimising your hormonal health, naturally.

If you have serious and on-going problems with your period or they have stopped entirely, you should see your GP for a more thorough investigation.

Acupuncture + Your Period

Acupuncture is an effective technique used to treat the underlying conditions that may be disrupting your monthly flow such as stress, weight, digestion, scar tissue and internal inflammation. At my clinic, I work with many patients seeking natural techniques to overcome these endocrine disruptors and establish their Perfect Period.

Possible hormonal conditions causing irregular cycles:

Endometriosis

PCOS

Heavy Flow

Painful Periods

Irregular Menstrual Cycles

No Periods (Amenorrhea)

Anovulation

Peri-Menopausal

4 phases of your cycle

In Eastern Medicine, we define our monthly flow into four distinct phases – a view that is guided by nature, the lunar cycle and the theory of Yin and Yang. By being mindful of how your cycle mirrors the ebb and flow of nature and your external environment, you can achieve a deeper, more intuitive understanding of your body.

Phase 1 | Menstruation (day 1 -5)

Day 1 is the considered the first day of the 28-day cycle. If an egg hasn’t been fertilised, the endometrium sheds from the body, and the pituitary begins making FSH and LH hormones. This stimulates the ovaries to grow new follicles. This is our monthly health card and is a really important reflection of our current internal health. What does your phase 1 say about you? Has it changed in regularity, flow, consistency or pain?

Acupuncture during Phase 1 | Move Qi & Blood, Smooth the Liver

In Chinese Medicine, the focus is on invigorating the flow of Qi and Blood to ensure the lining can shed fully by stimulating blood flow to the pelvic cavity. This may also help to reduce cramping, which is considered to be a sign of blood stasis or Liver Qi Stagnation.

Phase 2 | Follicular (day 6 - 12)

A time when one of your follicles becomes dominant and begins to produce more and more oestrogen, thanks to the progressive increase of FSH. This causes the uterine lining to thicken and cervical fluid to increase.

Acupuncture during Phase 2 | Nourish Kindey Yin and Heart Qi (Bao Mai).

In phase 2, the focus of your acupuncture treatment is on nourishing Yin, which corresponds to the blood and tissue in the uterine lining. However, the growth of the dominant follicle is considered to be a Yang process. This is our most feminine, Yin time of our cycle working with the Bao Mai (Heart – Uterus – Kidney axis).

Phase 3 | Ovulation (day 13 - 15)

This is your fertile window, a time to turn up the heat when trying to conceive and typically lasts between 2-3 days. That single, dominant follicle will release an egg after a spike of lutenising hormone (LH) which reflects in your Basal Body Temperature (BBT) chart as a key indication that ovulation has occurred in this cycle.

Acupuncture during Phase 3 | Transition from Yin to Yang.

This is when our peak of Yin begins its transformation into Yang, just after ovulation. A time when we will feel naturally more playful in the bedroom as our internal HEAT increases! Our aim? A smooth and symptom free ovulation without pain or spotting by nurturing our inner fire.

Phase 4 | Luteal (day 16 - 29)

After ovulation, the ruptured follicle (corpus luteum) begins to decay and secrete progesterone, further thickening your endometrial lining in the uterus providing a safe and comfortable home for implantation to occur. The egg then travels down the fallopian tube ready to be fertilised within 24 hours post ovulation.

If fertilisation does occur, your corpus luteum will begin to produce the pregnancy hormone, HCG. If fertilisation hasn’t occurred, the decaying will continue and the endometrium will break down and shed as a new menstrual cycle begins.

Acupuncture during Phase 4 | Smooth Liver Qi, Support Yang.

Your Perfect Period Treatment

Rather than the traditional symptom-based approach to hormonal balance, I address the underlying causes of your hormonal health by addressing the whole person, not just isolated symptoms. Through a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition we look at how your body copes with stress, internal inflammation, your diet in additional to relevant medical history. Find hormonal balance and re-establish your Perfect Period with these 3 key steps that are designed to help you take back control of your health, naturally: Step 1 : Discover Step 2 : Design Step 3 : Direct

Begin your journey today.

How It Works

Schedule a Free 1:1

Let’s talk! Please call or email to schedule an initial 20 minute consultation about how Life + Lemons Acupuncture + Integrative Health Clinic may be able to help you.

Are you ready to go right ahead and book your initial treatment and consultation? No problem! Take a little look at our practitioners’ schedule to find a time and date that works for you. Book that appointment and we will send you further details about where to come/what to expect via email.
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Discover + Design

Whether you’re preparing your body for natural conception, seeking answers to pain and other cyclical symptoms or simply wish to establish hormonal balance after many years on the contraceptive pill, these 3 key steps are designed to help you take back control of your health.

1. DISCOVER THE PROBLEM | Knowing the root cause of your hormonal imbalance is the fundamental part of your journey to optimal health.

2. DESIGN THE SOLUTION | Together, we design a clear and simple plan considering every aspect of your emotional and physical health.

DELIVER

3. DELIVER THE TREATMENT | After discovering your underlying health imbalances and DESIGNING a tailored made, integrated treatment plan offering you a solution for success. Our practitioners then work with you to help you achieve hormonal balance and create an optimal, fertile environment or hormonal balance.

We review your progress and treatment plan regularly to ensure it is the most efficient and effective strategy to help you achieve greatest quality of life.

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