Pelvic health conditions affect a large number of women, these conditions are often being dismissed as trivial and ‘normal’. There is nothing unimportant when it comes to menstrual pain and irregularities. They may lead to issues such as fertility and endometriosis. They may also affect a woman’s quality of life throughout her adulthood. Hormones and surgery are often the first choices offered to women for their gynaecological health woes, but they are not always effective. Let’s explore herbal alternatives as a different perspective on pelvic health concerns.
Herbal Medicine Supports Reproductive Functions
Hormone medication and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are commonly used as a cure-all solution for women’s pelvic health concerns. These solutions rarely improve the functionalities of your organs.
Unless there is an immediate threat to your life, it is worth exploring herbal strategies to improve chronic PMS, fibroids and fertility. Herbal medicines have been used traditionally for thousands of years in Chinese Medicinal practices and European traditions. Using herbs from both traditions to support pelvic health can reap great success, improve functions of the reproductive organs with no side effects.
Herbs We Recommend
Dang Gui (Angelica sinensis)
Dang Gui (Angelica sinensis), is the most commonly used herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine to support a healthy reproductive system in women. Primarily known as a ‘woman’s herb’, it supports healthy blood circulation especially in the pelvic region by building and moving blood. You can use it in tonic soups. Many women find improvement in PMS and menopausal symptoms with regular consumption of Dang Gui. Dang Gui is a key ingredient in Pelvic Care Essential Oil by Meditrina.
Chasteberry has been used for in Ancient Greece to treat PMS, infertility issues, menopausal symptoms and other conditions related to the women’s reproductive system. There are recent studies that show Chasteberry as an effective remedy in reducing breast pain linked to menstruation and PMS. If you are planning a pregnancy, irregular periods can be a hindrance. Chasteberry is also effective in regulating menstrual cycles in women with irregular periods. In a separate study of 93 women, 26 percent of the women who were given Chasteberry supplement experienced improved hormonal balance and became pregnant. Although the sample size of the studies are small, and results are mixed, Chasteberry may reduce symptoms of PMS and menopause. It has the potential to decrease levels of the hormone prolactin and stabilize menstruation, thus supporting fertility. Chasteberry can be consumed as a supplement orally or applied as a transdermal herbal supplement. Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream containing Chasteberry can be a good option, and it doubles up as a skin moisturizer.
Combine with Acupuncture
You can adopt acupuncture in conjunction with herbal supplements to improve pelvic health. Acupuncture improves the circulation of both blood and energy to the pelvic regions. Poor blood flow to your reproductive organs can lead to severe pain in the lower abdomen during your menstruation and in more serious cases, endometriosis. With acupuncture, it supports improved blood circulation to the entire abdominal region and reproductive organs.
When you start on a herbal or traditional medicine protocol to improve pelvic health, you will need to do it for ideally six months. Give your body time to heal and don’t attempt any shortcuts. Expect some changes in your menstrual cycle in the first or second month of your protocol. Menstrual flow can be heavier than normal, can have more blood clots than usual, and the cycle can even be later or earlier than normal.