Overcome Infertility – What is A Normal Menstrual Cycle In TCM Perspective
A normal menstrual cycle is normally from 28- 35 days, without any symptom that causes discomfort (excluding dull pain) and menstrual discharge is red and lasts from 3- 5 days without spotting. Not all women with abnormal menstrual cycles are infertile, but if you are diagnosed with the unexplained cause of infertility, then your abnormal menstrual cycle may be the cause. Traditional Chinese medicine, before treating any cause of infertility, would like to restore your normal menstrual cycle so you can conceive quickly. Girls in southeast Asia have learnt early from their grandmother's wisdom, that maintaining the normal menstrual cycle is the main objective for easy conception and any menstrual disorder should be looked after immediately.
Depending on how the Chinese practitioner divides the menstrual cycle, it may be 4 or 5 phases.
I would like to make it easy for the reader, by dividing it into 4 phrases ( it is still the same).
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I. Phase I -the yin phase (about 12 – 14 days)
At the beginning of the yin phase, yin surges (the rise of estrogen) that leads to the growth of fluids in the uterus, that only helps to moisten the uterus, but also thickens the endometriosis in order to prepare the uterus for normal conception. The increasing yin also supports the production of blood and produces sperm friendly mucus which is important for sperm invasion.
In conventional medicine as the estrogen rise, the brain signals the hypothalamus to secrete gonadotropin-releasing hormone (FSH), which in turn stimulates the pituitary gland to produce the follicle stimulating hormone that initiates the growth and recruitment of immature follicles in the ovary.
II. Phrase II – ovulation phase (about 4 days)
As the yin (estrogen) at its peak, the liver triggers the start of the ovulation phase by extruding the mature follicle into the fallopian tube. In this phrase, the uterus continues producing sperm friendly mucus as qi and blood move downward to warm the uterus and promote the implantation of the egg.
III. Phrase III – the yang or luteal phase (about 12 -14 days)
When the egg is extruded into the fallopian tube, the liver transforms yin energy to yang that triggers the yang ( progesterone) phrase. At this phase, blood and qi move downward, the endometrial lining becomes softer to prepare the implantation of the fertilized egg, if occurs.
In conventional medicine, at this phrase
corpus luteum starts to produce progesterone that triggers the softening of endometrial lining for fertilized egg implantation.
IV. Phrase IV- menstruation phase (about 3-5 days)
If no conception occurred, the yang drops cause the shedding of the uterus lining. The menstrual discharge is bright red and profuse and only lasts between 3 – 5 days ( spotting does not count).
I will continue to provide more information that contributes to the causes of abnormal menstrual cycles, including prolonged and shortened phases in each phase and how you can cure them. The aim of this series is to provide the information of how you can modify your menstrual cycle for easy conception. I believe it is helpful for women diagnosed with the unexplained causes of infertility or any women who would like to stop symptoms of menstruation disorders.