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Wordless Wednesday | Dong Quai

Dong Quai, one of the most important of the Chinese tonic herbs, is used as a nourishing blood tonic and to support the menstrual cycle. Dong Quai has been used for centuries by Asian healers to support balance of female hormones and to promote hormonal health during the menopause and perimenopause. More recently, clinical research has confirmed the effectiveness of this tonic herb.

All about balance

Hormones play a vital role in every woman‘s health and well-being. Every month, the female hormones estrogen and progesterone are produced. The ratio between these two hormones, as well as the quantities produced by the body, can vary throughout the menstrual cycle… as well as during perimenopause and menopause.

This is perfectly normal, and will result in various changes in mood, skin and hair growth, as well as in menstruation itself. One of the major hormones affecting the brain, the gonadotrophin-releasing hormone, alters the functioning of the hypothalamus– which in turn affects the pituitary gland, which then affects the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus.

Women of all ages may experience hormonal changes, often with symptoms becoming evident in their late twenties through their forties. Many women also experience symptoms of hormonal change during their premenstrual cycle.

The natural way

Hormonal balance during a woman’s life may be influenced by a variety of factors such as nutrition, diet, lifestyle, exercise, stress, emotions, age and ovulation.

Natural remedies also have a long history of use in promoting female reproductive health and hormonal balance – assisting women throughout the ages to stay healthy before and during the menstrual cycle, as well as during the perimenopause and menopause without unwanted side effects. (Burke BE, Olson RD. Cusack BJ. “Randomized, controlled trial of phytoestrogen in the prophylactic treatment of menstrual migraine.” Biomed.Pharmacother. 2002;56(6):283-288.)

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Cascia Talbert

Cascia Talbert is a devout Catholic, mother of five children, health and fitness enthusiast and positive parenting supporter. She is also the founder of the award winning online health, fitness, parenting and Christian faith magazine for moms, the Healthy Moms Magazine. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, five children and one spoiled cat. Her hobbies include gardening, country music, running, and playing her flute. Check out her first book, "Taking Care of your Family's Health and Well-being, Saints to Turn to and the Catholic Faith," available anywhere books are sold.

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  1. blueviolet July 14, 2010

    That's the first time I have ever heard of this!