In Chinese medicine it is believed that your menstrual cycle should be void of pain, with minimal discomfort and symptoms pre and post menses. The blood should be of sufficient volume with a fresh, red color and free from clots, and periods should not be preceded by premenstrual syndrome (PMS). However, many women are not familiar with this type of menstrual cycle and commonly suffer from various symptoms including: dysmenorrhea (painful periods), menorrhagia (heavy bleeding), amenorrhea (lack of period, delayed period), irregular periods, PMS and back pain. If you or someone you know falls into this category of women, you are not alone and you do not have to suffer. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can help regulate your hormones and bring balance to your body, creating a regular and pain free menstruation.