5th Vital Sign

Feb 15, 2021 | Fertility, Health & Wellbeing, Hormones

Our relationship to our first menarche (period) shapes our relationship to life, ourselves and our body. 

In Chinese Medicine, as women our menstrual cycle is our 5th vital sign. Just like the four vital signs~ body temperature, blood pressure, respiratory rate, heart rate, having a regular period monthly is a reflection of whole body health.

The menstrual cycle is a window into the general health and well-being of women, not just a reproductive/fertility event.

Menstrual irregularities such as:
~ irregular cycles
~ painful periods
~ heavy bleeding
~ pain on sex
~ absent periods
~ amenorrhea
~ PMS symptoms
~ flooding
~ endometriosis
~ PCOS ~ Fibroids
~ nutritional deficiencies.

These conditions and symptoms affect our overall health and the health of our menstrual cycle. When we have the opportunity to learn how to connect into our cycle and interpret our body language (signs and symptoms) we can understand the functioning of our hormones and learn how to support our 5th vital sign.  

Amanda is the founder of Angea and has over 12 years of experience working with women to support their health journey. In addition to being a registered doctor of Chinese medicine, Amanda is a yoga teacher and founder of Mindful Pregnancy Yoga Training. Amanda offers acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and womb healing treatments at Angea.