Ending Amenorrhea and Building Your Blood/Uterine Lining


You may have been diagnosed with anemia or you may just have scanty, light periods. Either way, this is part of the “PALE’ category of your Fertility Type.  We are the connection between Heaven and Earth. We sit in between and your health will improve when you create the right circumstances.

Chinese medicine calls this a blood deficiency pattern.  Acupuncture, herbal/medicinals, targeted nutrition & supplements, energy/emotional balance can create a significant change in your pattern diagnosis of amenorrhea.

Two primary causes: Blood Stasis and Blood Deficiency

Stagnant blood is an excess condition. Can be caused from mental depression causing the blood to coagulate and obstruct the channels and disrupt the functions of Chong Mai and Ren Mai, leading to Liver Qi stasis.  Often there is pain worse with pressure in the lower abdomen.  

Deficient blood is a deficiency condition.  The menses will gradually decline and is common after a long illness causing depletion of Kidney Qi.  This can result after multiple pregnancies, anxiety weakening the spleen and stomach. Symptoms include a pale complexion, dry skin, lassitude, weakness, night sweats, dizziness, palpitations, loose stools and loss of appetite.  


Chose:  High protein 30%, complex carbs (i.e., quinoa, potatoes) 30%, & 40% veggies and fruit.

Protein: Try to find & cook with organic, hormone free  meat, eggs and dairy. Protein is especially important during phases 1 & 2 of your cycle (menstruation & pre-ovulation). 

Include iron-rich foods including blackstrap molasses, eggs, lentils, watercress, lean meat, liver and kidneys, black currants.  Vitamin C helps with the absorption of iron, so be sure to get plenty of that also from sources such as leafy dark green vegetables, oranges, broccoli, and kiwifruit.  

Soup stock, either made from bones or veggies. For blood deficiency however, bone broth soup has all the amino acids you need. You can purchase some already made or make your own at home. It’s great in a thermos so you can sip on it all day long.  


Too much caffeine which can inhibit the absorption of iron.  Green tea is best if you need a little

Too much liquid with meals, this dilutes your digestive fire and decreases absorption of nutrients. Drinking in between meals is best.

Too much dairy, especially from cows.  This can create dampness and phlegm in your body. 

Cold raw foods such as salads, esp. In winter, ice cream and any kind of ice is not good for building blood.

Eating on the run or while stress- always eat when you can be still, present and relaxed.

Dieting, this is not the time to diet! Eat well, regularly and the highest quality food you can find and budget or.

This is time to fully cleanse the uterus and begin to rebuild lining and grow follicles.  

Don’t skip meals and try to eat lunch between 12-2 daily.  

Acupuncture Points

If your diagnosis is: Blood Stasis, activate these points

CV 8 (can moxa or LED)

St28 (primarily cold)

St 30 (removes obstructions of qi & blood)

St 36 (when cold, use moxa)

Sp 6 (regulates blood & qi in spleen/liver & kidney)

CV 4 (when cold present, moxa)

Liv 8 (moves blood stasis liver qi)

Sp 8 (moves blood stasis)

If your diagnosis is: Blood Deficiency, activate these points

CV 12 ( clear obstructions of phlegm when present)

CV 7

SP 10 (benefits blood)

St 36 (benefits blood and qi)

St 40 (moves phlegm)

SP 6 (regulates blood & qi in spleen, liver & kidney)

KI 3 (moves KI qi and helps remove phlegm

CV 3 (build qi, resolves phlegm)

Ear points: Endocrine, Kidney, Liver, Brain Stem and Dermis

Light Protocol

If using the InLight Therapy system, use the “A” setting over the eyes, over the navel and low back for 20 minutes in the morning, 20 minutes after lunch during your siesta and the “B” setting in the evening right before bed.


  • Limit aerobic exercise to 30 minutes, 3x/week
  • Engage in regular exercise such as brisk walking, gently cycling. Yoga or qi going daily as you feel up for it
  • Try to have a siesta daily after lunch for 20 minutes (this is a great time for your Light nap!)


  • Rest when you are tired, especially during phase 1 of your cycle (menstruation). Read the Red Tent for inspiration to take days 1-3 off during your cycle. Honor your body and your feelings. You will ultimately be more productive after conscious resting.
  • Don’t ruminate, meditate! Learn to interrupt your overthinking mind with meditation techniques and/or yogic breathing techniques.
  • Use your imaginative powers to unleash your creativity. Create a vision board to start attracting what you want in your life.
  • Understand the energetics of your “Second Chakra”, your vital center which houses your uterus and what can influence imbalances there.
  • Work with a therapist or coach to help remove triggers you may have stored in your tissue related to this energy center such as control issues, sexualtiy or money issues.
  • Self-Care massage can be life-changing! Find an Arvigo Therapist (see below) who will help determine if there are structural issues influencing your blood flow issues. During your session, she will teach you the techniques to begin daily self-care massage. 



Standard Process Cataplex B, Cataplex B12, Chlorophyll Complex, & Ferrofood are all excellent blood builders

Stinging Nettles infusions are an excellent daily tonic for quickly regaining high quality blood.  If you can’t make an infusion, which is plant material mixed with boiling water overnight or at least 4 hours, then make a strong tea.  You can steep organic leaves or tea bags in high water for 10-12 minutes for a potent extraction.  

Chinese Herbs

Consult with an herbalist. We recommend Yinova.com for a virtual telehealth consultation. 


Supplements: www.JenniferWaters.world/solutions you can purchase Standard Process supplements from my website.  


Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy: www.ArvigoTherapy.com

Visit the www.NCCAOM.org  website for a list of qualified Acupuncture and Chinese Herbalists near you.

Visit www.YinOva.com website for a Chinese Herbal Consult

Visit www.JenniferWaters.world for a telehealth consult for health and fertility strategies related to diet, nutrition, meditation, self-care massage, acupuncture points for your diagnosis. 

Recommended Books

Acupuncture in gynaecology & obstetrics: An essential guide for practitioners and students by Royston Low, PhD, N.D

Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility by Sami S. David, MD

& Jill Blakeway, LAc

The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies by Randing Lewis, Ph.D., MSOM

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