Preparing to conceive – a regular menstrual cycle

One of the things mentioned a lot in a traditional Chinese medicine gynaecology textbook, is the term “Regulating the Cycle”. This refers to the ideal of a 28 day menstrual cycle (give or take a few days), and a regular ovulation occurring around the middle of that cycle. This is one of the first aims of much TCM treatment carried out in gynaecology departments in hospitals in China. A regular menstrual cycle can be an indicator of good ovary function and good hormone balance.