The many stresses of modern-day life can easily upset a women’s delicate hormonal and physiological balance. This can cause a multitude of symptoms and discomforts ranging from painful, irregular periods, in the early years, to abnormal flow, irritability, depression, and insomnia in the later years, to hot-flushes, night sweats, sleep-disturbances, and depression during the menopausal years. In addition, many women suffer from the severe pain and heavy bleeding associated with endometriosis, fibroids, or cysts, while others experience periods that are either too long, or too short, or completely absent. Quite a few women who seem to have normal cycles and few or none of the above problems, find that, inexplicably, they are unable to get pregnant. In all these situations, acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine, has a long history of bringing harmony and balance to a disrupted cycle.