Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
I’m in my early twenties and I sometimes experience vaginal dryness in the outer area and I also have irregular periods. What can I do about this?
A: Vaginal dryness and irregular menstrual cycles are most likely symptoms associated with a deeper issue. Dryness should be taken as a sign of yin deficiency, which needs to be treated with internal medications in the form of herbal supplements and nutritional modifications. As for the irregular cycle, this can have a variety of causes so I suggest that you contact a licensed acupuncturist/herbologist who can properly diagnose and prescribe a proper treatment plan.
I also recommend the following products from the Traditions of Tao: “Emotional Tranquility”, “Internal Cleanse”, and “Passages Plus”. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.