In our practice, we have encountered many young women who have a complete absence of menstruation. Each has her own unique story, but the most frequent causes of amenorrhea seem to be a history of eating disorders or long-term use of birth control pills. The first step towards conception is to restore normal ovulation and menstrual cycles. It is not easy to achieve that goal in a very short period of time, so we normally recommend a three-month course of acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment.