90% of women have our lives disrupted by menstrual symptoms every month. Taught to believe it’s “just part of being a woman,” we mask the pain with toxic drugs, alter our hormones with synthetic birth control, or cancel our plans and simply suffer.
None of this is normal,
and it ends now.
It’s time we listened to our bodies
The call-in-sick symptoms we feel during our cycle are our body’s way of crying out for help. Caused by hormonal imbalances, these symptoms can be relieved for good with holistic, herbal blends that are clinically proven to heal the body over time.
Led by a pioneering team of doctors, herbalists, nutritionists, and acupuncturists, Elix combines the best of ancient wisdom and modern research to provide you with effective treatments and holistic health content that support your journey to your healthiest self.
Lulu’s grandfather ran a hospital in Southern China, so she grew up knowing the power of superfruit tonics and medicinal mushroom soups. But it wasn’t until Lulu went off birth control—and experienced the worst cramps, bloating, headaches, and sleepless nights—that she found her way back to herbal medicine, thanks to her best friend, Nicole.
Nicole is a board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist, with a doctorate in Chinese Medicine and women’s health (a degree that only 1% of acupuncturists go on to achieve). When Lulu came to her with debilitating symptoms, Nicole used a holistic health assessment to develop a personalized herbal treatment—the same way she helps the Elix community today.
Passionate about helping all women reach their highest potential, Lulu and Nicole joined forces to offer greater access to personalized herbal medicine for menstrual wellness.
A holistic approach for a healthier cycle
Chinese Medicine views the body as harmoniously interconnected, with each part playing a crucial role in the health of the whole. The only way to properly heal one area is by first understanding the context in which it exists.
To determine your body’s unique pattern, you’ll answer ~50 questions about your cycle and overall health, and submit a photo of your tongue. This reveals the imbalances causing your symptoms, as well as the recommended herbal treatment for healing them.
This approach differs from Western medicine, which typically focuses on treating one symptom at a time. Not only does this not address the underlying causes, but it can often generate side effects that require their own treatment—resulting in an endless game of medical whack-a-mole.
Meet the team conducting trailblazing research in herbal medicine and women’s health.
Dr. Xia Hongshen, MD
Chief Physician of the Shenzhen Traditional Chinese Medicine hospital
Pam Tarlow, PharmD
University of Southern California ~ Clinical Pharmacist
Dr. Hemalee Patel, MD
Stanford Hospital & Clinics, One Medical ~ Physician, Instructor
Everyday Empowerment Scholarship
Our primary mission is to care for our community and further the conversation around menstrual health. During the COVID-19 crisis, we want to support and empower those who need holistic healing now more than ever. Share your personal story, or nominate a loved one (a healthcare worker, first responder, or someone who has lost vital resources) to receive a complimentary 6-month supply of Cycle Balance. Chosen submissions will be announced weekly starting Thursday, April 9th.