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How to Apply Progesterone Cream
By: Michael Lam, MD, MPH

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It is important to be as accurate as possible when applying progesterone. The best low dose progesterone cream should contain 1.7% of progesterone and yielding 20 mg of progesterone per application. The simplest application method is through the use of metered pump that measures the exact amount (20 mg) each time the pump is pressed.

Progesterone is best absorbed where the skin is relatively thin and well supplied with capillary blood flow. Areas such as face, neck, upper chest, and inner arms are good areas. Spread out to as big an area as possible for maximum absorption and allow as much time for absorption as possible .

Therefore apply at bedtime is best if you are applying it once a day. Twice a day application is best.
Rotate to different areas to avoid saturation in any one particular site.

Here is a sample rotational application protocol:

Day 1 morning: Apply to the right side of the back of the neck.

Day 1 before bed: Apply to the left side of the back of the neck.

Day 2 morning: Apply to the right wrist area, with palm facing up.

Day 2 before bed: Apply to the left wrist area , with palm facing up.

Day 3 morning: Apply to the underside of the right upper arm.

Day 3 before bed: Apply to the underside of the left upper arm.

Repeat this cycle from day 4 onwards. In other words, day 4 will be the same as day 1, and day 5 will be the same as day 2, etc.


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About The Author

Michael Lam, M.D., M.P.H., A.B.A.A.M., is a western trained physician specializing in nutritional and anti-aging medicine. Dr. Lam received his Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health. He is board certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine where he has also served as a board examiner. Dr. Lam is a pioneer in using nontoxic, natural compounds to promote the healing of many age-related degenerative conditions. He utilizes optimum blends of nutritional supplementation that manipulate food, vitamins, natural hormones, herbs, enzymes, and minerals into specific protocols to rejuvenate cellular function.

Dr. Lam was first to coin the term, ovarian-adrenal-thyroid (OAT) hormone axis, and to describe its imbalances. He was first to scientifically tie in Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome (AFS) as part of the overall neuroendocrine stress response continuum of the body. He systematized the clinical significance and coined the various phases of Adrenal Exhaustion. He has written five books: Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome - Reclaim Your Energy and Vitality with Clinically Proven Natural Programs, The Five Proven Secrets to Longevity, Beating Cancer with Natural Medicine (Free PDF version), How to Stay Young and Live Longer, and Estrogen Dominance. In 2001, Dr. Lam established www.DrLam.com as a free, educational website on evidence-based alternative medicine for the public and for health professionals. It featured the world’s most comprehensive library on AFS. Provided free as a public service, he has answered countless questions through the website on alternative health and AFS. His personal, telephone-based nutritional coaching services have enabled many around the world to regain control of their health using natural therapies.

 
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