Traditional Chinese Medicine for Menstrual Cramps

TCM, or Traditional Chinese Medicine, focuses on one’s wholesome well-being. It’s a different school of thought from western medicine, which treats illnesses and symptoms in isolation. We are used to turning to western medicine to relieve our painful menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) when it happens, but given the… wholesome nature of menstrual symptoms (i.e. anything and everything…

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5 Teas You Didn’t Know That Can Help With Your Period

If you have been hearing mixed comments on whether tea helps with PMS or actually aggravates it, your sources are probably not wrong, and here’s why: Teas can be classified into 2 main types. Teas that are brewed from cured leaves from tea plants contain caffeine (such as green tea, black tea, red tea, oolong etc..)…

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About Dang Gui and Menstrual Cramps

Why Do Women Get Menstrual Cramps (Dysmenorrhea)? Menstrual cramps, also known as dysmenorrhea, are caused by contractions of the womb to expel the uterine lining during a woman’s period. These contractions can be so strong that blood circulation to the lower abdomen becomes restricted, that acid builds up in the muscles causing pain. This is also why the…

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