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 Easy Home Remedies to Relieve Menstrual Cramps

  More than 50% of menstruating females suffer from dysmenorrhea (the fancy scientific name for menstrual cramps). Just imagine – at least 1 out of 2 young women you know experience pain almost once a month! Different females experience pain differently during their “code red”s, and although extremely severe menstrual cramps should receive medical attention,…

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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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Yejimiin, Mugwort, and Strange Steaming Spas

If you always suffer from cramps every month, then Yejimiin has a very interesting product for you – herbal sanitary pads. The Korean brand takes Mugwort, Motherwort, Houttuynia, Peppermint, and Angelica and inserts them within the pad itself. These herbs are traditionally used to treat uterine inflammation, menstrual cramps, and for improving blood circulation. No…

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