In Traditional Chinese Medicine this specific herbal formulation is believed to support the body in fighting the effects of PMS symptoms such as menstrual cramps, tender breasts, bloating, cramps and headaches.
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For adults, as a dietary supplement, take 10 pills after a meal with warm water twice daily. If taking other medications or supplements, allow at least 2 hours before or after using this product.
In Western Medicine
In Western Medicine the causes can be Hormonal imbalance, Psychogenic factors, Uterine leiomyoma, Endometriosis, Cervical stenosis, Pelvic tumors, Pelvic inflammatory disease.
In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Painful menses can occur before, during and after menstruation in the lower abdomen area. According to TCM, menstruation is related to Ren, Du, and Liver meridian. When either one of these meridians is out of balance, menstruation can be affected. The liver’s main function is to ensure the smooth flow of Qi(chi) which also leads to the proper flow of Blood.
A Chinese proverb puts it as “Tong zhe Bu Tong, Bu Tong zhe Tong. (通則不痛, 不通則痛)” which means “No pain if there is no blockage. If there is pain, there is blockage.”
There are several causes that can lead to imbalanced Liver Qi/Blood. The main one is emotional stress these days, followed by Coldness and Damp accumulation, which can be caused by drinking ice cold beverages as well as overworking and excessive active sexual behavior.
Different individuals may experience different symptoms, including:
- Pain on the days before and/or in the first few days of the menstrual cycle
- Menstrual period can be delayed
- Dark blood clots as part of the menstruation
- Irritability, anxiety, mood swings, headaches, breasts and bloated abdomen
Diet & Prevention
Eat light balanced meals. It is best to avoid eating uncooked (raw), greasy, pungent food, chocolate, shellfish, sour foods such as vinegar, orange, grapefruit, pickles, fried and spicy food and/or ice cream. No smoking or drinking alcohol, coffee and cold beverage.