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Menstrual Cycle and Chinese Medicine



In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the phase of nature in the menstrual cycle is the Autumn. And the element of nature is Metal

In the Autumn the leaves fall, the endometrium empties, the blood descends Is a very good moment for introspection

At this moment, Yin tends to prevail, body temperature decreases, women are with less energy and more susceptible to cold.


It is recommended to women during the menstrual cycle:

- keep the body warm, especially the belly, back and feet - avoid cold foods and cold drinks - respect the body and rest more - avoid sexual activity - avoid practising very intense physical activity At the period time, when the woman does not have pathologies such as excess blood, amenorrhea, severe pain, emotional imbalance some points can be worked to increase the energy flow of the liver Liver 3 is located on the dorsal of the foot. Place two fingers above where the skin of your big toe and the next toe join. You can press firmly and make circular movements clockwise direction for 1 minute, especially in the first days of the period Gallbladder 34, located below the outside of the knee, in a depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula. You can press firmly and make circular movements clockwise direction for 1 minute, especially in the first days of the period Also, you can press points such as CV4, CV6 CV4 - located on the midline, 4 fingers below to the umbilicus. Press gently and make circular movements clockwise direction for 1 minute CV6 - located on the midline, 2 fingers below to the umbilicus. Press gently and make circular movements clockwise direction for 1 minute In addition to this, dip feet in hot water is very useful to keep feet and legs warm and promoting good circulation of energy to the uterus. Also, is a good tool for menstrual cramps

Pain, menstrual cramps, excessive bleeding, sparse bleeding, blood clots, changes in the periodicity of the cycle in women at any stage of life can be treated through Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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