Building Women's Health with Chinese Medicine
Woman’s health issues are by far the most neglected area in the Western Medicine. EVERY woman will have irregularities that can range for acute to chronic issues with spotting, clotting, prolonged cycles, fatigue and menstrual pain at some time in their life. Half of all women will live with menstrual issues without relief until menopause.
In China, young girls are taught early in life about taking proper care of themselves through during their menstruation cycle. Avoiding foods that are cold nature such as sushi, ice cream, cold sandwiches, cold drinks with ice, salads and raw foods during menses eliminates the stagnation of blood, thus reducing cramping. This is particularly important during the fall and winter seasons or in places with cold climates. Eating steamed foods and warm soups help the period flow smoother.
Over exposure to cold temperatures, especially at night is also key to better cycles. Going out in chilly temperatures without adequate warm clothes makes the body overwork to stay warm. Taking showers at night and going to sleep with a wet hair should also be avoided. Women should on their menstrual cycles should not go swimming or skiing either because of overexposure to cold temperatures. In the summer months, women should not sleep with a draft or a fan blowing on their bodies.