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CHINESE HERBS FOR HEAVY & PAIN PERIOD

 BY Dr. HONG CHEN (over 20 yrs experienced)

A lot of women today have trouble with their menstruation each month. Those are the people who are suffering from heavy period with lower stomach painful. Due to the amount of blood lost and pain, most people’s lifestyles are changed and couldn’t go to work or school. Many people even take drugs to stop the bleeding and pain each period. But it’s harmful to their health with side-effected.

 Fortunately Chinese herbs can help. The Chinese medicine say that heavy period is caused by chi (life energy) insufficiency (lacking in vital energy) in the body and Chong Ren meridian. It can be also be caused by the blood heat in the Chong Ren meridian (womb meridian). Why? Because one of the Chong Ren meridian functions is in charge to hold and control blood movement of menstruation to not over active. If the Chong Ren meridian can not hold and control menstruation's blood movement, it will lead to over bleed.

Diagnosis for treatment:

1. Chi energy insufficiency type of heavy period: General symptoms: heavy period with lower stomach heavy and painful, the blood thin and color light red, the face look like anemia situation, fatigue and lower energy, insomnia, lower stomach heavy, the tongue light and fur white, the pulse small and weak. Above those symptoms cause by following as:  

Chinese medicine considered that the Chi energy control blood moving along blood vessel to avoid moving out blood vessel. The Chong Ren meridian manage blood movement of menstruation. The Chi energy and blood originate from spleen. If the spleen is health very well, the Chi energy and blood are sufficiency, the Chi energy can control blood moving well, the blood can not move over active. If spleen not strong enough, the Chi energy and blood are insufficiency, the Chi energy of Chong Ren meridian can not control blood moving to lead bleeding. The Chi energy insufficiency type of heavy period caused by Chi energy insufficiency in the body. The Chi energy of Chong Ren meridian also is insufficiency. The Chi energy of Chong Ren meridian can not manage menstruation's blood movement so as to lead heavy period or abnormal menstruation. For treatment of this type we usually strong spleen and supply Chi energy to enhance Chi energy of Chong Ren meridians. The Chi energy of Chong Ren meridian is sufficiency, the Chi energy of Chong Ren meridian can control blood of menstruation well.

2. Blood heat type of heavy period: General symptoms: heavy period with lower stomach painful, the think blood and color duck red with clots, thirsting, the urine yellow, the tongue red and fur yellow, the pulse fast. Above those symptoms caused by following as: 

The blood heat type of heavy period caused by blood heat of Chong Ren meridian. The functions of Chong Ren meridian managed blood of menstruation are damaged. The Chong Ren meridian can not control blood of menstruation to lead over bleeding. For treatment of this type we usually moist Yin to balance Yin and Yang and clean heat of blood to Cool down and help Chong Ren meridian hold up and control blood menstruation.

Case histories

One of the clients was Alice who is a nurse, a lady in forty-two years old. She suffered from heavy period with lower stomachache for five years. The each period she must take drug to stop heavy bleeding and lower stomachache. She came to see me and I take her pule to diagnosis for treatment. Her problem caused by Chi energy insufficiency of Chong Wren meridian. The function of Chong Ren meridian managed blood of menstruation is weak so as to lead heavy period. I prescribed herbs to treat her problem. Those herbs included supply Chi energy and strong spleen such as Huan Qi, Bai Su, Dan Sen etc. Also tonic kidneys such as Tu Si Zi, Du Zong etc. Bcause Chong Ren meridian have very close relationship with kidneys. The kidneys strong, the function of Chong ren meridian is strong. She just took two period times of menstruation herbs. Her heavy period came back to normal and did not lower stomachache any more.

Another Clients of mine was Molysa who is a lawyer, thirty-eight years old. She suffered from heavy period with lower stomachache and the menstruation came each three weeks for seven years. She had been seen her family doctor. She worried her doctor use hormone to treat her problems and lead hormone side-effected. She like treatment with nature herbs. I took her pulse and understand her problem caused by blood heat due to long terms loose blood, the Yin is insufficiency. The insufficiency of Yin lead blood heat in the body. I used moist Yin to clean blood heat such as Zi Mu, Huan Bai, Mai Dong, Xuan Sen etc. She took about three period times of menstruation. Her menstruation came to regularly each four weeks and not heavy bleeding and lower stomachache.

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