Sunday, July 24, 2016

Women Health: Irregular Period Causes by Excess Heat In Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective

Kyle J. Norton(Scholar, Master of Nutrients), all right reserved.
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                   Irregular Period

All women are experience irregular period sometimes during their child bearing years, before menopause. While Western medication has never viewed that irregular menstruation is a problem of women reproductive system, traditional Chinese medicine looks at this problem seriously, if untreated, it will disharmonize the women ecosystem, leading to nervous tension and other health problems, including infertility.

Girls in South East Asia have learnt in their early women life from grand mother wisdom, that they do not engage in any activity, distorting their regular period.. Irregular period should be treated immediately, otherwise, it may cause wide range of women diseases, such as infertility, according to Traditional Chinese medicine.

Irregular Period Causes by Excess Heat In TCM Perspective
Excess heat is defined as condition of kidney yin deficiency causes of the rise of liver heat due to insufficiency of moister distribution or/and excessive yang or not enough yin in the body as a result of intake of hot and spicy for a prolonged period of time.

I. Symptoms
I. Symptoms
1. Red tongue
2. Hot flashes and night sweats
3. Insomnia
4. Sharp pain in the liver area
5. Scanty dark urine
6. Irritability
7. Nervous tension
8. High blood pressure
9. Thirst
10. Etc.

II. Causes
1. Intake of spicy foods Intake of spicy and hot foods may increase the body temperature that depletes the internal yin and causes liver's heat to rise and affects the normal function of nervous system in information transmitting between themselves and gland, leading stress, anxiety and emotional and physical stress.
2. Kidney yin deficiency Kidney yin deficiency causes abnormal function of kidney in regulating the fluids the body tissues, leading to abnormal water retention in the body.
3. Infection or inflammation Infection or inflammation caused by invasion of bacteria and virus due to weakening immune system in guarding our body from foreign substances, causing heat pattern in the body that affects the kidney yin, leading to its inability to support the normal function of uterus, thus increasing the risk of uterus contraction.

III. Treatments
A. With herbs
1. Shi jue ming (Abolone shell)
The cold herb has been used to drains liver fire, ascending yang – headache, dizziness, red eyes caused by liver heat and kidney yin deficiency.

2. Zhi zi (Jasmine)
The cold herb is good in clearing heat, treating irritable, restlessness and insomnia.

3. Huang qin (Baikal scullcap)
It has been used to clear liver yang rising, liver heat, treat headache, irritability, red eyes by smoothing the large intestine, lung and stomach channels. It is also bitter and cool in nature.
B. With acupuncture
Suggested acupuncture points
1. BL13 (Fei shu)
2. GB34 (Yan ling quan)
3. LI2 (Er jian)
4. LI3(San jian),
5. LV2 (Xin jiang)
6. LV3 (Tai chong)
7. Etc.
C. With foods
1. Cucumber
4.Chicken egg white
f) Etc.       

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