Saturday, July 9, 2016

Women Health: Menstrual Disorder - Dysmenorrhea - Symptoms of Deficiency of Qi and Blood in TCM perspective

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Dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) is defined as a condition of severe uterine pain during menstruation. Some women may experience periodic pains during or prior to, or after menstrual periods in the lower abdomen as resulting of over production of certain hormones in the prostaglandins family. In traditional Chinese medicine, dysmenorrhea is defined as a pain in the lower abdomen, appearing with menstrual cycle that can spread over to the whole abdomen and lumbosacral region, depending to diagnosis.

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. Menstrual disorder should be treated immediately, otherwise, it may cause wide range of women diseases, such as infertility, according to Traditional Chinese medicine.
Deficiency of blood is defined as a condition of liver's inability to perform its function of blood formation leading to qi stagnation in the body, leading to abnormal function of the reproductive organs. Symptoms of deficiency of blood and qi stagnation include

                            The Symptoms

1. Abdominal pain after menstruation
As the yang starts to drop, it allows the spleen to push the blood stagnation in the uterus out through the vagina. Since there is not enough qi for the spleen to perform its function or abnormal function of spleen in blood transportation, leading over production of prostaglandins hormones, causing menstrual cramps and pain.

2. Period is thin and volume is small
It is easy to understand why the period is thin, since there are not enough blood circulation in the body to supply energy for our body, the primitive brain reaction is to divert blood to other organs, leading to the onset of thin period, sometimes no period at all. On the other hand, it can be explained as blood is stasis in some organs other than the uterus, causing not enough blood for menstruation. This symptom can cause infertility as the uterus is not warm enough to support the implantation of fertilized egg.

3. Tiredness
Circulation of Blood is important to transport oxygen and energy to nourish the body cells in daily activity, deficiency of blood causes abnormal function of spleen in blood transportation and its function in energy distribution, leading to tiredness.

4. Loose stools
Since spleen is important for digestive function and energy distribution, deficiency of blood causes abnormal function of food absorption, leading to loose stools, as food can not be digested properly.

5. Pale complexion
Pale complexion normally can be viewed as kidney yang deficiency, but in this case, it is caused by liver abnormal function in blood formation or spleen's inability to transport blood to the whole body.

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