I recommend taking 【smelts】 when you have the 【disturbed flow of qi and blood】type.
Your old wounds could tingle when it’s cold, but for women, there’s a pain we experience every month regardless of the season.
Huangdi Neijing, one of the most important ancient texts in Traditional Chinese Medicine, explains female menstruation; “women tend to experience constant lack of blood for they exhaust their blood for menstruation, pregnancy, and breastfeeding, causing an imbalance between qi, and created excess qi…”
Menstruation issues such as menstrual pain or irregular menstrual cycle are divided into four types from the TCM perspective.
①Disturbed flow of qi and blood ②Cold ③Lack of qi and blood ④Disturbed liver and kidney.
Let me explain the 【disturbed flow of qi and blood】type.
If you experience menstrual pain before and during your menstruation, acute pain in your abdominal area, throbbing pain, dark menstrual blood, clots in your menstrual blood, pain eases after the clot discharge, are usually frustrated, have stiff shoulders, your menstrual pain might be the disturbed flow of qi and blood type.
There is a principle called “Bù tōng zé tòng” in Chinese medicine, which means no movement causes pain.
In menstruation, the disturbed flow of qi and blood may cause menstrual pain.
Food with ”lǐ qì”(regulate qi) or “huó xuè”(blood circulation) effects can improve the flow of qi and blood.
I recommend taking 【smelts】 when your blood flow is disturbed!
Smelt is an excellent choice when you want to improve your blood flow.
Try to eat smelts if you have stiff shoulders and a slow flow of menstrual blood, which means you might have disturbed flow of qi and blood type menstrual pain.
Flavor/ bitter, neutralEntered Meridians/ spleen, liver, kidneyImproves blood flow and water metabolism and nourishes the liver and kidneys.
These are the other recommended ingredients for the disturbed flow of qi and blood-type menstrual pain.
Black sesame seeds, black soybeans, prunes, amazake, sakekasu(sake lee), etc.
I hope this can help you through the time of the month!
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