How many women have to face the indescribable pain that cannot be relieved in various postures every time they have menstruation.
That’s right, it’s menstrual cramps!
Menstrual cramps can be said to be the most common gynecological symptom, not one of them. Survey results show that the incidence of menstrual cramps in young women is as high as 60%.
I believe that every female friend who is suffering from menstrual cramps would like to ask: Why does menstrual cramps come to me? How to get rid of menstrual cramps?
Understanding menstrual cramps is the first step to get rid of menstrual cramps
Menstrual cramps refers to women’s continuous abdominal pain during or after menstruation, and even pain to the lumbosacral. In severe cases, it can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, cold sweats, cold hands and feet, restlessness, and even severe pain and fainting.
Clinically, menstrual cramps is divided into two types: primary and secondary:
1. Secondary menstrual cramps
Simply put, it is menstrual cramps caused by diseases, such as adenomyosis, uterine fibroids, endometriosis and so on. For secondary menstrual cramps, only if the underlying disease is treated first, menstrual cramps as a complication will be relieved.
2. Primary menstrual cramps
It refers to menstrual cramps without organic disease in the reproductive organs. Most people’s menstrual cramps are primary menstrual cramps, which is the type we mainly discuss today. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that this type of menstrual cramps is mostly caused by weak physique, lack of Qi and blood, and imbalance of Chong meridians and Ren meridians, or because of cold and cold drinking, the menstrual blood stagnates in the uterus and causes pain.
To put it bluntly, the reason why you have menstrual cramps is inseparable from these three reasons: deficiency of Qi and blood, deficiency and cold of uterus, stagnation of Qi and blood stasis, so many people say that “menstrual cramps is caused by cold in the uterus”, in fact, there is a certain truth. .
Cold womb does not mean that the temperature of the uterus or ovaries is very low, but that women are attacked by cold evil, resulting in dysfunction of the internal organs, affecting the functions of the Chong meridian and Ren meridian and uterus, resulting in menstrual cramps, irregular menstruation, and even infertility and other issues.
The relationship between menstruation and womb cold. The cold womb refers not only to the uterus, but to the tissues and organs attached to the female internal reproductive system and their physiological functions, including the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, etc., collectively referred to as “Uterus” in Chinese medicine. Therefore, to treat menstrual cramps due to cold in the uterus, you must first “warm” your uterus.
Moxibustion is used to dispel cold and remove blood stasis to relieve pain. After menstrual cramps, stop suffering and bear the pain. Moxibustion can warm the meridians and clear the meridians. After the meridians are cleared, the blood will flow through the movement of the Qi, and the movement will cause no pain. “Acupuncture and Moxibustion Fengyuan” mentioned the group of points to improve menstrual cramps: “The virgin moon water is irregular, the umbilical belly is painful, Shenshu, Guanyuan, Sanyinjiao.” These three acupuncture points on the meridians are connected with Ren, Chong, Du meridians, and uterus, are closely related. Moxibustion at these three acupoints can be used to adjust the Qi of the Ren, Chong, and Du meridians, so that the Qi can flow smoothly and relieve pain.
A friend asked: “Can moxibustion also be used during menstruation?”
Studies have confirmed the effect of moxibustion at different time on primary menstrual cramps, and moxibustion at menstrual cramps can effectively relieve menstrual cramps.
Moxibustion during menstruation conforms to the TCM principle of “treating the symptoms of the emergency”. When the Qi and blood changes suddenly before and after menstruation, moxibustion at Guanyuan point has a strong effect of warming the meridians and dispelling the cold, strengthening the Yang and relieving blood, and dispelling blood stasis. Ren meridian unobstructed, and Chong meridian abundant, can produce obvious analgesic effects.
Women need to pay attention to these matters during moxibustion during menstruation:
After moxibustion, keep warm, prevent cold, avoid overeating raw and cold food, reduce heavy physical labor and strenuous exercise during menstruation, maintain an optimistic and peaceful attitude, and avoid mental stimulation.