Menstruation Disorders – Dysmenorrhea – Causes of Heat Pattern in TCM Perspective

Girls in South East Asia have learnt in their early women life from grand mother wisdom, that they do not engage in any activity that distorts their regular period. Menstruation disorders should be treated immediately, otherwise, it may cause wide range of women diseases, such as infertility, according to traditional Chinese medicine. In this article, we will discuss dysmenorrhea – causes of heat pattern in TCM perspective.

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.

3. Over drinking alcohol

Alcohol damages the liver that affects its ability in blood formation and storing, leading to liver blood stagnation in certain region in the productive organ, resulting in purple clots in the period.

4. Over exercises

Moderate exercise is helpful for blood circulation, over exercise diverts blood aways from the reproductive organ that cause not enough blood to support the normal function of the uterus in the yang phrase of menstrual cycle, leading to menstrual cramps and pains before, during and after menstruation

5. 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.

6. 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.