Overcome Infertility-Menstrual Cycle modification-Symptoms, Causes &Treatments;Of Cold Uterus in The Yang Phrase Of Menstrual Cycle

Cold uterus is defined as a condition of not enough yang and blood to warm the uterus that interferes not only the function of uterine lining in fertilized egg implantation, but also causes miscarriage if the egg already implants in endometrial lining in the uterus.

I. Symptoms
1. Cold hands and feet
2. Lower back pain,
3. Low libido,
4. Frequent urination
5. Loose stool
6. Etc.

II. Causes
1. Blood Deficiency
Blood defieciency can be caused by heredity such anemia, internal bleeding, liver abnormal function in blood formation and storing, or stomach abnormal function in food qi and essence absorption, leading to not enough blood to warm the uterus during the luteal phrase of the menstrual cycle.

2. Blood stagnation
Blood stagnation can be caused by qi deficiency or sluggish function of lung in distributing qi to the liver.

3. Stress
Stress not only reduces the function of liver and heart in moving blood through the blood vessels and warm the uterus, but also causes tension in the fallopian tubes that affects the transportation of the fertilized egg for implantation.

4. Liver qi deficiency
If qi is deficiency, it can not moves the blood through the blood vessels, leading to blood stagnation, resulting in increasing the risk of not enough blood to nourish the uterus for conception.

5. Kidney yang deficiency
Kidney yang is important in warming the blood yin as it is transported to the abdomen, deficiency of yang can cause cold uterus.

6. Etc.

III. Treatments
A. With herbs
1. Herbs for kidney yang deficiency
a) Ba ji tian (Morinda root)
Ba ji tian is also known as Chinese morinda root, sweet and warm in nature. It is also one the herbs used to strengthen the liver and kidney qi and blood yang by enhancing the liver in blood formation and kidney in urinary secretion, thus reducing the yang deficiency causes of abdominal distention, including cramps and pain during menstrual cycle.

b) Rou chong rong (Fleshy stem of broomrape)
Rou Chong Rong used in traditional Chinese medicine for reducing the blockage of kidney-large intestine meridian, thereby increasing the kidney function in increasing blood circulation to warm the uterus, assisting urinary secretion and digestive system in moving waste, resulting in lessening the fluid retention and dysmenorrhea.

c) Bu gu zhi (Psoralea fruit)
Bu gu zhi is also known as psoralea fruit and used in traditional Chinese medicine in treating blockage of meridian kidney-Spleen. It tonifies the yang qi by increasing the kidney function in assisting the function of lung qi and the function of spleen in qi distribution.

d) Etc.

2. Herbs for qi deficiency
a) Ren shen (Ginseng)
Ren shen is considered as one of most powerful herbs in strengthening the original qi in the body. i) In spleen, it improves the spleen function in qi absorption, thus reducing the symptoms of distended chest and abdomen cramps and pain.
ii) In lung, it enhances the lung qi by moistening the channels, thus reducing the symptoms of asthma, dry cough and preventing the rebellion qi causes of menstrual cramps and pain.

b) Xi yang shen (American ginseng)
Xi yang shen is yin in nature, besides promoting the lung and spleen qi, it also increases the digestive system in absorbing vital energy and reducing the heat causes of qi stagnation by moistening the all qi transportation channels, especially for qi stagnation caused by deficiency of yin.

c) Dang shen (pilose asiabell root)
Dang shen is a spleen and lung tonic herbs. It improves the lung function in moving qi smoothly through its channels and spleen function in absorbing qi after foods entering the stomach. It also helps to restore the qi which is damaged by heat caused by infection, inflammation or heat generated due to excessive fluids accumulation.

d) Etc.

3. Herbs for blood stasis
a) Bai shao (White peony root)
White peony root nourishes the blood and tones the uterus, it reduces the symptoms of yin deficiency causes of abdomen cramps and pain.

b) E Jiao (Ass-hide glue)
Ass-hide glue is a blood tonic herb that promotes the liver function in blood formation and lung dryness caused by yin deficiency. It is said that ass-hide glue also alleviates abnormal cramps and pain and stops abnormal bleeding during menstruation.

c) Gou qi zi (Wolfberry fruit)
Although wolfberry fruit is neutral herb, it has a function to promote yin and yang harmonization, thereby decreasing the dryness of lung qi which causes the blood stagnation causes of abdomen cramps and pain.

d) Etc.

4. Herbs for blood deficiency

a) He shou wu (Fleeceflower root)
He shou wu is a liver tonic herb. It promotes liver function in blood formation and increases the kidney qi in assisting the liver in transporting blood to the heart for circulation, thereby reducing the blood stagnation causes of deficiency. It also improves the kidney in urinary secretion, thus decreasing the risk of blood stagnation caused by fluid retention.

b) Shu Di Huang (Chinese foxglove root)
Shu di huang is a blood tonic herb. Besides improving the liver in blood formation, it also increases the liver’s qi by boosting the circulatory system in transporting oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells thus reducing the risks of symptoms of dizziness, pallid complexion, palpitations, and scanty menstruation.

c) E Jiao (Donkey-hide glue)
E jiao is an important herb for improving the liver in blood formation and liver qi in regulating the blood circulation in the body thereby reducing the symptoms of dizziness, shallow complexion, and palpitations caused by blood deficiency.

d) Etc.

B. With Acupuncture
1. Kidney yang deficiency
a) LU9 (Tai yuan)
b) SP6 (San yin Jiao)
c) ST36 (Zu san li)
d) BL13 (Fei shu)
e) BL43 (Gao huan shu)
f) Etc.

2. Blood stagantion
Suggested acupuncture points
a) ST36 (Zu san li)
b) SP6 (San yin jiao)
c) SP10 (Xue hai )
d) UB40 (Wei zhong)
e) UB 17 (Ge shu)
f) Etc.

3. Qi deficiency
Suggested acupuncture points
a) ST36 (Zu san li)
b) SP6 (San yin jiao)
c) KD3 (Tai xi)
d) LU9 (Tai yuan)
e) Etc.

4. Blood deficiency
Suggested acupuncture points
a) ST36 (Zu san li)
b) SP6 (San yin jiao)
c) LV3 (Tai chong)
d)UB11 (Da zhu )
f) UB17( Ge shu)
g) Etc.

C) With diet
1. Leek
2. Onion,
3. Radish
4. Cherry,
5. Lychi
6. Chicken
7. Lamb
8. Dark green leaves
9. Apple,
10. Apricot
11. Avocado
12. Coconut
13. White pepper
14. Leeks
15. Chives
16. Garlic
17. Etc.

IV. Foods to avoid
1. Cold foods
2. Raw fruit and vegetables

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