Menstruation Disorders – Dysmenorrhea – Causes of Liver and Kidney Deficiency in TCM Perspective

All women experience menstrual disorders sometimes during their child bearing years, before menopause. While Western medication has never viewed that menstrual disorder is a problem of women reproductive system, traditional Chinese medicine looks at this problem seriously, if untreated, it will disharmonize the women ecosystem, leading to nervous tension and other health problems, including infertility.

In traditional Chinese medicine, while kidney is the organs governed the transportation of fluids and regulated the reproductive system, the liver helps to store and manufactures blood. Both organs play a very important role in promoting regular menstrual cycles as well as enhancing natural conception.

1. Kidney deficiency

a) Kidney yang deficiency

Kidney yang deficiency is normally caused by prolong period of eating cold foods, engaging in rigid exercise, working in the cold environment, etc,. leading fluid and water retention, breast tenderness and menstrual cramps and pain.

b) Kidney yin deficiency

Kidney yin deficiency is normally caused by eating of spicy and hot foods, working in hot environment, out go in the extreme hot weather without proper clothing, etc., leading to distorting the menstrual cycle and afflicting fertility.

2. Liver deficiency

a) Liver qi Stagnation

Liver qi stagnation is caused deficiency of spleen in transporting the qi essence to the lung. When your liver overworks, it tends to get clogged up and performs sluggishly.

b) Liver blood deficiency

Liver blood stagnation is normally caused by liver qi stagnation or the liver is no longer function in blood storing and formation.

c) Liver heat

Liver heat is caused by extreme deficiency of yin in the body, intake of hot and spicy or spleen and kidney abnormal function in balancing the yin and yang in the body, leading to abundant yang qi that affects the liver, leading to liver heat. Liver heat exhausts the blood and injures the vessels, causing abnormal bleeding and abdomen cramps and pain.

Source by Kyle J Norton

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