From early adolescence to peri-menopausal stages, females have had to coexist with their monthly menstrual cycles. Often times, that time of the month means abdominal cramping, headaches, breast distention, and even back aches and pain. Have you found a way to live harmoniously with your menstrual cycle?
Brown sugar has been known to reduce menstrual pain. Many females enjoy a cup of hot brown sugar tea to soothe their pain and warm up their bodies. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, brown sugar can warm the interior and disperse stagnation to help soothe your menstrual flow. Try this simple formula to help you get through that time of the month. Brew some Rose buds (Mei Gui Hua), Fennel (Xiao Hui Xiang), and brown sugar and consume as a tea to help alleviate discomfort during your menstrual cycle. You can drink this tea before, during, or after your period.
Benefits of Rose Buds:
Moves Qi and relieves liver constraint
Balances out emotions
Activates blood circulation
Harmonizes the spleen and stomach
Benefits of Fennel:
Aside from drinking this herbal tea, you can also apply pressure on 2 amazing acupuncture points that benefit gynecology and can alleviate discomfort during your menstrual cycle.
Benefits gynecological disorders
Location: 3 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus on the posterior border of the tibia
Method: Apply pressure for 10 seconds and alternate 3 times between the left and right foot
Regulates Qi alleviates pain
Location: The junction between the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones
Method: Apply pressure for 10 seconds and alternate 3 times between your left and right foot
Traditional Chinese Medicine is rooted in healing the mind, body, and spirit. Its belief is the inter-connectedness of all things. We are a part of nature and in being so, the Earth nurtures us with its bearings.
Try this easy recipe or share it with a female friend. It may just help them get through that time of the month with simple ease and flow.