Some women find that they are prone to cold symptoms such as headache and fatigue, nasal congestion and runny nose as soon as they reach the menstrual period, even in cold weather. What is the reason? Experts believe that women s hormone levels in menstrual women vary greatly, and their resistance is low. From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, analysis of the menstrual blood flow can lead to relatively insufficient body qi and blood. Especially women with deficiency of qi and blood are more vulnerable to external evils . If you treat a cold simply because of a cold, the so-called cold symptoms may still come back at the next menstrual period, and proper nourishing qi and nourishing blood can help alleviate the symptoms.
At the age of 28, Ms. Chen was afraid of colds and headaches in recent years. She developed nasal congestion, runny nose, and tiredness and other cold symptoms. The symptoms eased as soon as the period ended. At first she thought that she had accidentally caught a cold and caught cold, but she did not expect that even if the weather was not cold, the above-mentioned cold symptoms would still be come back. This cold is not the same as the usual cold. Taking cold medicine is not very helpful. You have to wait until the end of your period to relieve the symptoms. This puzzled her: Why was this cold so frequent? What should I do?
Although these symptoms are similar to colds, they are not colds. Pan Mingwo, a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine at Guangdong Maternal and Child Health Hospital, combined with Miss Chen s main complaint, and diagnosed her as having qi and blood deficiency . She was prescribed some prescriptions for reconciling qi and blood, and she started taking it 10 days before menstruation until the end of her period.
There are indeed many women like Miss Chen. Every time aunt comes, they feel cold one after another. What is the reason for this?
Pan Mingwo believes that this may be related to changes in women s menstrual hormone levels and decreased resistance. From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, menstrual blood flow, women s qi and blood may be relatively insufficient during this period of time, even severe qi and blood deficiency, and the guards are not solid. At this time, it is easy to be attacked by external evils, chills and headache, Nasal congestion, runny nose, tiredness and fatigue. When the menstrual period passes, the deficiency of qi and blood is relatively relieved, and the so-called cold symptoms subside. If a woman with deficiency of both qi and blood has not been able to reconcile qi and blood effectively, this cold-like symptom is likely to recur once menstruation .
In addition to expelling wind, you should also nourish qi and nourish blood and regulate your physique. Pan Mingwo said that he should pay close attention to his menstrual situation and dialectically apply medicine according to the amount, color, and quality of menstruation. He gave examples, such as Miss Chen s usual menstrual bleeding volume, pale color, easy to feel tired and tired, combined with the tongue pulse, which is a deficiency of qi and blood, in the treatment with Yupingfeng San Yiqi solid table, and Siwutang nourishing blood Using Xiangsu to evacuate the wind and cold, gradually reconcile qi and blood, dispel evil spirits and righteousness, and the resistance can be gradually strengthened. Even if the level of hormones in the body changes greatly during menstruation, it is not easy to recruit.
For women who often have so-called cold symptoms during menstrual periods, in addition to dialectical treatment under the guidance of a doctor, in daily life, they can also be recuperated through proper diet conditioning and foot massage:
Female Some women are particularly sensitive to changes in the outside temperature, and it is easy for the hands and feet to become cold when the temperature drops. Pan Mingwo pointed out that this is a manifestation of insufficient blood. He suggested that this group of people can usually eat longan, walnuts, dates, wolfberry, etc., which are warm and nourishing blood, and cooler foods such as white radish, mung bean, winter melon, and various cold drinks, cold food, cold salad Try to eat less. In addition, you can appropriately eat angelica jujube yellow boiled eggs before menstruation, and drink brown sugar ginger tea after menstruation.
There are many acupoints and meridians in the foot. Frequent massage can clear the meridians of the human body, improve blood circulation and help regulate qi and blood. For example, the toes are at the junction of the Foot Sanyin Meridian and the Foot Sanyang Meridian . Frequently massaging ten toes helps smooth the flow of menstrual energy. While massaging, use your thumb and index finger to pinch one toe, knead on each side, and then gently pull upwards. In addition, slightly curl the foot center , and touch a depression in the front of the foot center. This depression is an important Yongquan Point. Frequent massage of this point is also very beneficial to protect Yang Qi.
Many young women dress thinly on cold days, and wear short skirts and low-rise pants on hot days, exposing small waists and long legs, and they do not converge even during menstruation. Pan Mingwo reminded that this kind of demand regardless of temperature is not desirable. Especially during the menstrual period, women s body resistance is lower than usual, so you should pay attention to keep warm, especially to keep the lower abdomen, waist and feet warm. At the turn of spring and summer, don t expose your legs prematurely, wear short skirts and low-waist pants as little as possible, and change to dry clothes as soon as possible in case of rain to avoid wind and cold.
In addition, Chinese medicine believes that “moving is healthy”, and proper exercise can promote blood circulation and improve physical fitness. Pan Mingwo said that people with insufficient blood are generally quiet and hard to move. When they exercise a little more, they are susceptible to fatigue, chest tightness, shortness of breath, etc. So some people simply do not move, which is actually not conducive to the operation of blood. In addition, when people are overworked, depressed, or over-stimulated by negative emotions, the operation of qi and blood will also be affected. Therefore, in daily life, we should also pay attention to the rules of work and rest, do not stay up all night, and at the same time try to maintain an optimistic and cheerful mood to avoid emotional fluctuations.