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Build Natural Pain Relief into your Daily Diet - Chinese Herbs for Painful Menstruation

In Eastern culture, the liver meridian system (or pathway) — which runs through the body and encircles the genitals — is key for gynecological issues. When energy is not free-flowing in this area, a specific type of pain, or pressure, can result. Often called menstrual “cramping,” this feeling usually comes from muscle spasms associated with higher production of hormone-like substances that control blood flow and responses to inflammation. In both Eastern and Western cultures, excessive inflammation is generally not regarded as a good thing since it is associated with many health deficiencies. Today, more people are fighting inflammation through healthy diet and lifestyle choices, supplemented by herbal extracts and vitamins for natural pain relief.At Balance Blends, we have taken a...

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This Matriarchal Herb Provides Natural Pain Relief for Women

Ah, Motherwort — proof that nature has a sense if humor. (Of course an herb for menstrual pain has the word “mother” in it!) Thankfully, this longevity herb does a lot more than make us chuckle. Motherwort is used to help soothe menstrual cramps, regulate menstrual cycles and reduce bloating. For women who experience PMS, this can be a godsend.   Called Yi Mu Cao (“benefit mother herb”) in China or Leonurus Cardiaca (“lion’s heart”) in Greek, Motherwort is the go-to herb in Eastern medicine for strengthening and slowing the heart meridian system. Master herbalists have long relied on its ability to stimulate blood flow and soothe the nervous system — which can ease sudden shifts in mood and body...

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