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Help your body go with the flow, not against it with Angelica Root for Menstrual Pain

Called the “female ginseng” or the “ultimate herb for women,” Chinese Angelica Root (Dang Gui) has been used to relieve pain related to menstruation since 588 B.C. Known for its warming, restorative qualities, Angelica Root is believed to strengthen the heart, lung, spleen, kidney and liver meridian systems, the latter of which encircles the genitals.   What does this mean? In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is believed that Qi (pronounced chē, aka energy) must flow freely through established meridian systems, or pathways, of the body. Qi moves blood through the circulatory system, so without free-flowing Qi, there is no free-flowing blood. This can result in blockage, or pain, in the body.   The liver meridian system is of great importance, as...

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