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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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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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