3 Easy Tips You Should Do Before The Period

3 tips you should do before the period

In this blog, I want to explain 3 tips you should do before the period. As you know, many women have experienced many problems before the period like period cramps, fatigue, headaches, mood swings, etc.

Some could not be functional and don’t want to do anything whatsoever because they feel miserable.

Would you want to get rid of the pain or sad feeling and would like to have a more peaceful time?

Because I have seen many patients with the same problems as you, I can describe how to manage before the period.

These women have beneficial to read this blog

  • Due to pain, you can’t work before the period.
  • You feel irritable before the period, so you tend to fight with your husband or your boyfriend.
  • Your skin breaks out before the period, so you don’t want to go out.

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Er Xian Tang Benefits For Hot Flashes

Er Xian Tang Benefits

I want to discuss and explain Er Xian Tang Benefits at this time.

This formula is one of the most popular formulas for hot flashes.

Those who are interested in natural Chinese herbs have beneficial of reading this blog.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • What are the components of Er Xian Tang?
  • What are the profits of Er Xian Tang?
  • Who Can Take Er Xian Tang?
  • Where can you get it?

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Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang: Great Irritability Formula

Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang

I want to discuss and explain Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang at this time.

This formula is one of the most popular formulas for irritability and anxiety.

Those who are interested in natural Chinese herbs have beneficial of reading this blog.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • What are the components of Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang?
  • What are the profits of Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang?
  • Who Can Take Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang?
  • Where can you get it?

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What’re The Profits Of Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang?

Profits of Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang

I want to discuss and explain Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang at this time. This formula is a traditional formula combined with Gui Zhi Tang and Xiao Chai Hu Tang.

Those who are interested in natural Chinese herbs have beneficial of reading this blog.

What are the ingredients of Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang?

Ingredients of Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang

The principal herb is Bupleurum Root.  Bupleurum is one of the best single Chinese herbs to soothe Liver energy and raise Yang Qi.

This herb helps stress and gives strength, and even restores the immune systems as well.

Saikosaponins are one of the principal components of Bupleurum, and it has the benefits of sedation, epilepsy, antiviral, immunity, anti-inflammation, protecting liver and kidney, etc.

Ingredients:

  • Bupleurum Root – Chai Hu
  • Codonopsis – Dang Shen
  • Pinellia – Zhi Ban Xia
  • Chinese Cinnamon – Gui Zhi
  • Chinese Skullcap – Huang Qin
  • Chinese Peony – Bai Shao
  • Ginger – Sheng Jiang
  • Chinese Licorice Root – Gan Cao

What are the Profits of Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang?

This formula treats simultaneous Tai Yang and Shao Yang disorders.

Tai Yang is like an acute stage, and Shao Yang is like the sub-acute stage of conditions.

It is commonly used for digestive disorders resulting from the disharmony of the liver and spleen.

In addition, it is helpful for joint pain, distending pain around the chest and ribs.

Who can take Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang?

Who can take Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang

A person with pain, gastric disorders, and prolonged cold symptoms like fever, chills, headache are suitable for this formula.

It is also ideal for people whose skin naturally sweats and has nausea and loss of appetite.

Other symptoms

  • Abdominal distension
  • Common Cold
  • Chest distention
  • Weak Constitution
  • Muscular Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Nausea
  • Stomach Pain
  • Vomiting
  • Irritable
  • Influenza-like symptoms, etc

Where can you get the Chinese herbs?

YourKampo.com is the new Online Chinese prescription service.

First, you answer 3 minutes long questionnaire about your chief complaints and general questions like your digestions, sleep disorders, etc.

Then, our specialist diagnoses your condition and chooses the best Chinese herbs out of 100 herbs.

Here is the link that you can go and get your best Chinese herbs for you.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang profits those who have digestive disorders, common cold, and pain.

Firstly, please understand the formula benefits.

Secondly, please try this formula if you have such symptoms.

Finally, I hope it helps those who are suffering from annoying symptoms.

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Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang Benefits

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About Author: Satoru Ozawa – Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an acupuncturist, and a Chinese herb specialist

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Did You Know How To Stop Being Irritated?

Do You Know How To Stop Being Irritated?

How to stop being irritated

How to stop being irritated
How to treat being irritated

Do you have such symptoms?

  • Suddenly, you are getting irritated by something you didn’t care about before
  • You are irritated when things don’t go as expected 
  • You are frustrated with a bit thing

If you have one of these signs, please read this blog because I want to discuss how to stop being irritated.

The Causes of Irritability

The cause of irritability is from the lack of the happy hormone, which is called Serotonin.

Serotonin is a hormone that manages your mood, and your body secrets it when you are so pleasant.

It calms your mind, and sometimes we call it a “happy hormone.” 

This happy hormone controls a stress hormone, which is called Noradrenaline.

But, there is a particular time your happy hormone decreased, such as lack of sleep, before and during menopause.

Thus, you will need the hormone to manage the stress.   

When does your happy hormone decrease?

Lack of sleep

Lack of Sleep triggers being irritation
Lack of Sleep triggers being irritation

Your Serotonin secretes and stores during the daytime. It will be the switch to Melatonin at night.

But, if you lack sleep, you can’t manage and use these hormones, and you can’t sleep even more.

Thus, it makes the negative cycles, and eventually, you will get irritated.  

PMS

PMS is one of the major reasons to be irritated
PMS is one of the significant reasons to be irritated

Before the period, your female hormone (Estrogen) level decreases.

When a reduction in the female hormone engaged in the production of Serotonin can lead to a deficiency of Serotonin.

It can lead to uncontrolled emotions and irritability.

That is why you get irritated for no reason during the PMS.  

Menopause

For women around 50’s, they turn to the stage of menopause.

At this time, your estrogen level decreases significantly, leading to a deficiency of serotonin production.

So that is another factor that you are irritated, anxious, depressed, etc.  

How to stop being irritated by a lack of Serotonin? 

Diet

Eating helps producing happy hormone
Eating helps to produce happy hormone

We produce Serotonin in the brain, but it requires the essential amino acid called Tryptophan as its material.

Tryptophan is turned to as Serotonin in the brain during the day and Melatonin, promoting sleep at night.

Therefore, a lack of tryptophan can cause insomnia and poor sleep quality.

However, the human body cannot make it by itself.

Hence, we have to get it from the diet.

What kind of food contains Tryptophan?

Tryptophan-rich food like Tofu help stop being irritated
Tryptophan-rich food like Tofu help stop being irritated

 Tryptophan-rich food is mainly 

  • Soybean products such as tofu, natto, miso, and soy sauce 
  • Dairy products such as cheese and yogurt 
  • Grains such as rice 
  • Sesame, peanuts, eggs, and bananas

Other Remedies for irritability

There are other things you can do to increase Serotonin and calm your stress to reduce irritability. 

Yoga

Yoga helps improving PMS symptoms, including irritability
Yoga helps improving PMS symptoms, including irritability

Doing yoga help improve PMS symptoms, such as balancing hormones and using aromas to calm the mind.

It would be even more uplifting if you get advice from a professional yoga instructor.

Take a bath with Essential Oil.

Taka a bath with Essential Oil is a good idea for your mood
Take a bath with Essential Oil is a good idea for your mood

Soaking your body in the tub instead of taking a shower is one of the best ways to improve your mood.

Why don’t you take a bath in about 100 °F of the water? It’s a good idea to add essential oil such as lavender or camomile to it to relax your body.  

The parasympathetic nerves work to widen blood vessels and improve blood circulation.

Let’s relax and warm from the core of your body.

Walking

Going for a walk helps changing your mood
Going for a walk helps to change your mood.

Going out and walking is a good chance of mood with a moderate visual stimulus.

If you like shopping, it’s a good idea to wear comfortable shoes and walk around or take a walk with your dog.

Chinese Medicine Perspective

Traditional Chinese Medicine for stop being irritated
Traditional Chinese Medicine for stop being irritated

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we treat irritability with a different approach.

When you get irritated, we call that your Liver energy (Qi) doesn’t go through and stagnate like a balloon.

You can see this condition more in women because they have menstruation, lifestyle, characters, etc.

And, emotional depression due to mental stress is a cause of many other illnesses. 

According to Chinese medicine theory, stasis of qi causes blood stasis (stasis), resulting in systemic dysfunction like chest tightness and pain.

In addition, liver energy quickly affects on stomach (digestive system); it affects the digestive system, causing burping, acid reflux, low appetite, etc. 

Liver Qi Stagnation

  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Emotional instability
  • Headaches
  • Breast Distension
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Irregular menstruation

How to stop being irritated by Chinese medicine

Acupuncture Points

Lv3

LV3 helps soothing Liver Qi Stagnation for stop being irritated
LV3 helps soothing Liver Qi Stagnation

Location: In front of the first and second toes. This point is where the big toe and 2nd toe bones meet.

Efficacy: This acupuncture point improves soothing stress. In addition, because it belongs to the flow of energy called the liver meridian, which is closely related to the parts of the body, such as the liver, muscles, eyes, physical fatigue, and eyes. 

LI4 

LI4 helps stop being irritated
LI4 helps stop being irritated

Location: With the back of the hand facing up, LI4’s site is between thumb and index finger bones in the depression.

Efficacy: This acupuncture point improves energy flow and releases tensions. Because this point manages your nervous systems, so it helps reducing stress and irritability.  

Chinese Herbs for stop being irritated

Chinese Herbs for stop being irritated
Chinese Herbs for stop being irritated

Xiao Yao San

The formula is a basic classical formula to regulate and harmonize the energy of the liver and spleen.

It is an excellent formula for menstrual and premenstrual disorders such as irritability, mood swings, anxiety, depression, emotional instability, hot flashes, irregular menstruation, etc.  

Jia Wei Xiao Yao San

This formula is a modification of Xiao Yao Wan, and it is for easing liver Qi stagnation and promote the flow of energy.

It is also helpful for liver Qi stagnation with heat signs like hot flashes, anger, and constipation.   

Conclusion

In conclusion, being irritated can be caused by a lack of happy hormones from a western perspective and Liver energy imbalance from an eastern perspective.

Firstly, please understand the causes of being irritated.

Secondly, please try these remedies at home to see if your frustration goes away.

Finally, I hope it helps those who are suffering from these annoying symptoms.

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Please feel welcome to comment if you have any questions about this post.

Sayonara till next post.

About Author: Satoru Ozawa – Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an acupuncturist, and a Chinese herb specialist.

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