2,500 years ago, the ancient Chinese used personalized herbal blends to help women recover from and regulate their monthly menstruation. They harnessed the power of plants to create balanced formulas with minimal side effects. Who wouldn’t want that, right?!
These herbal blends are a common practice in the modern day use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM.) We tap into this ancient method of diagnosis and treatment strategy, which considers every single symptom and the state of every organ to make an evaluation of your individual body’s needs. This is what makes TCM both personalized and holistic. (So much better than something that’s just a band-aid solution, right?!)
TCM treats the root cause of chronic conditions, which is what makes it the most effective all-natural way to heal. In order to put this in perspective, let’s look at a common condition in TCM, known as Blood Deficiency. Someone with this condition might display symptoms like dizziness, dry skin, headache, and fatigue. if you only put lotion on the dry skin, you would be remedying one symptom, but nothing would be done for the dizziness, headache, or fatigue. In TCM, we would use herbs to assist the body in making new blood, which is the root of all the symptoms, in addition to herbs that would treat the individual’s manifestation (as in, whatever symptoms they’re displaying). Once this whole body picture is determined, herbal formulas that treat the patient’s underlying condition can be prescribed to alleviate their ailments.
According to modern research, use of Chinese herbal medicine for dysmenorrhea (period pain) results in significant improvements in pain relief, overall symptoms, and decreased use of additional medication when compared to the use of pharmaceutical drugs. Additionally, personalized herbal formulas showed these results held after three months of follow-up assessments - that's the power of natural healing.
HERBS THAT COULD BE IN YOUR PERSONALIZED FORMULA 🌱
Below we explore a sampling of herbs that might be in your personalized herbal blend. These herbs have been described since the dawn of Chinese medicine as blood moving, pain reducing, and promoting overall vitality for women’s menstrual health. Modern research has substantiated these theories, showing the exact ways they make for an easier period and more balanced cycle, from beginning to middle to end. Let’s take a look...