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EARLY PERIODS and Chinese Medicine

Recurring early periods are not only a nuisance, they can also weaken the body by increasing the average blood loss above regular levels. Causes may be peri-menopause, a hormonal imbalance, illness, side effects of certain medication, stress and more.

In Chinese medicine, recurrent early periods are mostly due to two reasons:

Qi (Energy deficiency) and Heat in the Blood.

The energy deficiency can be imagined as the body being so tired that it can no longer hold on to the blood for the completion of the four weeks but will ‘let it go’ instead. Typically, the woman will also feel tired or even exhausted, possibly freezing easily.

Heat in the Blood is rather like an over-boiling pot that cannot be contained anymore and spills over before its time. There might also be anxiety, irritability and other symptoms.

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