Irregular menstruation and dysmenorrhea

26 Mar 2020 09:08

"Huangdi Neijing" Yun: women 27 "Tiangui Zhi", 77 "Tiangui exhaustion". Here Tiangui, refers to the woman's menstruation phenomenon. The whole sentence means that the woman has menstruation around the age of 14 and menstruation at the age of 49. It can be said that menstruation is accompanied by the majority of a woman's life. Therefore, whether the menstrual process is normal or not is closely related to the health of women.

Modern social work is under great pressure, the pace of life is fast, and there are many women with menstrual problems. However, most people do not pay too much attention, think it doesn't matter if menstruation comes earlier or later. In fact, if the menstrual problem is not dealt with in time, it can lead to the emergence of many gynecological syndromes. Many doctors in the past dynasties also believe that adjusting menstruation is one of the most fundamental ways to treat many gynecological diseases. As Chen Suan said in Song Dynasty: most of the diseases of women are not adjusted by meridian water. Adjust meridians, and then you can get pregnant, and then you can get sick, so you can adjust meridians first. So, what are the common menstrual problems? How should we use meridians to regulate menstrual problems?


The most common menstrual problem is irregular menstruation and dysmenorrhea. Irregular menstruation refers to the abnormal menstrual cycle or bleeding volume, which can be accompanied by abdominal pain and systemic symptoms before menstruation and during menstruation. Such as menstruation ahead of time, menstruation push back, menstrual volume is more, menstrual volume is less and so on, all belong to menstruation is not adjusted. Dysmenorrhea refers to pain and distension of the lower abdomen before and after menstruation or menstrual period, accompanied by waist acid or other discomfort, and can also appear at the same time as menstruation.

Daily performance

The main manifestation of irregular menstruation is the guidance of menstrual period and menstrual volume. The abnormal manifestations of menstruation were menstruation more than 7 days ahead of schedule, or more than 7 days after menstruation, or 1 less than 2 weeks before and after menstruation. The abnormal manifestation of menstrual volume is that the menstrual period is less than 2 days, and the quantity is obviously reduced, or the menstrual period is more than 7 days, or even half a month is clean, the menstrual volume is obviously increased, and so on. The above abnormalities exceed 2 menstrual cycles, which can be determined as irregular menstruation.

The main manifestation of dysmenorrhea is menstrual period or abdominal pain before and after menstruation, accompanied by menstrual cycle attacks. Pain can begin a few hours before the tide, and radiate to the lumbosacral part, can be accompanied by breast and hypochial distension pain, severe pain is intolerable, face green limbs cold, vomiting and sweating, body weakness and so on.

Etiology and pathogenesis

The normal implementation of menstrual phenomenon in women is the result of filling of kidney qi, coordination of rush and appointment, abundant qi and blood, coordination of Zang-fu organs and normal function of cell palace. Among them, the meridians and Zang-fu organs, which are most closely related to menstruation, are pulse, Ren pulse, as well as spleen, liver and kidney. Chong for the sea of blood, liver storage blood, spleen blood, common regulation of human blood distribution; kidney main fertility, liver main release, any main cell palace, spleen main qi and blood biochemistry, common regulation and maintenance of menstrual phenomena. The causes of menstrual disharmony dysmenorrhea can be divided into internal and external causes. External causes generally refer to diet preference, overeating raw cold or overeating fat sweet and greasy, as well as the body cold and other reasons; internal causes generally refer to congenital kidney essence deficiency, or abnormal mood, such as long-term overwork, mental stress caused by emotional depression, mood, and so on. No matter what the cause, once the Zang-fu organs function disorder, qi and blood disorder, the cell palace and Chong Ren damage, may lead to menstruation dissonance dysmenorrhea.

Conditioning principle

According to the analysis just now, regulating menstruation is not harmonious dysmenorrhea, it is necessary to adjust Chong Ren two veins and spleen, liver, kidney three internal organs to start. The cure is to regulate qi and blood, adjust rush. The main acupoints were Ren Mai, spleen Meridian, liver Meridian and Kidney Meridian.

Conditioning method 1: moxibustion

The main point selected Guan Yuan, Sanyinjiao. If at the same time see hypochial breast distension and pain, easy to lose temper and so on, add Taichong, Ganshu.

If you are afraid of cold limbs, and like to use hot water bags to apply to the stomach, add Shenjiu, Qihai acupoints. If the pain is severe,

Add Ciliao or Zhongji, or use the two alternately. If faint pain, waist and knee sore, add Taixi, Shenshu.

Each point moxibustion 5 times 10 species, can use moxibustion box, multi-point moxibustion at the same time. Starting a week before menstruation, every day.

Once, until menstruation came to stop moxibustion. If the condition is serious, it can be adjusted at the interval of each menstruation.

Once a day or once the next day. Note that this method is not applicable to the symptoms of dry face and mouth, upset, short red urine, dry stool and other symptoms of solid heat syndrome.

Conditioning method 2: scraping

Wipe the site of the back waist bladder meridians, abdominal pulse, lower extremity spleen meridians and so on.

First scrape the back and waist, from the bladder through Ganshu, from top to bottom scraping to Shenshu.

Then scratch the abdomen from Ren Mai Qi Hai point to Guan Yuan point, pain meridians can be scraped to Zhongji point.

Finally scraped off the limb, near the Sanyinjiao along the spleen meridians from top to bottom scraped about 3 inches, dysmenorrhea can be scraped from the ground machine point to Sanyinjiao point. All scraped to subcutaneous red, one week before menstruation or during two menstruation, avoid scraping during menstruation. It can be scraped 2 times a week.

Conditioning method 3: cupping

Choose the back bladder meridians mainly, can start from the phrenshu point, all the way to the Ciliao point, select the medium pot, near the Jiliao point, leave the can for 10 minutes, pull to the subcutaneous red degree.

Conditioning method 4: acupoint massage of meridians and collaterals

Acupoint pressing and kneading combined with meridians and collaterals can be used. Acupoints according to kneading selected points are: Guan Yuan, Sanyinjiao, Taichong, Taixi. Rub each point for 3 minutes for 5 minutes. Meridian push press, select the back bladder through Ganshu to Shenshu push pressing, can push about 50 times. Then in the waist Shenshu to large intestine Shu interval, wipe the waist horizontally, wipe to the waist fever can be. Start a week before menstruation, once a day, and stop after menstruation. When dysmenorrhea occurs, you can press 1 point 2 point in kneading pole, ground machine or Ciliao acupoint slightly, take the acupoint feel strong acid swelling feeling as appropriate, press to the pain relief, if the operation 5 minutes does not work, should seek other methods to relieve the pain.

Matters needing attention in conditioning

In the process of conditioning, it should be noted that menstruation and dysmenorrhea need to exclude other organic diseases, such as uterine myoma, adenomyosis, Endometriosis and so on. If dysmenorrhea patients have sexual life history, it is also necessary to distinguish whether there is possibility of ectopic pregnancy. If it is caused by other diseases of menstruation and dysmenorrhea, we should actively treat the primary disease, in order to cure the disease. In addition, during menstruation should pay attention to hygiene, avoid eating raw cold or stimulating food, avoid mental stimulation, and reduce the intensity of movement.

Extended Reading: special acupoints of dysmenorrhea

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