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Menstrual cramps according to Chinese medicine
Menstrual cramps are the result of blocking energy in the body QI. In general, in Chinese medicine pain is the result of bursts of QI, when there is a flow of energy and blood there is no pain.
According to Chinese medicine, there is a direct link between liver activity and the female reproductive system. Sour foods contribute to unblocking while moving the stagnated energy in our liver. In order to respect our lovely livers and help it function properly, it is recommended to start the morning with a glass of water with juice or half a lemon (fresh) or anything with a high pH level.
There are very few foods that have a calming effect on the liver these foods will be mostly acidic, here are some examples of foods that will motivate your QI:
Seafood (we were also surprised)
Foods that are recommended to be avoided during menstruation:
Foods with lots of spices and lots of sugar.