All women experience menstrual disorder sometime during their child bearing years, before menopause. While Western medication has never viewed menstruation disorder is a problem of women reproductive system, traditional Chinese medicine looks at this problem seriously, if untreated, it will disharmonize the women ecosystem, leading to nervous tension and other health problems, including infertility. In this article, we will discuss what is prolonged yin phase?
The normal yin phase is about 10 – 14 days, if your yin phrase is longer than 14 days, according to traditional Chinese medicine, it is caused by
1. Kidney yin deficiency ( Not excessive yang)
Kidney yin deficiency is defined as a condition of the yang is not rising, because of not enough yang in the body. Since kidney is one of the organ governed the reproductive system and regulated the production of certain hormones during the process of menstrual cycle, deficiency of kidney yin distorts each step of the reductive function in phase I, leading to prolonged yin phrase.
2. Kidney yang deficiency ( Not excessive yin)
Opposite to the above, yang is necessary for the liver to transform the yin energy to yang energy in promoting the implantation of egg into the uterus. If there is not enough yang, it may cause prolong yin phrase as a result of our body needs time to transform from yin phase I to ovulation phrase.
3. Spleen qi deficiency
Spleen is an organ responsible in absorption and transformation of the food essence and qi to the body organs, deficiency of spleen qi causes not enough energy being transported to kidney, leading to kidney qi deficiency that disturbs the normal process of kidney in regulating each step of menstrual cycle, including phase I.
4. Intake of oily, greasy, spicy and hot foods
Oily, greasy, spicy and hot foods are yang pathogens and hot in nature. Prolonged period intake of these kind of foods causes excessive yang that suppresses the yin qi of kidney.
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