Even if you've had the pleasure of having your period for years, there are still things about it that are somewhat, well, mysterious. Why is it that some months you deal with debilitating pain, while other months you hardly notice it sneaking up on you? Some months you have to be on top of changing your pads and tampons so as to prevent leaks when other months you can be more lax? Chinese Medicine has some explanations. There are actual reasons your period is being weird, according to Chinese Medicine, which, if you know them, will make you feel far better about your usual frustration of never knowing how or why your period is the way that it is.
Chinese Medicine relies on guiding (and supporting) principles that might be a little bit different than what you're familiar with if you grew up with a more Westernized version of health and medicine. According to the National Institutes of Health's U.S. National Library of Medicine, the underlying principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine are Yin and Yang. When you're healthy, your Yin and Yang are balanced. Poor health is said to be due to an imbalance in the two. Ultimately, Chinese Medicine's explanations for your period wackiness often has to do with balance as well, but it's slightly more complicated than that. If you're looking for answers, according to Chinese Medicine, you'll need to look inside yourself at how your body is functioning. If your period is being weird, it's probably because your body is as well.