Q: Can you offer me some food and herbal advice for cramps during my period?
A: Having cramps during your period is known as dysmenorrhea, NOT PMS. In TCM, we can make two different kinds of distinctions according to your symptoms: a cold/deficient type and a hot/excess type. You can check the table below to see which category you fit into. The KEY defining symptom is that if heat helps, you're in the cold category (think about using a hot water bottle over your abdomen). If heat makes it worse, then you're in the hot category.
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