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Icy drinks and period pain?

Let me share a story illustrating how habitual consumption of cold drinks can significantly impact health, particularly in women. The protagonist of this tale is a woman in her mid-30s who suffered from severe menstrual pain for many years. She was mindful of her health, eating nutritious foods, but curiously, her menstrual pain continually worsened, and she often became irritable around her period, causing distress to those around her.


Her menstrual pain made her life difficult each month. The intense discomfort forced her to take days off work during her periods and give up leisure activities and gatherings with friends. Despite her and her husband's desire to have a child and numerous medical consultations showing no abnormalities, they were unable to conceive for years.




A visit to a practitioner prompted by a friend's recommendation, revealed that a key reason for her persistent menstrual pain and difficulty conceiving might be her habitual consumption of cold drinks. She learned that in Chinese Medicine, this practice could harm the vital energy in the body.


Avoiding ice-cold drinks during the hot summer wasn't easy, but given her severe menstrual pain, she determinedly decided to adopt new habits. She started her mornings with a warm glass of water and continued to drink warm herbal teas or water throughout the cooler parts of the day. During the hotter afternoons, when warm drinks were less appealing, she opted for room-temperature water.


Months later, she noticed a significant decrease in her menstrual pain and the hysterical symptoms that troubled those around her also improved remarkably. More astonishingly, she became pregnant – fulfilling a long-held dream.


She and her husband joyfully prepared for the arrival of their new baby, grateful for the changes initiated by her dietary adjustments. While acupuncture and herbal medicines that helped warm her body and boost energy were part of her regimen, she strongly believed that the switch to warm beverages and foods played a crucial role in restoring her health and bringing her the most precious gift.


This story demonstrates how diet and lifestyle can profoundly influence our health. It offers hope and inspiration to women experiencing menstrual pain and fertility issues despite no detectable medical conditions. Of course, this may not be the only change that someone needs to make in their journey but sometimes, a small change can lead to significant results.


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