Postpartum hurt from improper diet:an introduction of postpartum impairment by overeating and related syndromes.


 TCM Knowledge:Gynecology Syndromes,Women Syndromes ✵Gynecology of TCM is a branch to study the physiological and pathological characteristics of women and to prevent and treat syndromes specific to women. Gynecology of TCM research scope including irregular menstruation, amenia, metrorrhagia, infertility, postpartum syndromes, breast syndromes, and miscellaneous syndromes, etc.

Postpartum hurt from improper diet and related syndromes.
 
 ✵The women postpartum hurt from improper diet and related syndromes are introduced: postpartum hurt from the improper diet, the woman feels hungry after the diet syndrome, woman spits phlegm in the morning and fever at night syndrome, woman stomach full and no appetite syndrome, woman Zheng Pi syndrome, woman Shi-Zheng syndrome, etc.

Postpartum hurt from improper diet.
Postpartum hurt from improper diet 
 ✵The postpartum hurt from the improper diet is a syndrome of impairment by overeating occurring following childbirth, it is also known as dyspepsia caused by excessive eating or improper diet, due to various pathogenic reasons.

 ✧ In the TCM system, the pathogenic reasons for the postpartum hurt from improper diet, or impairment by overeating normally are tiredness and strain of the body, hurt of spleen and stomach, take much and heavy diet, hurt of Qi and blood.

 ✧Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "For the case a woman suffers from tiredness and strain after childbirth, hurt of spleen and stomach, should better avoid greasy food and away from a heavy diet, better take porridge and vegetables, is a necessary tip. For those family members who are not good in replenish, only worry the woman is in deficiency after childbirth, so let her take much food to benefit, take heavy diet to replenish the essence, even if she would not like to take but let her take it fully and then got hurt again, the stomach takes less, the transporting function of the spleen is delayed, food is stagnant and in obstruction, belching and sick of food..." [02].

 "A woman gets hurt from the improper diet(after childbirth), abdominal distension, vomit and throw up, should be differentiated to pulse. In case due to blood then the pulse is string-like and uneven, appetite is okay but vomits much blood and smelly; In case due to diet then the pulse is string-like and slippery, anorexia(poor appetite), and vomit or throw up much food smelly..." [05].



Woman appetite problems:feel hungry after diet.
 
 ✵The woman syndrome feels hungry after the diet is a syndrome feel hungry after taking food, due to various pathogenic reasons.

 ✧ In the TCM system, the pathogenic reasons for the syndrome feel hungry after diet normally are excessive deficiency fire, etc.

 ✧Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "For case, a woman suffers from noise in the heart(vexation, perturbed), feel hungry after taking food, what is it? It is the case of excessive deficiency fire." [03].



Woman spit phlegm in the morning and fever at night.
 
 ✵The woman spits phlegm in the morning and fever at night is a syndrome spit phlegm in the morning and fever at night, uneasy in sleep or insomnia at the whole night, after childbirth, due to various pathogenic reasons.

 ✧ In the TCM system, the pathogenic reasons for the syndrome spit phlegm in the morning and fever at night normally are spleen Qi deficiency, liver Qi deficiency, exhaustion of spleen blood.

 ✧Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "A woman suffers from spit phlegm in the morning, fever at night after childbirth, no sleep in the day time or at night, ...gradually emaciated, food intake is reduced gradually, ... In general, spit phlegm in the morning, is the case of spleen Qi deficiency; fever at night, liver Qi deficiency; no sleep in the day time and at night, exhaustion of spleen blood..." [05].



Woman appetite problems:stomach full and no appetite.
 
 ✵The woman's stomach full and no appetite is a syndrome that a woman often feels full in the stomach and no appetite(would not like to take food), due to various pathogenic reasons.

 ✧ In the TCM system, the pathogenic reasons for the syndrome feel full in the stomach and no appetite normally are turbid Qi is stagnant in the upper region, etc.

 ✧Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "A woman suffers from often feel full in the stomach and could not take food, what is it? It is the condition that turbid Qi is stagnant in the upper (energizer) and distension." [03].

 "A woman suffers from distension, feel fullness in the chest, what is it? It is the condition that she get internal hurt from food Qi, and is affected by exogenous wind pathogen.

 A woman suffers from vomit after childbirth, no appetite(could not take food), distension and swelling, what is it? It is the condition blood deficiency and Qi weakness, or affected by anger, or affected by raw and cold(food), as a result, the stomach and spleen viscera lost its function in transporting and transforming, dampness is stagnant and generates phlegm and fire, in a longer period it will develop to regurgitation." [03].



Woman Zheng Pi syndrome.
 
 ✵The woman Zheng Pi syndrome is a syndrome deficiency and hurt of spleen and stomach, positive Qi and pathogen fight against each other, accumulated in the abdomen, fixed. It is due to various pathogenic reasons and mainly from improper diet.

 ✧ In the TCM system, the pathogenic reasons for the syndrome Zheng Pi normally are improper diet, cold affection, deficiency and weakness of the spleen and stomach, deficiency and weakness of the liver and spleen, etc.

 ✧Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "Zheng Pi: a woman suffers from Zheng Pi, due to improper diet and drink, deficiency and hurt of the spleen and stomach, health Qi and pathogen fight against each other, accumulated in the abdomen, fixed and unmovable, so known as Zheng. It pains when affected by coldness..." [04].Different types are introduced:
 ⑴.A woman suffers from Zheng Pi, in the condition deficiency and weakness of spleen and stomach;
 ⑵.A woman suffers from Zheng Pi, in the condition deficiency and weakness of liver and spleen;
 ⑶.A woman suffers from Zheng Pi, in the condition of liver depression and fire stagnancy;



Woman Shi Zheng syndrome.
 
 ✵The woman Shi-Zheng syndrome is a syndrome deficiency and weakness of Zang and Fu viscera, food accumulation and forms a distention mass. It is due to various pathogenic reasons and mainly from improper diet.

 ✧ In the TCM system, the pathogenic reasons for the syndrome Shi-Zheng normally are improper diet, deficiency and weakness of Zang and Fu viscera, not avoid raw and cold food drink during the menstruation period, or primordial Qi is hurt from strain and consumption, etc.

 ✧Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "Shi-Zheng: a woman suffers from Shi-Zheng, due to deficiency and weakness of Zang and Fu viscera, not avoid raw cold food and drink during menstruation period, or primordial Qi is hurt from strain and consumption, ... Food stagnancy and form a visible mass..." [04].Different types are introduced:
 ⑴.A woman suffers from Shi-Zheng, food retention and forms a visible mass, in the condition Qi stagnancy and blood stasis;
 ⑵.A woman suffers from Shi-Zheng, food retention and forms a visible mass, in the condition spleen Qi deficiency and blood does not circulate well;
 ⑶.A woman suffers from Shi-Zheng, food retention and forms a visible mass, in the condition dryness of the liver and spleen, blood does not circulate well;



References:
  • 01.Postpartum hurt from improper diet:an introduction of postpartum impairment by overeating and related syndromes.
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  • 05.Fù Kē Bèi Kǎo(the References of Gynaecology).By 何应豫(Hé Yīngyù)[1820].

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