The Use of Chinese Herbs in Preventing Painful Menstrual Cramps

Do painful menstrual cramps plague you each month? You are not alone, as 50% of menstruating women have the same experience month after month. But why suffer when you could be living pain free? NSAIDs only mask the pain for a few short hours. Chinese herbal medicine, on the other hand, has been used for centuries with well-documented results.An international nonprofit organization, known as the Cochrane Collaboration, studied the effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine in relieving menstrual pain compared to western drugs. Their conclusion: “Chinese herbal medicine for primary dysmenorrhea roughly doubled pain relief and improvement in overall symptoms compared with conventional Western pharmaceuticals,” reported Xiaoshu Zhu.1 Continue reading “The Use of Chinese Herbs in Preventing Painful Menstrual Cramps”

Webb leads Women’s Aussie Open by three

MELBOURNE, Australia — Former No. 1-ranked Karrie Webb returned to form with a 7-under 66 to lead the Women’s Australian Open by three strokes Thursday, while 12-year-old Oh Su-hyun became the youngest player ever to participate in the tournament.

Webb, the defending champion, had eight birdies and a bogey to take a three-stroke lead over Tania Elosegui of Spain and South Korea’s Lee Chang-hee. Clare Queen of Scotland, Beatriz Recari of Spain and South Korea’s Kim Hye-youn were each four shots off the pace.

The 34-year-old Webb, chasing her third straight Women’s Australian Open title and fifth since 2000, was pleased with her strong start at the Metropolitan Golf Club.

“I’m not surprised because I know what I’m capable of but I was really unsure on how the course would play today,” the seven-time major winner said. “It’s one round of golf but I’m definitely giving myself a few pats on the back because it’s a very good score around here whatever state my game is in.” Continue reading “Webb leads Women’s Aussie Open by three”