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Heavy Menses, Menorrhagia

Qi Deficiency

Formulas and Herbs:

  • An Chong Tang (Bai Zhu, Huang Qi, Sheng Long Gu, Sheng Mu Li, Bai shao, Hai Piao Xiao, Qian Cao Gen, Xu Duan)

Modifications:

  • With clots and cramping: + Ze Lan, San Qi, Yi Mu Cao
  • With dizziness, palpitations: + Shu Di, He Shou Wu, Wu Wei Zi

Acupuncture Points:

  • REN-4,6
  • ST-36
  • SP-8
  • KI-3
  • Titao

Heat in the Blood - Xue Re

Formulas and Herbs:

  • Bao Yin Jian (Sheng Di, Shu Di, Huang Qin, Huang Bai, Bai Shao, Shan Yao, Xu Duan, Gan Cao) + Di Yu, Qian Cao Gen, Huai Hua Mi

Modifications:

  • With very thick blood with bad smell: + Hong Teng, Yin Hua Teng, Bai Jiang Cao
  • With thirst: + Xuan Shen, Mai Men Dong, Tian Hua Fen

Acupuncture Points:

  • BL-17
  • REN-3,6
  • SP-6 (Even method),10 (Sedate)
  • KI-6
  • HT-6

Blood Stagnation - Xue Yu

Formulas and Herbs:

  • Tao Hong Si Wu Tang (Shu Di, Bai Shao, Chaun Xiong, Tao Ren, Hong Hua) + San Qi, Yi Mu Cao, Qian Cao. Or Shi Xiao San (Pu Huang, Wu Ling Zhi)

Modifications:

  • With abdominal pain: + Yan Hu Suo, Xiang Fu
  • With Blood Stagnation > heat: + Huang Qin/Bai, Mai Men Dong

Acupuncture Points:

  • REN-3
  • SP-6,8,10
  • KI-3

Deficiency Cold - Deficiency Han

Formulas and Herbs:

  • Wen Jing Tang (Dang Gui, Chuan Xiong, Ren Shen, Bai Shao, Rou Gui, E Zhu, Mu Dan Pi, Niu Xi, Gan Cao) + Wu Zhu Yu, Gui Zhi, E Jiao, Ban Xia, Mai Men Dong

Modifications:

  • With more Kidney Yang Deficiency: + Fu Zi, Ai Ye

Acupuncture Points:

  • REN-3,4,8 (ginger, moxa)
  • SP-1,2
  • ST-36
  • Duan Hong

References Used

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