Irregular Menses (Sometimes Early, Sometimes Late)

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Irregular Menses (Sometimes Early, Sometimes Late)

Kidney Yang Deficiency

Formulas and Herbs:

  • Gu Ying Jian (Ren Shen, Shu Di, Shan Yao, Shan Zhu Yu, Yuan Zhi, Wu Wei Zi, Tu Si Zi, Zhi Gan Cao) Alternative/Patent: Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan

Acupuncture Points:

  • REN-4 Moxa
  • DU-4 Moxa
  • BL-23
  • ST-36
  • SP-6
  • KI-3

Kidney Yin Deficiency

Formulas and Herbs:

  • Liu Wei Di Huang Wan Alternate: Zuo Gui Wan (for more serious cases)

Acupuncture Points:

  • LU-7
  • KI-3,6,7,13
  • REN-4
  • SP-6
  • BL-23

Spleen Qi Deficiency

Formulas and Herbs:

  • Gi Pi Tang (Huang Qi, Bai Zhu, Fu Shen, Suan Zao Ren, Long Yan Rou, Mu xiang, Yuan Zhi, Dang Gui, Sheng Jiang, Da Zao, Gan Cao)

Modifications:

  • With low appetite, gas: + Mai Ya, Sha Ren, Chen Pi
  • With heavy blood flow: Dang Gui, Sheng Jiang, + Hai Piao Xiao, Xue Yu Tan
  • With loose stools: Dang Gui, + Fu Ling, Che Qian Zi
  • With palpitations, insomnia: + Shu Suan Zao Ren
  • With excess damp leukorrhea give: Shen Ling Bai Zhu San

Acupuncture Points:

  • BL-17,20
  • REN-6
  • ST-36
  • SP-6 Tonify
  • SP-10 Tonify

Liver Qi Stagnation

Formulas and Herbs:

  • Xiao Yao San (Chai Hu, Bai Zhu, Fu Ling, Dang Gui, Bai Shao, Bo He, Gan Cao, Sheng Jiang)
  • With both Liver and Kidney deficiency: Ding Jing Tang (Chai Hu, Chao Jing Jie, Dang Gui, Bai Shao, Shan Yao, Fu Ling, Tu Si Zi, Shu Di)

Modifications:

  • With bitter taste in the mouth (heat): + Mu Dan Pi, Zhi Zi
  • With pain: + Xiang Fu, Yan Hu Suo
  • With clots: + Ze Lan, Yi Mu Cao.
  • With Liver attack Spleen: + Zhi Ke, Huo Po, Chen Pi
  • With Liver attack KI: + Tu Si Zi, Xu Duan
  • With wind is uprising: + Shi Jue Ming, Ju Hua

Acupuncture Points:

  • Use points indicated for the general pattern

References Used

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