Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Women Health: Menstrual Disorders - Menorrhagia In Traditional Chinese medicine Perspective - The Herbal Treatments of Dampness accumulation

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Menorrhagia is defined as a condition of excessive bleeding in the menstruation phase of the menstrual cycle in the reproductive age of a woman leading to heavy blood loss that can interfere with the woman normal activities, as a result of disruption of normal hormonal regulation of periods or disorders of certain reproductive organs.
In traditional Chinese medicine, menorrhagia can be caused by combination of Spleen qi deficiency, liver blood deficiency, damp accumulation and treatments include Tonify spleen qi, nourish blood, resolve dampness.
Please note that in TCM, same disease may be treated with different formula and difference diseases may be treated with the same formula depending to the differentiation.

The Treatments - Herbs for Dampness accumulation 

1. Fu ling(matsuhodo)
Fu ling is one of most frequent used herb in promoting the kidney in urinary secretion and improving the Spleen in food absorption, thereby releasing the water retention in the body and promoting strong kidney and spleen qi in assisting liver function in blood formation and transport blood to circulation system, resulting in lessening the risk of abnormal function of heart.

2. Zhu ling (polyporus sclerotium)
The herb besides promotes kidney urinary secretion, it also helps to expel the dampness ( fluid retention) from the body tissues.

3. Ze Xie (water plantain root)
Ze xie has been used frequently in TCM to clean phlegm caused by lung congestion as a result of
excessive dampness accumulated in the lung. It also improves the kidney function in secreting urine, thereby reducing the risk of fluid retention in the body tissues.

4. Tong Cao (ricepaper plant pith)
Tong cao promotes the lung and stomach channel. Deficiency of yang as a result of dampness (fluid retention) in the body, it interferes with lung function in moving and circulating structural body substances, leading to fluid accumulated in the under layer of the skin. On the other hand, it also helps to improve the spleen function in food absorption and waste secretion, thereby reducing the dampness through urinary secretion.

5. Bei Xie (dioscorea root )
The main function of bei xie is to improve the stomach function in separates the pure from the turbid when the foods enter the stomach, thereby reducing the extra dampness by expelling them through kidney urinary secretion.

6. Han Fang Ji (stephania root)
Han fang ji is one of Chinese herbs that has been used to treat fluid retention in the under layer in the skin of the lower part of body, including the abdomen.

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