For thousands of years, Chinese medicine has been treating the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome. In the modern world, many women have found, especially in the area of gynecology, that conventional modern Western medicine offers few answers, little relief, and no treatments other than harsh chemicals with potentially unpleasant side effects.
Fecal and urinary elimination have always been an important part of health from the Chinese perspective. This article describes common issues of elimination, their differential diagnosis and herbal treatments.
Tenesmus (sense of incomplete bowel movement) – Constipation – Incontinence of feces – Incontinence of urine – Cloudy urination – Frequent urination – Oliguria, or difficult urination – Seminal fluid in urine
This article describes a number of male reproductive issues, their differential diagnosis, treatment principles and herbal formulas. Chief complaints include:
Blood in Seminal Fluid – Thin and scanty ejaculate – Inability to ejaculate – Premature ejaculation – Nocturnal Emissions – Impotence – Persistent Erection – - Coldness in the external genitalia – Flaccid retraction of the penis – Itching and Burning in the genitalia
Chinese medicine has a long history, back to the year 200 at least, of treating viral and bacterial infections. This article describes the differentiations, treatment principles and formulas for said infections and indications such as:
Aversion to wind and cold along with chills
Shivers or “severe chills”
Alternating fever and chills
Aversion to heat without chills
Tidal fever (low grade fever)
Five center heat
Female reproductive issues make up the bulk of many a Chinese medicine herbalist’s practice. This article describes some of the key symptoms along with their differentiations, treatment principles, and formulas. Complaints include:
Light menstrual flow – Dark purple flow or thick flow – Thick menstrual flow – Thin flow – Early menstruation – Late menstruation – Amenorrhea (lack of period) – Metrorrhagia (heavy flow) – Irregular menstrual cycle – Fever during menstruation
Health complaints that arise from the neck and head and lumped together in Chinese medicine diagnostics. Here, we see common complaints complete with their differential diagnosis, treatment principles and formulas.
Flaccidity of neck and head due to weakened muscles – – Involuntary twitching of Head Muscles – – Tinnitus (ear ringing) – – Sore gums – – Bleeding gums – – Dark black teeth – – Stiffness of neck – – Goiter (enlargement of the thyroid gland) –
The channels that pass through the extremities can be functionally regulated via the internal organs. This article describes the differentiation, treatment principles, and formulas of common health concerns associated with the limbs and extremities.
Edema of the extremities
Stiffness of the extremities
Flaccid paralysis of extremities “wei syndrome”
Varicose veins of the lower extremities
Metabolic disorders are functional and systemic health issues for which Chinese medicine has many well-developed differentiations, treatment principles, and herbal formulas.
The diagnostic “Ten Asking Song” pays particular attention to the chest and back. This article describes common complaints that arise from these areas, along with their differential diagnosis and herbal treatments.
Weakness of the lower back and knees
Mass Formation in the abdomen
How sciatica is treated by acupuncture and Chinese herbs.