Chinese Herbs for PMS Greenville MS

PMS is caused by stagnation of qi (energy) and blood in the liver. We treat premenstrual syndrome successfully without outside hormones with Chinese approach. Read on to view more details on dealing with PMS.

Nicholas G Viyuoh, MD
Greenville, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr.James Beckham
(662) 332-8131
344 Arnold Avenue
Greenville, MS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Delta Med Ctr, Greenville, Ms
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Thomas Lynn Lewellen Jr, DO
(662) 332-8131
344 Arnold Ave
Greenville, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1994

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Elmertha D Burton, MD
(662) 378-3600
129 E Starling St
Greenville, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Kings Daughters Hospital, Greenville, Ms
Group Practice: Burton Medical Ctr

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Paul Jackson, MD
508 Arnold Ave
Greenville, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1965

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Paul Douglas Jackson, MD
(662) 335-4000
PO Box 1817
Greenville, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1978

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DeSiree Granados
(662) 335-9291
302 Arnold Ave
Greenville, MS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Paul D Jackson
(662) 335-4000
508 Arnold Ave
Greenville, MS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jack Anderson Mc Neil, MD
(662) 332-1463
302 Arnold Ave
Greenville, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Kings Daughters Hospital, Greenville, Ms
Group Practice: Clinic For Women

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Dominick Trinca, MD
(662) 334-1266
227 Wetherbee St
Greenville, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1990

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Chinese Herbs for PMS

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By Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, lac

Q Are there alternatives to hormone therapy for PMS? I have been using birth control pills, but am curious about more natural methods.

A Progesterone-estrogen therapies can be effective for controlling PMS (premenstrual syndrome), but seldom provide a cure. The Chinese approach is different. We treat premenstrual syndrome successfully without outside hormones.

PMS is caused by stagnation of qi (energy) and blood in the liver. In Chinese energetic physiology, the liver, after cleansing and detoxifying the blood, distributes blood smoothly to the muscles. If there is stagnation, the body becomes tense, leading to irritability. The Chinese refer to this condition as “premenstrual tension,” signifying low-level muscle tension. Because the liver channel courses through the breast and to the head, liver stagnation leads to breast distension and headache, two other symptoms of PMS.

Why does premenstrual syndrome occur? Historically, Chinese medicine recognized that liver stagnation originates with internalized emotional stress or anger. In modern times, we find that it is also due to over-accumulation of chemicals, drugs and hormones in the food chain. This overwhelms the liver’s ability to detoxify. One reason the symptoms occur before menstruation is that a woman’s body heats up naturally between ovulation and menses. Heat aggravates liver stagnation and manifests in the symptoms of PMS: irritability, breast distension and headache.

Chinese herbal treatment or acupuncture is used to move qi and blood stagnation out of the liver and to clear liver heat. Chinese medicine, and particularly acupuncture, can regulate endocrine function, helping to normalize hormone production.

While it is always best to find an experienced practitioner, many women in China self-medicate with one herbal formula that is remarkably successful. It is called Jia Wei Xiao Yao San, which means “added ingredients free and relaxed powder,” and is available from various GMP companies as Free and Easy Wanderer Plus or Bupleurum and Peony Formula. This formula dates back to the 11th century, which attests to its popularity and endurance. It is recommended that you take the pills beginning at ovulation and stop once your period begins. Complete cure is possible within four months, but some women will need to take it monthly. This herbal formula is safe and without side effects.

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