Chinese Herbs for PMS Hudsonville MI

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.

Wilcox Family Chiropractic
(616) 284-1932
935 52nd St SE
Kentwood, MI
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Absolute Health Chiropractic Clinic
(616) 843-0913
849 Park Ave St 200
Grand Haven , MI
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Dr.Todd Vanheest
(616) 748-9666
3152 Port Sheldon St # C
Hudsonville, MI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Zeeland Community Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.3, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Dennis Edward Sands, MD
3152 Port Sheldon St
Hudsonville, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1995

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Rebecca A Van Valkenburg, DO
(616) 669-9238
3152 Port Sheldon St
Hudsonville, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1994

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Peak Performance Chiropractic
(616) 818-7328
4150 E Beltline Ave Ne Suite 3
Grand Rapids, MI
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Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Linda Hegstrand, MD, PhD
(616) 464-0470
Ridge Park Professional Bldg.,2426 Burton Street SE, Suite 3
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialty
Acupressure, Animal Health, Biofeedback, Bioidentical Hormones, BioSET, Distance Healing, Electro-dermal screening, Energy Healing, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Laser Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Magnetic Therapy, NAET, Naturopathy, Neurofeedback, NHRT, Nutrition, Reams Testing, Remote Healing, SpectraVision, Water Therapy, Wellness Centers

Dawn D DeWitt
(616) 669-9238
3152 Port Sheldon St
Hudsonville, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Michael Shawn Werkema, MD
Hudsonville, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 2003

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Richard La Verne Kreuzer, MD
(616) 669-6691
3593 Van Buren St
Hudsonville, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1968

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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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