Chinese Herbs for PMS Moss Point 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.

Dr.Nestor K. Delgado
(228) 769-1940
4507 Hospital Street
Pascagoula, MS
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
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Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Andrew Thomas Allen, MD
(228) 377-6396
2812 Andrew Ave
Pascagoula, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
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Thomas Royals Singley
(228) 769-1940
4507 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jack Clifford Hoover
(228) 769-1940
4507 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Julius A S Bosco, MD
(228) 762-8132
4507 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1953
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Hospital: Singing River Hospital, Pascagoula, Ms
Group Practice: Gulf Coast Ob-Gyn

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Dr.Julius Bosco
(228) 762-8132
4507 Hospital Street
Pascagoula, MS
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M
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1953
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Singing River Hospital, Pascagoula, Ms
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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George Milton Henneberger, MD
PO Box 2008
Pascagoula, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1958

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Bruner Benedict Bosio
(228) 769-1940
4507 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Julius A Bosco
(228) 762-8132
4507 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jack Clifford Hoover, MD
(228) 769-1940
4507 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
German
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1962
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Hospital: Singing River Hospital, Pascagoula, Ms; Ocean Springs Hospital, Ocean Springs, Ms
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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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