Chinese Herbs for PMS Philadelphia PA

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.

Snyman Chiropractic
(215) 717-8121
1608 Walnut St # 601
Philadelphia, PA
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Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Holme Circle Chiropractic
(215) 914-5456
3002 Holme Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
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24/7 emergency chiropractic care
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Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Havertown Chiropractic & Wellness Center
(610) 822-3495
35 W Eagle Rd
Havertown, PA
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Monday 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Kessler Chiropractic Center
(215) 821-8908
9987 Verree Rd
Philadelphia, PA
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Free consultation. We would be glad to discuss your condition to see how we can help you.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Azzatori Chiropractic
(267) 339-6168
612 Fitzwatertown Road
Willow Grove, PA
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Maple Health and Wellness Center
(856) 437-0949
602 West Maple Ave
Merchantville, NJ
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Cassara Chiropractic Center
(856) 831-0452
600 Route 70 West
Cherry Hill, NJ
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

ActiveCare Rehabilitation and Chiropractic, PC
(267) 580-9949
101 Old York Rd
Jenkintown, PA
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Complimentary chiropractic screening for new patients!
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Monday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

In-Line Wellness Center
(215) 914-5310
1850 Old York Rd
Abington, PA
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Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, 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

Advanced Chiropractic Center
(484) 471-7078
580 Reed Rd
Broomall, PA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

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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