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Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic
Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic
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Acupuncture in Houston, TX - Houston Acupuncture & Herb Clinic

2405 South Shepherd, Houston, TX 77019.     TEL: 713-529-8332.

2431 West Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030.     TEL: 713-666-5667. 

We are one of the best, biggest, and oldest acupuncture clinics in Houston area.

                Acupuncture for hormone imbalance, Houston,TX - FSH high, low progesterone, LH low, egg quality poor, infertility, diabetes, irregular menstruation, miscarriage, overweight, PMS, Diabetes, fertility, male serm count, poor eggs quality, IVF/IUI, hormonal imbalance, age,  etc.

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acupuncture houston tx west holcombe clinic Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic at 2431 West Holcombe, Houston, TX@ the corner of Kirby Drive and next to the Flower Corner. 7136665667 acupuncture houston tx south shepherd dr. clinic Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic at South Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX@ the corner of Westheimer Drive and next to the KFC. This location has been servicing Houston for more than18 years.
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The clinic is located at the corner of Kirby Drive and next to the Flower CornerTEL: 713-666-5667.
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Acupuncture Houston TX-South Shepherd Clinic
TEL: 713-529-8332.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine help hormone imbalance,
high FSH, low progesterone, LH low, egg quality poor, infertility, diabetes, irregular menstruation, miscarriage, overweight, PMS, Diabetes.

  Wen-Lung Wu, M.S., L Ac., PHD as Doctor of Medicine (China)

Jo-Mei Chiang, B.S. L Ac., Master of Medicine (China)

                        Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic, Houston, Texas. 

   

            Acupuncture For Dysmenorrhea

 

 

Testimonials

Acupressure houstonB. C.     I have started my menstruation at age 14, I have always had cramping.

Since I have started my menstruation at age 14, I have always had cramping. The cramping has become increasingly worse as I get older, and vary in the levels of pain - from medium to severe.  The one thing I could rely on in life was that I was going to have cramping during my period. 

In the past, my remedy has included Ibuprofen, heating pad and sometimes bed rest.  came to Dr. Wu for ovulation and miscarriage treatment twice a week.  As the end of my first menstrual cycle drew near, I realized that I had not experienced any of the PMS cramping I always experience.

The real testimony was during my menstrual cycle; I also did not experience any cramping at all. I did not take one Ibuprofen and did not use one heating pad, I am a believer in this treatment. Thank you Dr. Wu!

 

 Acupuncture and herb treatment are effective for dysmenorrhea, especially for patients who could not take any pain medicine or do not get relief with pain medications. Acupuncture and herb treatments are the natural way to relieve pain and tonify the bodily constitutions. Clinically, acupuncture has been proven as an effective way to eliminate pain.

Dysmenorrhea refers to the severe lower abdominal pain, swelling accompanied with back pain, low back pain or some other discomforts before, during or after menstruation.

The major symptom is the lower abdominal pain that often occurs one to two days before or after menstruation.  The manifestations are spasm and pain in the lower abdomen, radiating to the lumbar region, vagina or medial side of the legs.  In severe cases, it is accompanied with cold sweats, cold extremities, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, even fainting. Irritation of bladder such as frequent urination, urgent urination, sometimes shows in rare cases.

The duration of pain usually lasts two to three days and the first day of menstruation often has the most pain. Most of the time, all the symptoms are relieved and disappear in a couple of days after the first day of menstruation.  Dysmenorrhea will gradually diminish with increasing age and improve after marriage or giving birth. Except in some complicated cases such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammation, etc.

Clinically, dysmenorrhea is divided into two categories, primary and secondary dysmenorrhea.

Primary dysmenorrhea means the symptoms started with menarche. Usually there is no abnormalty of the female organs in primary dysmenorrhea.

The symptoms first occurring later after menarche is called secondary dysmenorrhea.  Usually there are some organ problems with secondary dysmenorrhea, such as endometriosis, tumors, fibroids, adenomyosis, chronic pelvic inflammation, etc.

Primary dysmenorrhea often occurs among young adolescence, it is easier to recover than the secondary dysmenorrhea.

Secondary dysmenorrhea often occurs among women, between age 15 and 25 years old unmarried female, or married with no history of pregnancy.

Chinese Medicine refers to dysmenorrhea as lower abdominal pain with menstruation, abdominal pain related to menstruation, menstruation pain. The earliest record was seen in the classic Chinese medicine book, Jin Quei Yao Luei, during the Han dynasty.

Etiology and pathogenesis of dysmenorrhea in Chinese medicine:

The occurrence of dysmenorrhea has a close relationship with the monthly changes in between the Zen and Chong meridians, and the uterus. The main cause is due to pathogenic invasion and constitutional deficiency of Qi and blood. During menstruation or right after pregnancy, the extreme physical change causes the obstruction of Qi and blood in the uterus as well as the Zen and Chong meridians. It results in the blockage of the uterus, this blockage produces the pain in the lower abdomen and lower back.

The causes of Dysmenorrhea are from the Zen and Chong meridians, and the uterus, the changes are in the blood and Qi, the appearance is the period before, during and after the menstruation. In Chinese medicine the differentiation of syndromes of dysmenorrhea is divided into excessive and deficiency types.

Differentiation of syndromes:

Differentiation of syndromes relies on the nature onset of dysmenorrhea,:

 

  • the onset time, location and the degree of pain,
  • the color, the quantity and texture of menses,
  • tongue color and pulse conditions.

1.         Qi stagnation and blood stasis

a.         Emotional factors such as anger, depression, anxiety, etc, always causes liver damage. The liver Qi is obstructed by the emotional upheavals and fails to transport the blood, blood stasis therefore occurs.

b.         After menstruation or delivery, the clots or blood in the uterus are not completely expelled and forms stasis. The stagnation and stasis obstructs the flow of body Qi and blood and causes pain.

Main symptoms: lower abdominal pain one to two days before menstruation Pain and tenderness in the breast, hypochondria pain.  Irregular and scanty menstruation, accompanied with dark color blood clots. Symptoms relieved after clots are expelled. Tongue color is purplish with spots on the edge.  Pulse is deep and taut.

Treatment method: Smooth liver Qi, activate blood flow, resolve stasis and relieve the pain.

Chinese herb treatment:       Ger Xia Zhu Yu Tang, or Xue Fu Zhu Yu tang, or Wu Zhu Yu Tang, etc.

2.         Coagulation of cold dampness

Before or during the menstrual cycle, patient prefers cold drink or ice drink, exposure to cold and damp pathogen such as walking in the rain with no umbrella, swimming in cold water, eating cold food.  The cold pathogen invades the Ren and Chong meridians, and stays in the uterus to block the Qi and blood circulation and caused pain.

Main Symptoms: Lower abdominal cold pain before or during menstruation. Symptoms relieved with warmth. Scanty menorrhea with dark color blood clots. Aversion to cold, loose stool.  Tongue coating is white, pulse is deep.

Treatment method: Warm Ren and Chong meridians and the uterus.  Dissipate cold and dampness to eliminate stagnation.

Chinese herb treatment:       Wen Jing Tong, Shao Fu Zhu Yu Tong or Shen Hua Tang.

3.         Down ward invasion of excessive damp heat from pathogen

a.         Patient constitutionally has excessive body heat. The excessive heat flows downwards towards the Ren and Chong meridians to block the Qi and blood circulation.

b.         Invasion of damp heat pathogen after the giving birth or miscarriage.  The excessive damp heat accumulates in the Ren and Chong meridians and uterus to block the Qi and blood circulation and causes the pain.

Main Symptoms: lower abdominal pain and fullness before and during the menstruation.  Bright red heavy menstruation with some clots.  Normally patient also has smelly yellow vigina mucus. Tongue coating is yellow and slippery, pulse is rapid.

Treatment method: clearing the damp heat and regulating the circulation of Qi and blood.

Chinese herb treatment:       Chin Re Tiao Xiu Tang.

4.         Qi and blood deficiency

a.         Constitutionally Qi and blood deficient, or prolonged illness or with serious illness depleting the Qi and blood and body essence.

b.         Poor digestive function of spleen and stomach, the body lacks nourishment, Qi and blood become deficient.  In Chinese medicine lack of nourishment could cause pain.

Main Symptoms: dull abdominal pain accompanied with sinking sensation before or after menstruation.  Symptoms eliminated with pressure.  Scanty menses with light color.  Fatigue, pale, dizziness insomnia and palpitation.  Tongue color is pale with white thin coating, pulse is thin and weak.

Treatment method:  Tonify the Qi and blood, strengthen the spleen and stomach function.

Chinese herb treatment:       Ba Zhen Tang, Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang, or Huong Qi Quai Zhu Wu Wu Tang.

5.         Liver and kidney deficiency

a.         Constitutionally deficiency of Liver and Kidney function.

b.         Abusive sexual life or frequent childbirth impairs the liver and kidney.

Once the liver could not store enough blood to replenish the Ren and Chong meridians, the uterus then lacks nourishment, pain occurs afterwards.

Main symptoms: dull abdominal pain with scanty menses. No blood clots. Aches and pain in the lumber region, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus. Tongue color is light with white thin coating, pulse is thin.

Treatment method: Nourish the liver and kidney and generate the blood and essence.

Chinese herb treatment:       Tiao Gen Tong.

Acupuncture treatment for dysmenorrhea:

Body acupuncture treatment:          Zhu San Li, Shen Yu, San Yin Jiao, zhong Ji, Tai Chong, Xiu Hai, Quan Yuan, Yang Ling Chuan, Pi Yu, Gan Yu, etc.

Ear acupuncture treatment: endocrine, shen men, liver, kidney, etc.

           
 

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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1. South Shepherd Clinic Location:
  2405 South Shepherd @ Westheimer (between Westheimer and Fairview), Houston, TX 77019.
  Tel: 713-529-8332    
Click here for the South Shepherd Clinic location map.

2. West Holcombe Clinic Location:
  2431 West Holcombe @Kirby (between Kirby and Fannin Street), Houston, TX77030.
The clinic is located at the corner of Kirby Drive and next to the Flower Corner.
  Tel: 713-666-5667    
Click here for the West Holcombe Clinic location map.
                       
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