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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 infertility/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.
713-666-5667
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.
Click here for the South Shepherd Clinic location map.
Acupuncture Houston TX-South Shepherd Clinic
TEL: 713-529-8332.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine help endometriosis,

pregnancy, acupuncture supports IVF, IUI, and fertility.

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

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

Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic, Houston, Texas.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine for Endometriosis

Acupuncture and Chinese herb medicine are an effective and holistic approach to manage gynecological disorders.  

     diabetes acupunctureThe symptoms of endometriosis includes

  • pain in the abdomen, low back pain,
  • menstrual cramps, irregular menstruation cycle,  
  • spotting between menstruation, nausea,
  • edema, anxiety, depression, insomnia,
  • blood clots, cold extremities, tinnitus,
  • heavy bleeding in menstruation, anima,
  • irritable, mood swing,
  • edema, or swelling, fatigue, constipation, etc

 

could be effectively treated by acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

Without the side effects from medication or recovery time from surgery, Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic provides a sensible and natural treatment method for many hormonal imbalance problems such as irregular menstruation, PMS, infertility, menopause, endometriosis, etc. 

Acupuncture and herb medicine increase qi and blood flow to the female organs as well as rebalance the function. Not only to treat the disorders, acupuncture also prevents the development of obstructions that usually enable the function of organs.

 

Testimonial

From A.H. suffering from severe swelling in my extremities, depression, fatigue, and severe menstrual cramping due to endometriosis.


I am a 29-year-old teacher and have been suffering from severe swelling in my extremities. Ankles, feet, fingers, wrists, for more than five years, at one point the swelling became so bad that none of my shoes in my closet fit and walking became a struggle. I seeked help from six different medical doctors in El Paso and Houston but no diagnosis was ever given. I was finally told by the last doctor (in Houston) that the swelling was just how my body was aging and to just accept it. There were many times were I felt as if I was going crazy and that perhaps I was just making the swelling up.  

I definitely did not like that diagnosis so I seeked advise from my long time acupuncturist in El Paso. He advised me to seek an acupuncturist in Houston, and this lead me to Jo-Mei Chiang, I would always pass by her clinic on my way to Barnes and Noble. I have to honestly say that she has been a true godsend. I began treatment in late July 2004 and now I can say that the swelling is about 90% gone. She has also shed the light on other health and emotional issues that I have been dealing with for a very long time; I am learning how they have a direct correlation to the swelling. Mrs. Chiang is teaching me how everything is connected and how ones health does not stand-alone. I am very grateful to meeting Jo-Mei and to her caring bedside manner. She has given me much hope.

 

The role Endometriosis plays in Infertility

 

What Is Endometriosis?

Before we can explain the role of Endometriosis can play in becoming infertile, we must first explain what it is.

Endometriosis takes its name from the endometrium, the layer of cells lining the uterus (womb). Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the endometrium appears at various locations outside the uterus. The disease may be found in nearby organs such as the ovaries, the bladder, and the intestine, and in some cases it may be present throughout the pelvic region.

Although endometriosis involves an abnormal growth of tissue, it is usually not cancerous. What makes endometriosis an abnormality is not the tissue itself but its location outside the uterus. Inside the uterus, endometrial tissue helps nourish a developing fetus during pregnancy. In non-pregnant women, it is expelled during menstruation.

We have learned that according to some estimates, up to 30 percent of women of reproductive age may have endometriosis! The cause of endometriosis is not known. 

  • One theory is that during menstruation some of the menstrual tissue backs up through the Fallopian tubes, implants itself in the abdomen, and grows there.
  • Another suggests that the endometrial tissue is distributed from the uterus to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the bloodstream.
  • A genetic theory suggests that endometriosis may be carried in the genes of certain families or that certain women may have factors predisposing them to it. Others blame toxins and dioxins in our polluted environment.

 We were told that every case of endometriosis is different. The location of the implants, the depth to which they penetrate the tissue and their overall size contribute to the unique nature of the disease. We have also learned that even the tiniest implant can cause incapacitating pain if it irritates surrounding nerves.

However, endometrial tissue outside the uterus has no way of leaving the body. The result is Some other complications, depending on the location of the implants, can be the 

  • formation of scar tissue or adhesions, that may cause obstruction of  fallopian tubes and blockage of  egg release form ovaries.
  • intestinal bleeding or obstruction,
  • interference with bladder function, and
  • rupture of implants, which can spread the disease. Symptoms may worsen with time, though
  • hormone imbalance- cycles of remission and recurrence are the pattern in some cases. or increase the rate of miscarriage.

 

Pain is the most major symptom:  

  • severe menstrual cramps
  • pelvic pain apart from menses
  • low back pain, backache
  • painful intercourse
  • painful bowel movements
  • fatigue
  • bloating
  • constipation
  • menstrual diarrhea
  • pain with exercise
  • painful pelvic exams
  • frequent urination with pain.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine effectively treat Endometriosis

In Chinese medicine blood stasis is the man syndrome of endometriosis. At the first onset it belongs to excessive type, after a prolonged period, the syndrome becomes a mix of excessive and deficient. Absolute deficient syndromes is hardly seen.

The differentiation of syndromes are according to the onset time, nature and location of the syndromes, the changes of menstrual cycle, quantity, color, texture, etc, to decide the cause. 

  • Qi stagnation and blood stasis caused by emotional stress, anger, anxiety depression, etc. result the stasis in the urterus.
  • Coagulation of cold and blood stasis caused by the invasion of cold weather, cold drink or malnutrition, etc. during the menstruation or post delivery period.
  • Kidney deficiency and blood stasis caused by lack nourishment and circulation of kidney due to deficiency of constitution, or improper sexual life.
  • Qi deficiency and blood stasis caused by chronic emotional stress, prolonged chronic illness, damage of surgery.
  • Heat stagnation and blood stasis caused by Liver Qi stagnation, invasion of pathogenic heat, too much spicy food, or side effect of medications.

 All the above generates excessive heat inside of the body and thicken the blood, causing stasis and obstruction of the uterus, and Ren and Chong meridians which are the major meridians to nourish female reproductive organs.

The disadvantage of conventional therapy: 

1.hormone medication therapy – Usually prevent or stop ovarian activity and shot down ovulation. The main purpose of medication is not getting rid of endometriosis but relief the symptoms.  The common side effects are weight gain, irregular bleeding, bloating.

2.Surgery- high recurrence rate and generate more scar tissue or adhesion that often cause more pain later.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine therapy is a holistic and effective approach to treat ednometirosis. The reasons for a serious alternative consideration are: 

1.         regulate hormone, acupuncture and Chinese medicine enhance the circulation and resolve the stasis in the reproductive organs

2.         eliminate symptoms, acupuncture and Chinese medicine increases the blood flow to the pelvic region to reduce imflamation and pain.

3.         dissolve and eliminate masses of ednometriosis- acupuncture and Chinese medicine could break and reduce and stasis to diminish the endometriosis.

4.         relieve stress- creating positive thinking and increasing energy level.

5.         improve immune system – acupuncture and Chinese medicine increase the whole body flow and reduce the obstruction improve the function of organs, increase the internal harmony, help the fertility condition. 

Since endometriosis is a hormonal and immune system disease, there are other things besides medication that help the body find its balance.

Adjusting diet by including more fresh vegetables and plenty of fruits as well as vitamins and herbs and reducing caffeine, sugar and aspartame intake are largely beneficial.

Exercising more, and devoting more time to rest aid in the balancing of your system which helps the acupuncture treatments more effectively.

 Acupuncture and Chinese medicine for Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a term given to a disease where tissues that act like the lining of the uterus; the endometrium, grows outside of the uterus. Endometrium like tissue can grow in distant organs, such as the lungs, stomach, intestines etc. These most commonly appears near the reproductive organs. Endometriosis usually occurs in women between the ages of 20 to 50.

Endometriosis is a commonly seen gynecology disease.  The main clinical symptoms are menstruation pain, irregular menstruation, spotting between menstruation, and infertility, etc.

According to the major clinical symptoms, Chinese medicine categorized the endometriosis into dysmenorrhea, infertility, irregular menstruation cycle, menstrual pain and cramping.

In Chinese medicine the main cause of endometriosis usually is that the blood stasis obstructs the uterus, Ren and Chong meridians. The blood stasis is due to deficient organ functions, or Qi and blood impairment, or the invasion of exterior pathogens.

 

Etiology and Pathogenesis:

In Chinese medicine blood stasis is the man syndrome of endometriosis. At the first onset it belongs to excessive type, after a prolonged period, the syndrome becomes a mix of excessive and deficient. Absolute deficient syndromes is hardly seen.

The differentiation of syndromes are according to the onset time, nature and location of the syndromes, the changes of menstrual cycle, quantity, color, texture, etc, to decide the cause.

1.  Qi stagnation and blood stasis:

Emotional factors, such anger, sadness, depression, anxiety, etc, impairs the liver function. Obstructed liver qi and blood cause the blood stasis in the uterus and Ren and Chong meridians.

2.  Coagulation of cold and blood stasis:

Invasion of pathogenic cold in the uterus during menstruation, or after delivery. Such as drinking ice cold water or swimming in cold water, not having enough rest after delivery, or not having the right diet, etc. during the menstruation and post delivery period.

3.  Kidney deficiency and blood stasis:

Constitutionally kidney deficient, or abused sexual life, or frequent pregnancy, or frequent delivery, or frequent or improper abortion damages the kidney yang Qi.  Lack of the nourishment and circulation of kidney yang Qi, blood stasis occurs in the uterus, as well as the Ren and Chong meridians.

4.  Qi deficiency and blood stasis:

Constitutionally the function of spleen and stomach is deficient, or due to chronic emotional stress, or Prolonged chronic illness or severe illness or surgery, depleting Qi and blood, and causing poor circulation of Qi and blood. Without efficient circulation of Qi and blood, the stasis won’t be cleared. The stasis stay in the uterus and Ren and Chong meridians. Chronic conditions also damage the functions of the spleen and stomach. With the deficiency of spleen, the excessive dampness generates and forms phlegm. The combination of damp phlegm and blood stasis, stays and block the functions of uterus, and Ren and Chong meridians.

5.  Heat stagnation and blood stasis:

Constitutionally excessive of Yang Qi, or emotional stress damage the liver function and generate the heat, or invasion of external heat pathogen, or frequent consumption of spicy foods, or side effect of taking medicine;

All the above generates excessive heat inside of the body and thicken the blood, causing stasis and obstruction of the uterus, and Ren and Chong meridians.

 Diagnosis:

1.  In secondary dysmenorrhea conditions, about 40% patients accompanied with infertility.

2.  Lower abdominal pain appears 1 to 2 days before the menstrual cycle. The symptoms increases in severity in the first day of the menstrual cycle, then gradually relieved after the menstruation cycle. The region of pain usually is in the lower abdomen and lumbar area, radiating down to the vagina, perineum, anus and medial side of the legs. Sometimes the menstrual cycle could be earlier or delayed, also increased menorrhea, painful intercourse, spotting between cycles.

3.  Gynecological examination could find retroversion of the uterus, painful hard nodules can be found on the posterior uterine wall and uterosacral ligament Painful cystic mass could be felt beside the uterus.

4.  Ultrasound and peritoneoscopy are the necessary examinations for accurate diagnosis.

 Differentiation of syndromes:

1.  Qi stagnation and blood stasis:

Severe lower abdominal pain during or after menstruation. Color of menstruation is dark with clots. Abdominal pain usually relieved after clots are out.  Tenderness and pain in the breast area, dry mouth and constipation.  Irritability and depressed emotion.  Tongue color is dark with ecchymosis, pulse is taut. 

2.  Coagulation of cold and blood stasis:

Severe lower abdominal pain before or during menstruation.  Pain could be alleviated by heat, stuffiness in chest, tenderness in the breasts, nausea.  Scanty menorrhea, with blood clots.  Menstruation cycle is irregular and spotting occurs between periods.  Difficult to get pregnant, aversion to cold, loose stool, pale, poor circulation with cold extremities.  Tongue color is purplish with white coating, pulse is deep and tight.

3.  Kidney deficiency and blood stasis:

Lower abdominal pain, achy and weak in the low back region during or after the menstruation. Infertility, vertigo, dizziness, tinnitus, fatigue, darker complexion, poor sexual appetite.  Tongue color is dull with white coating, pulse is deep and thin.

 4.   Qi deficiency and blood stasis:

Lower abdominal pain during menstruation, menstruation with dark color and blood clots.  Distended feeling at the anal area, fatigue, poor appetite, diarrhea.  Tongue color is light with white coating, pulse is thin.

5.   Heat stagnation and blood stasis:

Burning pain in lower abdomen, aggravated by pressing, fever, menstruation cycle is shorter, heavy menstruation with thick texture and blood clots, and spotting between the periods.  Irritable, yellowish urine, some constipation. Tongue color is red with yellow coating, pulse is taut and rapid.

Treatment

1.  Qi stagnation and blood stasis:

Treatment Method:  Increasing circulation, regulating Qi, resolving blood stasis and eliminating pain.

Chinese herb treatment:  Ger Xia Zhu Yu Tong, Xiao Yiao San, Dang Gui Wan, etc.

 2.  Coagulation of cold and blood stasis:

Treatment Method:  Warming meridians and collaterals, expelling coldness, resolving stasis and eliminating pain.

Chinese herb treatment:   Shao Fu zhu Yu Tong, Wen Jing Tang, Ton Jing Wan. Dong Guai Si Ni Tang, etc.

 3.  kidney deficiency and blood stasis:

Treatment Method: Tonify the kidney, replenish the body essence, resolve the blood   stasis, regulate the blood flow, and diminish the pain.

Chinese herb treatment:  Gui Shen Wan, Hu Po San, etc.

 4.  Qi deficiency and blood stasis:

Treatment Method:  Replenish the Qi and blood, resolve the stasis and promote the circulation and eliminate the pain.

Chinese herb treatment:  Si Wu Tang, Jing Yu Tang, etc.

 5.  Heat stagnation and blood stasis:

Treatment Method:  Cool the excessive heat, activate blood  circulation, resolve blood stasis, dissipate the pain.

Chinese herb treatment:  Xiao Chai Hu Tang, Ching Jing Si Wu Tang, etc.

 Acupuncture treatment for endometriosis:

Body acupuncture points: Guan Yuan, Qi Hai, Uterus, Zhu San Li, San Yin Jiao, Tai Si, Chern San, Kidney Yu, Her Gu, etc.

 Acupuncture and Chinese herb treatment have helped to resolve the stasis and eliminate the pain for endometriosis.  Especially if patients have the treatments one week before the menstruation cycle, the result of the elimination of the severe symptoms is wonderful. For infertility due to endometriosis, acupuncture and herb treatments are also helpful.

 

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1. South Shepherd Clinic Location:
  2405 South Shepherd @ Westheimer (between Westheimer and Fairview), Houston, TX 77019.
  Tel: 713-529-8332    
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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.713-666-5667
  Click here for the West Holcombe Clinic location map.
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