Questions and Answers - Menstrual pain and discomfort (Dysmenorrhoea)

Herbs that tonify

Tonify Xu, strengthen or supplement body ‘s resistance against Disease.
Cautions: used only in Xu cond & not Xs.

Herbs that tonify Yang

RX: yang xu syndrome, mainly Kid yang Xu, sp & Ht yang xu
S/S: aversion to cold, cold extremeties, soreness & weakness or cold/pain in lumbar or knees, impotence, spermatorrhea, sterility,watery leucorrhea, enuresis
Nature: Warm & dry.  Can injure yin & give rise to fire.
Contra: xs cond. Heat. Yin xu

Name

Function

Taste

Channels

Contraindication

Lu Rong
(Deer antler fur)

replenish Bl & essence
Tonify Kid Yang
Strengthen bones & sinews.

Sweet salty
warm

Lvr
Kid

Overdosing=red eyes, consumption of yin.
Contra for yin xu w hyper yang, heat in bl, xs fire in St, phlegm heat in lu, & febrile Disease

Yin yang Huo

(epimedium)

Tonify Kid & Strengthen Yang
Expel wind & damp
Tonify’s Yin & Yang
(Drying)

Pungent
Sweet warm

Lvr
Kid

Xu yin w xs fire

^Du Zhong   *
(Eucommia Bark)

Tonify Lvr & Kid, Strengthen bones & tendons
Calm fetus, prevent miscarriage
eclampsia

Sweet
warm

Lvr
kid

Xu yin w xs fire

^Xu Dan

(Teasel root)

Tonify lvr & kid
Promote flow of bl
Strengthen bones & sinews
(fixes whats broken) Good 4 trauma
Calm fetus

 

 

 

*   most common.
^   these 2 herbs calm fetus

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