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Lower abdm. pain during or before; breast and abdm. distention; hesitant start; dark blood, no clots; PMS tension, irritability
T: normal, slightly red on sides; pale if blood deficient
P: Choppy or wiry

STAGNATION OF QI

2

Intense stabbing pain before or during; dark blood, large clots; mental restlessness; pain relieved by passing clots
T: Purple
P: Wiry

BLOOD STASIS

3

Lower abdm. pain before of after; pain central, relieved by heat; scanty, bright red blood, small dark clots; feeling cold; sore back
T: pale-bluish or bluish-purple
P: deep and choppy, or deep and wiry

STAGNATION OF COLD

4

Hypogastric pain before, sometimes mid-cycle, burning sensation extending to sacrum, feeling of heat; red blood, small clots; vaginal discharge; scanty, dark urine; thirst; mental restlessness
T: red, sticky yellow coat
P: slippery

DAMP HEAT

5

Abdm. Pain before or during; dark blood; heavy period; irritability, outbursts of anger; thirst; feeling heat; dry stools.
T: red with yellow coat, redder on sides
P: rapid, wiry

STAGNANT LIVER QI into HEAT

6

Dull hypogastric pain at end or after; dragging sensation in lower abdm.; pressure, massage better; scanty bleeding; pale complexion; tired; slight dizzy; loose stools
T: pale
P: choppy

Qi and BLOOD DEFICIENCY

7

Dull abdm. pain; scanty, pale blood; pressure, heat better; dull h/a; blurred vision; feeling cold; depression; dizzy
T: pale and swollen
P: fine and deep

YANG and BLOOD DEFICIENCY

8

Dull hypogastric pain end or after; sore back; dizzy; scanty bleeding; pressure and massage better; tinnitus; blurred vision; exhaustion;
T: red without coat
P: floating, empty

KIDNEY and LIVER YIN DEFICIENCY

9

What is the minimum number of treatments to regulate the menstrual cycle?

Treatment will take a minimum of 3 menstrual cycles to regulate the cycle completely. Phlegm Fire Harassing Upwards takes the longest to treat

10

PMS
Abdm. and breast distention before; irritability; clumsiness, moodiness, depression; hypochondrial pain, distention;
T: normal; in chronic cases: sides may be red
P: Wiry all over, or only on left

LIVER QI STAGNATION

11

Agitation, depression, slightly manic behavior; aggressiveness; feeling of oppression of the chest; red face; blood-shot eyes
T: red with a sticky yellow coat
P: overflowing, slippery, rapid

PHLEGM FIRE HARASSING UPWARD

12

Depression and weepiness before; slight abdm and breast distention; scanty periods; tired; poor memory; poor sleep; slight dizziness and a dull pale complexion
T: Pale, may be only on sides
P: choppy or fine, may be slightly wiry on left

LIVER BLOOD DEFICIENCY

13

Slight breast distention, irritability before and sometimes after; sore back and knees; dizzy; blurred vision; poor memory; insomnia; dry eyes and throat; 5 palm heat
T: red without coating
P: floating, empty

LIVER and KIDNEY YIN DEFICIENCY

14

Slight premenstrual tension with depression and weeping; slight abdm. and breast distention; tired; sore back; feeling cold; frequent pale urination; low sexual desire;
T: pale and swollen
P: deep and weak

SPLEEN and KIDNEY YANG DEFICIENCY