Premenstrual Mood Disorder
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the therapies mainly fall under the three groups:
The syndromes and treatments are as follows:
I. Qi and blood deficient
gan mai da zao tang with added ingredients (Source: Jin Gui Yao Lue 金櫃要略)
Boil with water and simmer for about 25 minutes.
Make into 3 servings. Take one prescription per day.
Prescription: long dan xie gan tang (source: yi zhong jin jian)
Boil with water. One prescription a day, made
into two or three servings.
Stop taking when symptoms subside. Do not take
it for a long time.
Prescription: xiao chai hu tang with added ingredients
dan pi 11 g.
Boil with water. Make into 3 servings. Take one prescription a day.
Note: After Zhang Zi He, a Chinese doctor of the Yuan dynasty, declared that all cases of mood disorder were caused by phlegm, most of the medical texts from that time to the present day follow this hypothesis. Studies using a large number of patients have been done under controlled environments and the results show that treatment using phlegm removing methods failed to solve the problem.
Warning: The formula, long dan xie gan tang, can be toxic to the kidneys because of the herb mu tong. There are different varieties of mu tong in the market. Before the Qing dynasty, however, it was not toxic because mu tong was derived from either the plant of Akebia guinata or the plant Akebia lobata. Today, ninety five percent of mu tong used in China is from the stem of Aristolochia debilis, called guan mu tong (關 木 通), a toxic plant usually grown in the northeastern provinces of China, formally called Manchuria. Only rarely in a few localities in China, is mu tong obtained from Akebia guinata or Akebia lobata being used. Many cases of kidney failure have been reported in the China from taking this formula.Today in China, all manufactured formulae that contain guan mu tong (aristolochia debilis) are being banned because of the toxicity to the kidneys.
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Last update: May 9, 2011; 1:20 a.m. LAH