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B2. Dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation)

 
       
  1. 荔枝核香附治疗痛经 (Litch kernel and Xiangfu for painful menstruation)

荔枝核,香附各等份。

Litch kernel, Xiangfu, equal amount.

捣碎研细末,黄酒调服。每次 6 克,每日两次。

Grind the two ingredients into fine powder. Drink it twice a day, 6 gram each time.

本方治疗经前小腹疼痛。

This formula works to stop pain before menstrual circle.


2. 丝瓜络艾叶方治疗痛经 (Sigualuo Aiye Tang for dysmenorrhea)

丝瓜络 20 克,艾叶 12 克,益母草 30 克,红糖 12 克。水煎服。

Sigualuo 20 gram, Aiye 12 gram, Yimucao (Motherwort) 30 gram, brown sugar 12 gram. Cook in water. Drink the water extract.

  Motherwort

也可将艾叶和红糖同煎服。

Alternatively, cook the Aiye and the brown sugar together in water. Drink the water extract.



3. 山楂姜糖汤治疗痛经 (Shanzha Jiang Tang Tang for dysmenorrhea)

焦山楂 12 克,鲜生姜 15 克,红糖 15 克。

Charred Hawthorn 12 gram, Fresh ginger 15 gram, Brown sugar 15 gram.

水煎服。

Cook in water. Drink the water extract.

也可将生姜和红糖一起水煎服。

You can also only cook the fresh ginger and brown sugar in water. Drink the water extract.


4. 向日葵籽山楂汤 (Sunflower seeds and Hawthorn for dysmenorrhea)

向日葵籽(不去皮) 25 克,山楂 50 克。

Sunflower seeds (with the shells) 25 gram, Hawthorn 50 gram.

水煎服。

Cook in water. Drink the water extract.


5. 柴胡白芍汤治疗痛经 (Chaihu Baishao Tang for dysmenorrhea)

柴胡 6 克,白芍 15 克,当归 9 克,郁金 9 克,川芎 9 克。

Chaihu 6 gram, Baishao 15 gram, Danggui 9 gram, Chuanxiong 9 gram.

有炎症者,加败酱草 30 克,银花 12 克,连翘 9 克;有子宫内膜异位症者,加血竭 6 克,制乳香 6 克,制没药 6 克。

If there is inflammation in the pelvic cavity, or in uterus, add Baijiangcao 30 gram, Yinhua 12 gram, and Lianqiao 9 gram; if there is endometriosis, add Xuejie 6 gram, Zhi Ruxiang 6 gram, Zhi Moyao 6 gram.


水煎服。主治痛经伴乳房胀痛,心情抑郁,行经不畅有血块者。

Cook in water. Drink the water extract. It is used to treat dysmenorrhea with bloating and pain in breasts, with depression in emotion, and harsh menstrual bleeding with blood clot.



6. 黄芪当归汤治疗痛经 (Huangqi Danggui Tang for dysmenorrhea)

黄芪 25 克,当归 15 克,白芍 10 克,川芎 5 克,炮姜 5 克,艾叶 5 克。

Huangqi 25 gram, Danggui 15 gram, Baishao 10 gram, Chuanxiong 5 gram, Paojiang 5 grma, Aiye 5 gram.

水煎服。适用于虚症痛经,伴心慌头晕,月经量少,稀薄,色淡者。

Cook in water. Drink the water extract. This formula works for patients with painful menstruation with dizziness, pulpitation, light menstrual blood, which is thin and light in color too.


7. 芹菜大戟治疗痛经 (Celery and Daji for painful menstruation)

干芹菜 30 克,大戟 15 克。

Dried celeray 30 gram (if use fresh celery, use 60 gram),  Daji 15 gram.

水煎服。

Cook in water. Drink the water extract.



8. 荔枝核茴香苏木酒治疗痛经 (Litch kernel, Xiaohuixiang, Sumu for painful menstruation)

荔枝核 200 克,小茴香 100 克,苏木 100 克,白酒 1 瓶。

Litch kernel 200 gram, Xiaohuixiang 100 gram, Sumu 100 gram, Liquor 500 ml.

将荔枝核砸碎,连壳与小茴香,苏木放入酒中。二十天后可饮用。每次饮一杯(约 50 毫升)。治疗经前疼痛明显者。

Grind into break the Litch kernel. Add it together with Xiaohuixiang and Sumu into the liquor. Store for 20 days before use. Drink the herbal liquor, one small cup each time (about 50 ml), twice a day. This formula is used when the abdomen is very painful before menstrual circle.

9. 活血止痛汤治疗痛经 (Huoxue Zhitong Tang for painful menstruation)

制香附 15 克,当归 15 克,元胡 10 克,肉桂 6 克。

Zhi Xiangfu 15 gram, Danggui 15 gram, Yuanhu 10 gram, Rougui 6 gram.

经行不畅,或量少有瘀血者加丹参 15 克。

If the menstrual bleeding is harsh, or if the blood is light in volume and it is with blood clot, add herb Dangsheng 15 gram.

水煎服。月经来时开始服。连服数日。

Cook in water. Drink the water extract when the circle starts. Continue for several days.

 

10. 脐痛舒治疗痛经 (Qitong Shu for painful menstrual circle)

山楂 100 克,葛根 25 克,甘草 15 克,白芍 150 克,乳香 15 克,没药 15 克,鸡血藤 30 克,冰片 3 克。

Shanzha 100 gram, Gegen 25 gram, Gancao 15 gram, Baishao 150 gram, Ruxiang 15 gram, Moyao 15 gram, Jixueteng 30 gram, Binpian 3 gram.

研细末,用黄酒或醋调成糊状,敷与肚脐。月经来潮前两天开始敷用。

Grind the ingredients into fine powder. Add cooking wine or vinegar in to make the mixture into mud form. Apply the mud on to the naval. Seal it with medical tape. Start to use the application two days before the menstrual circle.

 

11. 丹参酒治疗痛经 (Dansheng Jiu for painful menstrual circle)

丹参 100 克,烧酒 500 毫升

Dansheng 100 gram, Liquor 500 ml

将丹参泡于酒内二十天后即可饮用。每次饮约30 到 50 毫升。月经来潮前饮用。

Add the Dansheng into the liquor. Store for 20 days. Before the menstrual circle, drink the herbal liquor, 30 to 50 ml each time, once or twice a day.


12. 痛经膏 (Tongjing Gao for painful menstrual circle)

当归 50 克,吴茱萸 50 克,乳香 50 克,没药 50 克,肉桂 50 克,细辛 50 克。樟脑 3 克。

Danggui 50 gram, Wuzhuyu 50 gram, Ruxiang 50 gram, Moyao 50 gram, Xixin 50 gram, Zhangnao 3 gram.

将当归,吴茱萸,肉桂和细辛水煎,浓缩成糊状。将乳香和没药用 95%酒精浸泡,烘干研细末,再加上浓缩药液和樟脑混匀备用。用时,用黄酒将混合物调成糊状,敷于肚脐内。胶布固定。药干后再调换一次。每天一次。经行三天后停止。

Cook the Danggui, Wuzhuyu, Rougui and Xixin in water. Condense it into mud form. Add Ruxiang and Moyao into 95% alcohol. Add the herb mud, as well as the Zhangnao in the Ruxiang-Moyao mixture. Mix them well. Add little cooking wine to make the mixture into mud form. Apply it into the naval, seal it with medical tape. Change it everyday. Stop the application three days after the start of the circle.


13. 乳没散外敷脐部治疗痛经 (Ru Mo San for painful menstrual circle)

乳香,没药各等份。研细末,加水调成糊状,敷于脐部,胶布固定。

Take Ruxiang and Moyao, equal amount. Grind into fine powder. Add water to make it into mud form. Apply it on to the naval. Seal it with medical tape.


 

14. 活血止痛膏 (Huoxue Zhitong Gao for dysmenorrhea)

当归 9 克,川芎 9 克,制香附 9 克,蒲黄 9 克,赤芍 9 克,桃仁 9 克,元胡 12 克,肉桂 12 克,琥珀 1.5 克。

Danggui 9 gram, Chuangxiong 9 gram, Zhi Xiangfu 9 gram, Puhuang 9 gram, Chishao 9 gram, Taoren 9 gram, Yuanhu 12 gram, Rougui 12 gram, Hupo 1.5 gram.

研细末,用 30% 酒精调成糊状,敷于肚脐,外用纱布胶布固定。每日换药一次。治疗痛经。

Grind the herbs into fine powder. Add 30% alcohol to make it into mud form Apply it onto the naval. Seal with medical tape. Change it every day. This formula works for painful menstruation.

 

15. 十四痛经膏 (Shizi Tongjing Gao for painful menstruation)

益母草 30 克,丹参 30 克,桃仁 30 克,红花 30 克,丹皮 30 克,木通 30 克,当归 30 克,川芎 30 克,木香 30 克,香附 30 克,小茴香 30 克,蒲公英 30 克,元胡 15 克,冰片 2 克。

Yimucao 30 gram, Dansheng 30 gram, Taoren 30 gram, Honghua 30 gram, Danpi 30 gram, Mutong 30 gram, Danggui 30 gram, Chuanxiong 30 gram, Muxiang 30 gram, Xiangfu 30 gram, Xiaohuixiang 30 gram, Pugongyin 30 gram, Huanhu 15 gram, Pinbian 2 gram.

研细末,用醋调成糊状,敷于肚脐及关元穴上,外用纱布胶布固定。每日换药一次。治疗痛经。

Grind the herbs into fine powder. Add vinegar to make it into mud form Apply it onto the naval and Guanyuan point in the lower abdomen. Seal with medical tape. Change it every day. This formula works for painful menstruation.

 

16. 蒲黄五灵脂 (Puhuang Wulingzhi for painful menstruation)

蒲黄 6 克,五灵脂 10 克。水煎服。

Puhuang 6 gram, Wulingzhi 10 gram. Cook in water, drink the water extract.

 

17. 食盐姜葱热敷法 (Salt, ginger and leek hot-application)

食盐 250 克,葱白 250 克,生姜 120 克 (切碎)。共炒热,装入袋中,热敷下腹部。凉后再炒再敷。

Table salt 250 gram, Leeks 250 gram, fresh ginger (chop into slides) 120 gram. Fry in pot to bring to warm. Add them into a bag. Apply the warm bag on the lower abdomen. Fry it and apply it again when it turns cold.

 

18. 益母草治疗痛经 (Yimocao for painful menstruation)

益母草 30 克。 研细末。黄酒送服。连服两到三次。

Yimucao (motherwort) 30 gram. Grind into powder. Drink the powder with help by cooking wine for swallow. Continue for two to three times.

 

19. 肉桂三棱莪术汤 (Rougui Sanlen Ezhu Fang for painful menstruation)

肉桂 12 克,三棱 12 克,莪术 12 克,红花12 克,当归 12 克,五灵脂 12 克,元胡 12 克,丹参 30 克,木香 10 克。

将上药制成冲剂。分两次服。经前两天开始服,经后三天停止服。连服三个月经周期。

Cook in water. Collect the water extract. Dry it and grind into powder. Drink half of the powder in the morning and half in the afternoon. Start the drink two days before the circle, and stop the drink three days after the circle. Continue for three menstrual circles.

 

20. 元胡白芍香附汤 (Yuanhu Baishao Xiangfu Tang for painful menstruation)

元胡 10 克,白芍 10 克,香附 10 克,甘草 3 克。

Yuanhu 10 gram, Baishao 10 gram, Xiangfu 10 gram, Gancao 3 gram.

水煎服。每日一剂。连服三天。治疗室女痛经。

Cook in water. Drink the water extract. This is one-day dose. Continue for three days. This formula is used for painful circle in no-married girl (no sexual experience yet).

 

21. 当归附子艾叶汤 (Danggui Fuzi Aiye Tang for dysmenorrhea)

当归 12 克,附子 9 克,艾叶 6 克,山楂 12 克。

Danggui 12 gram, Fuzi 9 gram, Aiye 6 gram, Shanzha 12 gram.

水煎服。治疗寒湿性痛经。

Cook in water. Drink the water extract.  This formula is used for dysmenorrhea of Cold-dampness body.

 

22. 香附橘红粉 (Xiangfu Juhong Fen)

炒香附 120 克,橘红 60 克,茯苓 30 克,炙甘草 30 克。

Chao Xiangfu 120 gram, Juhong 60 gram, Fuling 30 gram, Zhi Gancao 30 gram.

研细末。每服 6 克。日三次。

Grind into powder. Drink 6 gram each time, three times a day.

 

23. 山楂巴戟天汤 (Shanzha Bajitian Tang for dysmenorrhea)

山楂 20 克,巴戟天 15 克,香附 15 克,当归 15 克,熟地 15 克,柴胡 12 克,白芍 12 克,郁金 9 克,丹参 15 克。

Shanzha (Hawthorn) 20 gram, Bajitian 15 gram, Xiangfu 15 gram, Danggui 15 gram, Shoudi 15 gram, Chaihu 12 gram, Baishao 12 gram, Yujing 9 gram, Dansheng 15 gram.

水煎服。经前一周开始服。经后继续服肾气丸。

Cook in water. Drink the water extract。Start the drink one week before the circle, until the circle stops. After the circle, continue take Shenqi Wan (pill).

本方治疗室女痛经。

This formula is used for no-married girl (no sex experience yet) with painful menstruation.

 

24. 当归川楝子方 (Danggui Chuanliangzi Fang)

当归 10 克,炒川楝子 10 克,醋元胡 10 克,炒小茴香 10 克,川芎 6 克,乌药 6 克,益母草 30 克,炒白芍 30 克,甘草 6 克。

Danggui 10 gram, Chao Chuanglianzi 10 gram, Chu Yuanhu 10 gram, Chao Xiaohuixiang 10 gram, Chuanxiong 6 gram, Wuyao 6 gram, Yimocao 30 gram, Chao Baishao 30 gram, Gancao 6 gram.

经前痛者,加青皮 6 克;经期痛者,加炮姜 6 克;经后痛者加党参 15 克,熟地 15 克。

If the pain is mostly before the circle, add Qinpi 6 gram, if it is mostly during the circle, add Paojiang 6 gram; if it is mostly after the circle, add Dangsheng 15 gram and Shoudi 15 gram.

水煎服。经前3-5天开始服。连服1 - 3 个月经周期。主治室女痛经。

Cook in water. Drink the water extract. Start the therapy 3 - 5 days before the circle. Continue for one to three circles. This formula is used for no-married girl (no sex experience yet) with painful menstruation.

 

25. 五灵脂郁金外敷 (Wulingzhi Yujing application)

五灵脂 250 克,郁金 250 克,冰片 1 克。

Wulingzhi 250 gram, Yujing 250 gram, Bingpian 1 gram.

研细末,用白酒调成糊状。敷于关元和中极穴位上。月经前三到五天开始敷。月经来潮后二到三天如果无痛则可停止敷。

Grind the ingredients into fine powder. Add liquor to make it into mud form. Apply in on to the Guanyuan and Zhongji points on the lower abdomen. Start the application 3 to 5 days before the circle, and it can be stopped 2 to 3 days after the circle comes and if there is no any pain.

 

26. 丹参元胡汤 (Dangsheng Yuanhu Tang for painful menstruation)

丹参 15 克,元胡 9 克。

Dangsheng 15 gram, Yuanhu 9 gram.

水煎,经前 4-5天开始服。连服一周。

Cook in water. Drink the water extract four to five days before the menstruation. Continue the therapy for one week.

 

 

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