Clinical Manifestations
  • Around the period the breasts feel tender, sore, distended, or have itchy pain in the nipples
  • Differentiate between tenderness, tumor or cyst.
  • Tumor:
    Generally has an inverted nipple
    Breast skin looks like an orange peel
    The areola border is not clear.
  • Cyst:
    Can be big or small
    Changes with the cycle hormone levels
    May be many
    T they are fluid filled sacs
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Clinical Manifestations
  • Premenstrual tenderness
  • Itchy
  • Distended
  • Hypochondriac pain and distention
  • Alternating fever and chills
  • Depression
  • Easily angered
  • Chest fullness
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Fidgeting
  • Abdominal pain and cramps
  • Breast distention and pain
  • Irritability
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Amenorrhea
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Wiry or Tight
Treatment Principle
  • Soothe the Liver
  • Relieve Stagnation
Herb Formulas
Clinical Manifestations
  • Tenderness in last few days of menstruation
  • Facial complexion pale and sallow
  • Both cheeks slightly red
  • Dizziness
  • Dry eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Spots before the eyes
  • Numbness of limbs
  • Flaccid paralysis (Wei syndrome), weakness
  • Tinnitus, deafness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Low back and knees sore and painful
  • Throat dry and painful
  • Five sole heat
  • Low-grade fever
  • Night sweats
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Stools difficult to pass
  • Constipation
  • Irregular menses or
  • Scanty menses or
  • Amenorrhea
  • Vaginal discharge
  • T: Red
  • C: None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Liver and Kidney Yin
Herb Formulas