To observe the clinical curative effect of comprehensive traditional Chinese medical therapy on patients with dysmenorrhea and acne
All 15 patients with dysmenorrhea and acne received traditional Chinese medical treatment on the first and the third day of menstruation for three months, making a total of six treatments each.
Treatment method: two acupoints (DU3, DU4) at the DU meridian received acupuncture with heated needles; six acupoints at the lower torso of the bladder meridian (BL32, BL36, GB30) received acupuncture with heated needles plus pricking and cupping; six acupoints at the upper torso of the bladder meridian (BL13, BL15, BL18) received pricking and cupping. Acupuncture was carried out at seven median acupoints (DU 20, EX-HN3, RN22, RN17, RN14, RN12, RN6); eight acupoints for the uterus (RN4, RN3, EX-CA1, ST28, ST29); four acupoints for the Chong and REN meridians (LU7, SP4); four acupoints for the spleen and stomach meridians (SP9, ST36); six acupoints for essence and blood (KI3, SP6, SP10); six acupoints for soothing the liver (LR3, SJ5, GB41) and four acupoints for regulation of the mind (PC7, HT7). Moxibustion was applied on acupoint RN4. Dr Song’s herbal acne cream was prescribed to be applied to the face twice daily.
12 cases were cured and three cases were effective. The total effective rate was 100%.
Acupuncture at DU3 and DU4 by heated needle can give the uterus warm energy and more energy to the whole body.
Acupuncture at BL32, BL36 and GB30 by heated needle plus pricking and cupping can drive cold feeling away and take metabolic waste out of blood capillaries. Pricking and cupping at BL13, BL15 and BL18 can drive away all uncomfortable feelings such as hot, wet and stress and remove metabolic waste from the body. Acupuncture at DU20, EX-HN3, RN22, RN17, RN14, RN12 and RN6 guide heat from the head down to the lower abdomen, to give the uterus warm energy. Acupuncture at RN4, RN3, EX-CA1, ST28 and ST29 and Moxibustion at acupoint RN4 can warm the uterus, give the body strong energy and good blood circulation and remove cold water and stasis blood from the uterus and bladder. Acupuncture at LU7 and SP4 can give nourishment to the Chong and REN meridians which connect to the uterus. Acupuncture at SP9 and ST36 makes energy circulate smoothly inside the body. Acupuncture at KI3, SP6 and SP10 improves essence and blood circulation inside the uterus and ovaries. Acupuncture at LR3, SJ5 and GB41 can make the patient happy and reduces stress. Acupuncture at PC7 and HT7 can make the patient sleep well, relax and have good blood circulation.
These Chinese medical treatments achieve health-improving results by way of detoxification, channel stasis and improvements in energy. Energy and blood circulates smoothly inside the body, no cold or wet stays in the uterus and ovaries and no hot wet stasis stays inside the skin, then dysmenorrhea and acne dismiss. Dr Song’s herbal acne cream applied to the face helps in acne recovery by taking the hot wet stasis away and promoting good blood circulation in the face.
Dysmenorrhea and acne. Good circulation of energy and blood. Heated needle. Pricking and cupping. Acupuncture. Moxibustion. Dr Song’s herbal acne cream