WOMEN'S RELIEF -PMS Menstrual Pain -Herbal Medicine

WOMEN'S RELIEF -PMS Menstrual Pain -Herbal Medicine



  • Alleviates Menstrual Pain
  • Invigorates the Blood
  • Warms the Uterus
  • Stops Excess Bleeding
  • Endometriosis & Masses
  • Breaks Up Stagnation
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We have created modern versions of Classic Chinese Herbal Formulas used effectively to treat disease for hundreds of years. Through scientific research and clinical experience, these herbal formulas have been found to be effective yet gentle with few to no side effects unlike western pharmaceuticals. We welcome questions and are available for herbal consults, or see your local acupuncturist.

"Women's Relief" -What It Is:  Menstrual Pain during menses
Powerful herbs like Tao Ren, Xiang Fu, Hong Hua, Ai Ye and Pu Huang in this formula address the “Branches” of PMS & Menstrual related issues such as pain, irritability bloating, breast tenderness and clots by moving the blood, breaking up stagnation, warming the uterus and stopping pain. 
The “Root” issue is Liver Qi Stagnation preventing the spleen from turning food into Essence, leading to a deficiency of blood and qi (energy). These deficiencies affect mood and create stagnation in the meridians causing pain.
We recommend using Women's Relief with “Women’s Harmony” to treat the Root issue.

What It Does:
This formula is used to treat Cramps, Dysmenorrhea, Abdominal Pain, Breast Tenderness and Excess Bleeding during menstruation.

Hormonal imbalances are the cause of most menstrual issues. We recommend using "Women's Harmony twenty-five days of the month to balance hormones.
Then, during the 4-6 days of PMS & menstruation, stop using "Women's Harmony" and start "Women's Relief" to address symptoms of pain directly and forcefully. 
Restart "Women's Harmony when menstruation flow ends.

Dosage based on body weight. Most effective when used with weekly Acupuncture.

Body Weight      Daily Total
100-140 lbs       4 Caps 3x day
140-170 lbs       5 Caps 3x day
170-210 lbs       6 Caps 3x day
210-250 lbs      7 Caps 3x day
Over 250 lbs     8 Caps 3x day

Women’s Harmony is manufactured in a GMP licensed facility registered and regulated by the FDA in the United States. It is formulated by the experts in herbology and acupuncture in Beverly Hills, California.

Tao Ren, Xiang Fu, Hong Hua, Ai Ye, Dang Gui, Pu Huang, Chi Shao Yao, Wu Ling Zhi, Mo Yao, Rou Gui, Chuan Xiong, Yan Hu Suo, Xiao Hui Xiang, Gan Jiang

Tao Ren (Semen Persicae):
Tao Ren (Semen Persicae) is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine to activate blood circulation and eliminate blood stasis. Bitter in taste, with nourishing properties, Tao Ren is commonly used to treat menstrual pain, amenorrhea and postpartum abdominal pain. Entering and invigorating blood through the Heart and Liver channels, this bitter herb can also be used to treat traumatic injuries and related symptoms caused by blood stagnation.

Research: In one study, administration of Tao Ren showed anti-inflammatory effects on mice suffering from arthritis. [1]
Channels: Heart, Large Intestine, Liver, Lung
Temperature: Neutral
Taste: Bitter
Zhong Yao Tong Bao (Journal of Chinese Herbology), 1986; 11(11):37

Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi Rotundi):
According to traditional Chinese medicine, Liver Qi stagnation is the root of menstrual issues. Sweet and slightly warm, Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi Rotundi) is considered one of the most important herbs for treatment of gynecological disorders. Harmonizing in nature, this herb soothes the liver and regulates the Qi, helping patients fight cramps, abdominal fullness and irregular menstruations. Xiang Fu is also used to regulate the Qi in the blood level and to help generate blood. Due to its unique traits, it is a common
Natural Menstrual Remedy for menstrual disorders and pre-menstrual syndrome.

Research: In one study conducted by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, researchers found that Xiang Fu is a good analgesic. [1]
Channels: Liver, Spleen
Temperature: Slightly warm
Taste: Spicy, slightly sweet
Zhong Yao Cai. 2011 Aug;34(8):1225-9.

Hong Hua (Flos Carthami):
A common herb in traditional Chinese medicine, Hong Hua (Flos Carthami) is primarily used to nourish the blood and dispel stasis. This plant can nourish the blood and promote menstruation as well as remove blood stasis, relieving menstrual pain. Used to treat symptoms like amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, abdominal pain from blood stasis or postpartum dizziness.

Research: Studies on mice have shown that Hong Hua has a sedative effect on the central nervous system. [1]
Channels: Heart, Liver
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Acrid
Zhong Gao Yao (Chinese Herbal Medicine), 1984; 15(5):21

Ai Ye (Folium Artemsiae Argyi):
Warm in nature, with a poignant flavor, Ai Ye (Folium Artemsiae Argyi) can dispel cold, warm Qi and nourish the blood. It is commonly used to treat a variety of bleeding disorders, especially ones caused by deficiency and cold. Calming in nature, Ai Ye warms the Spleen, Liver and Kidney channels, dispels cold and dampness, alleviates pain and regulates menstruations. Ai Ye is recommended for treating profuse menstrual bleeding, excessive loss of blood or unstable pregnancy with vaginal bleeding.

Research: According to one report, 45 pregnant women with profuse uterine bleeding were treated with good results with an herbal formula containing Ai Ye. [1]
Channels: Spleen, Liver, Kidney
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Bitter, acrid
He Bei Zhong Yi Za Zhi (Hebei journal of Chinese Medicine), 1985; 5:31

Dang Gui (Radicis Angelicae Sinensis):
Dang Gui (Radicis Angelicae Sinensis) is a traditional Chinese herb used to treat and eliminate menopausal symptoms, menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome. According to ancient Chinese medicine, blood deficiency and stagnation often lead to hot flashes, irritability, flushed cheeks, fatigue and palpitations, all common symptoms of peri-menstrual and menstrual women. Dang Gui nourishes the Qi energy and invigorates blood production and is an excellent remedy for cold-type blood deficient patients.

Research: According to one study, 112 patients suffering from menstrual patients showed signs of relief after 20 days of treatment with Dang Gui. [1]
Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Sweet, Acrid
[1] Lan Zho11 Yi Xue Y11a11 Xue Bao (journal of Lanzhou University of Medicine), 1988; I :36

Pu Huang (Pollen Typhae):
Also known as cattails or bulrush, Pu Huang (Pollen Typhae) is used in traditional Chinese medicine to stop bleeding and dispel blood stasis. The unique characteristic of this sweet and neutral plant is that it can both promote blood circulation and resolve blood stasis. Pu Huang is used to treat various bleeding disorders caused by heat or cold. Clinical applications include uterine bleeding, epistaxis, hemoptysis, hematemesis, hematuria and profuse menstrual bleeding.

Research: Laboratory studies have shown that administration of water or alcohol extracts of Pu Huang in rabbits reduced bleeding time. [1]
Channels: Liver, Pericardium
Temperature: Neutral
Taste: Sweet
Zhong Yao Da Ci Dien (Dictionary of Chinese Herbs), 1977; 2457

Chi Shao Yao (Radix Paeoniae Rubrae):
Slightly cold in nature and with an acute bitter taste, Chi Shao Yao (Radix Paeoniae Rubrae) acts on the liver channel, invigorating the Blood and removing Blood stasis. Blood stagnation in the uterus can lead to amenorrhea or dysmenorrhea with blood clots. Chi Shao Yao is a great herb that can treat the cause of menopause symptoms. Covering the liver channel, Chi Shao Yao eliminates liver disturbances, which can lead to Qi and blood stagnation. Chi Shao Yao can also be used to treat bruises and to reduce swelling from sores and abscesses.

Research: Chi ShaoYao has been shown to effectively treat coronary artery disease. In a study, 125 patients suffering from coronary artery disease were treated with satisfactory results with this herb formula.
Channels: Liver
Temperature: Cool
Taste: Bitter
Zhong ]i Yi Kan (Medium Medical journal), 1984; 9:49

Wu Ling Zhi (Excrementum Trogopteri seu Pteromi):
Wu Ling Zhi (Excrementum Trogopteri seu Pteromi), has long been used to treat bleeding disorders caused by blood stasis, such as menstrual cramps, profuse menstrual bleeding, or postpartum abdominal pain. Warm in nature, with a bitter taste, Wu Ling Zhi enters the blood levels and promotes a normal flow, forcing the blood outwards. Wu Ling Zhi can also be used to treat chest and epigastric pain arising from blood stasis.

Research: According to one study, patients with infertility due to endometrial hyperplasia were treated with promising results with Wu Ling Zhi.
Channels: Liver
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Bitter
Zhe jinng Zhong Yi Za Zhi (Zhejiang journal of Chinese Medicine), 1985; 9(4):24

Mo Yao (Myrrha):
Mo Yao (Myrrha) or myrrh has been long used across different cultures. In traditional Chinese medicine, Mo Yao has been used to treat disorders caused by blood stasis.
Bitter in taste, Mo Yao promotes blood circulation and relieves pain. It is often used in combination with Ru Xiang (Gummi Olibanum) to treat a large variety of aches and pains, such as amenorrhea, menstrual pain and cramps.

Research: Studies have shown that herb formulas containing Mo Yao and Ru Xiang have analgesic properties, relieving sharp pain. [1]
Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
Temperature: Neutral
Taste: Bitter
Zhollg Yao X11e (Chinese Herbology), 1998; 54 1:542

Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi):
Also known as dried cinnamon bark, Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi) is commonly used reinforce fire and treat Kidney yang deficiencies. Disorders caused by Kidney yang deficiency are characterized by intolerance to cold, cold extremities, weakness and soreness of low back and knees. Hot in temperature, with a sweet and acrid taste, Rou Gui can also activate blood to resolve stasis. It is usually combined with other blood activating herbs to treat symptoms such as menstrual pain or profuse bleeding.

Research: Studies have shown that essential oil of Rou Gui have sedative and analgesic effects on rats. [1]
Channels: Heart, Kidney, Liver, Spleen
Temperature: Hot
Taste: Acrid, Sweet
Zhi Wu Yao You Xiao Cheng Fen Shou Ce (Manual of Plant

Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong):
A popular herb in traditional Chinese medicine, Chaun Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong) has been used since ancient times to activate the Qi and nourish the blood. Due to its excellent ascending, descending and dispersing functions, Chuan Xiong can reach every part of the body, being a valuable component in many herb formulas. Chuan Xiong can also be used to treat irregular menstruations, dysmenorrhea and pain caused by blood and Qi stagnation. Chuan Xiong can also dilate blood vessels to increase blood circulation to the coronary arteries and decrease oxygen consumption by the cardiac muscle.

Research: In one study, 112 patients with menstrual pain were successfully treated with essential oil of Dang Gui. [1]
Channels: Liver, Gallbladder, Pericardium
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Acrid
Lan Zho11 Yi Xue Y11a11 Xue Bao (journal of Lanzhou University of Medicine), 1988; I :36

Yan Hu Suo (Rhizoma Corydalis):
According to traditional Chinese medicine, where there is pain, there is stagnation. Warm in nature, with an acrid taste, Yan Hu Suo (Rhizoma Corydalis) activates the blood and moves the qi to treat various gynecological pain, such as amenorrhea or menstrual pain.

Research: According to one report, extracts of Yan Hu Suo have been demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory effects on rats. [1]
Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Acrid
Bioi Pharm Bull, 1994:Feb; 17(2):262-5

Xiao Hui Xiang (Fructus Foeniculi):
Warm in nature, with an acrid taste, Xia Hui Xiang (Fructus Foeniculi) warms the Kidney, alleviating soreness and lower back pain. Xia Hui Xiang can also treat qi stagnation, characterized by bloating pain in different parts of the abdomen, lack of appetite or abdominal fullness. When combined with blood activating and nourishing herbs, Xiao Hui Xiang promotes blood circulation and regulates menstruations.

Channels: Liver, Kidney, Spleen, Stomach
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Acrid

Gan Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis):
Gan Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis) also known as dried ginger root has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to induce heat and expel pathogenic cold. Gan Jiang warms the Heart, Lung, Spleen and Stomach channels and treats various kinds of bleedings. Due to its hot properties, this acrid herb can be used to treat and eliminate abnormal menstrual bleeding and irregular menstruation. Gan Jiang can also be used to treat the sensation of heaviness, coldness and pain in the back and lower body.
Channels: Heart, Lung, Spleen, Stomach
Temperature: Hot
Taste: Acrid