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A Review for Integrating Western and Chinese Medicines in Primary Dysmenorrhea

Submission: September 16, 2018; Published: November 15, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/ABB.2018.02.000528

ISSN 2640-9275
Volume2 Issue1


The theories of Ying-Yang, Zang-Fu, the Five Elements and pattern identification in the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are unique and different from those theories of the Western medicine. Qi stagnation and Blood deficiency can block the channels to cause pain in menstruation. Issues like processing of Chinese herbs, side effects and interactions of TCM herbs and Wester medications need considerations in the integration of these two medicines.

Keywords:Dysmenorrhea; NSAIDs; Blood stasis; Anemia

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