Classic Chinese Formulae
The following are classical Chinese formulae with the corresponding Women's Treasure® formula.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Chinese Medicine (Second Edition) by Giovanni Maciocia®
Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Chinese Medicine is a complete and detailed textbook of this speciality field with a focus on the diagnosis and treatment using acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
Giovanni bases his exposition on modern and ancient Chinese books, integrated with his long clinical experience. Many new approaches are discussed throughout the book, for example the simultaneous deficiency of both Kidney-Yin and Kidney-Yang in women, the peculiar aetiological factors applying to women, and the effect of sexual activity in gynaecological complaints.
The book deals with the diagnosis and treatment of women's gynaecological and obstetric disorders including endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome.
Women's Treasure® Formulae and The Four Phases
- Maximum of Yang (at onset)
- Yang decreases rapidly
- Qi and Blood moving downwards
- Activity centred on central abdomen (Xiao Fu)
- Transformation from Yang to Yin
- Under influence of Heart for discharge of menstrual blood
- Clinical principle: invigorate Blood
- Blood and Yin relatively empty
- Yin beginning to grow
- Crossroads of Yin and Yang
- Important phase to establish good menstrual cycle
- Clinical principle: nourish Blood, tonify the Kidneys
- Chong, Ren and Du in full activity to promote ovulation
- Yang beginning to rise
- Yin at its maximum
- Transparent secretion Beginning of upward movement of Qi and Blood, often with Heat
- Physiological activity in lateral abdomen (Shao Fu)
- Clinical principle: tonify the Kidneys, strengthen Chong and Ren, tonify the Spleen, resolve Dampness
- Yang rising rapidly and approaching maximum
- Qi moves
- Yang gives warmth to Uterus to eliminate Yin pathogenic factors (Blood stasis, Cold. Phlegm)
- Clinical principle: move Qi, warm the Uterus, invigorate Blood