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Common traditional Chinese medicinal herbs for dysmenorrhea.
Phytother Res 2006; 20(10):819-24PR

Abstract

Dysmenorrhea is painful menstrual cramps, which negatively impacts the quality of life of those diagnosed. The paper reviews traditional Chinese medicine's treatment of dysmenorrhea through the use of combination-herbal-formula therapeutics. These herbal treatments are effective for dysmenorrhea with minimal side effects. Pharmacological studies suggest Chinese herbal dysmenorrhea therapies likely decrease prostaglandin levels, modulate nitric oxide, increase plasma beta-endorphin (beta-EP) levels, block calcium-channels and improve microcirculation. Conventional therapy for dysmenorrhea, which usually includes non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), provides symptomatic relief but has increasing adverse effects with long-term use. Therefore, Chinese herbal medicines, including simple herbal and combination formulas, are perhaps the ideal therapeutics of choice.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The School of Pharmacy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. Weijia@sjtu.edu.cnNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16835873

Citation

Jia, Wei, et al. "Common Traditional Chinese Medicinal Herbs for Dysmenorrhea." Phytotherapy Research : PTR, vol. 20, no. 10, 2006, pp. 819-24.
Jia W, Wang X, Xu D, et al. Common traditional Chinese medicinal herbs for dysmenorrhea. Phytother Res. 2006;20(10):819-24.
Jia, W., Wang, X., Xu, D., Zhao, A., & Zhang, Y. (2006). Common traditional Chinese medicinal herbs for dysmenorrhea. Phytotherapy Research : PTR, 20(10), pp. 819-24.
Jia W, et al. Common Traditional Chinese Medicinal Herbs for Dysmenorrhea. Phytother Res. 2006;20(10):819-24. PubMed PMID: 16835873.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Common traditional Chinese medicinal herbs for dysmenorrhea. AU - Jia,Wei, AU - Wang,Xiaorong, AU - Xu,Desheng, AU - Zhao,Aihua, AU - Zhang,Yongyu, PY - 2006/7/13/pubmed PY - 2007/1/4/medline PY - 2006/7/13/entrez SP - 819 EP - 24 JF - Phytotherapy research : PTR JO - Phytother Res VL - 20 IS - 10 N2 - Dysmenorrhea is painful menstrual cramps, which negatively impacts the quality of life of those diagnosed. The paper reviews traditional Chinese medicine's treatment of dysmenorrhea through the use of combination-herbal-formula therapeutics. These herbal treatments are effective for dysmenorrhea with minimal side effects. Pharmacological studies suggest Chinese herbal dysmenorrhea therapies likely decrease prostaglandin levels, modulate nitric oxide, increase plasma beta-endorphin (beta-EP) levels, block calcium-channels and improve microcirculation. Conventional therapy for dysmenorrhea, which usually includes non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), provides symptomatic relief but has increasing adverse effects with long-term use. Therefore, Chinese herbal medicines, including simple herbal and combination formulas, are perhaps the ideal therapeutics of choice. SN - 0951-418X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16835873/Common_traditional_Chinese_medicinal_herbs_for_dysmenorrhea_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.1905 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -