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Treating Gynaecological Disorders with Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Review

Jue Zhou1 and Fan Qucorresponding author2

J. Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines 2009

Abstract

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has significant advantages in treating gynaecological disorders. The paper has provided a brief introduction on the current progress of treating some gynaecological disorders including endometriosis, infertility, dysmenorrhea, abnormal uterine bleeding, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal syndrome, uterine fibroids, chronic pelvic inflammation, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), cervicitis and vaginitis with Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) and acupuncture. The use of TCM in the field of assisted reproductive techniques (ART) has also been included in the review. In addition, thirty-two commonly used Chinese medicinal formulas in treating gynaecological disorders have been introduced.

Keywords: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM), acupuncture, gynaecological disorders, review