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Acupuncture in Houston, TX - Houston Acupuncture & Herb Clinic

2405 South Shepherd, Houston, TX 77019.     TEL: 713-529-8332.

2431 West Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030.     TEL: 713-666-5667. 

We are one of the best, biggest, and oldest acupuncture clinics in Houston area.

                   acupuncture for infertility, back pain, PMS, menopause, stress, allergy, migraine headache, endometriosis, neck/shoulder pain, smoking, weight, IVF/IUI, TMJ, tendonitis, arthritis,  depression, anxiety, insomnia,  face lift, quit smoking, etc. One of the oldest and best acupuncture clinics in Houston, TX

Acupuncture Houston TX - West Holcombe Clinic Acupuncture Houston TX - South Shepherd Clinic
acupuncture houston tx west holcombe clinic Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic at 2431 West Holcombe, Houston, TX. @ the corner of Kirby Drive and next to the Flower Corner.
acupuncture houston tx south shepherd dr. clinic Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic at South Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX@ the corner of Westheimer Drive and next to the KFC. This location has been servicing Houston for more than18 years.
Click here for the West Holcombe Clinic location map.
The clinic is located at the corner of Kirby Drive and next to the Flower Corner
TEL: 713-666-5667.
Click here for the South Shepherd Clinic location map.
Acupuncture Houston TX-South Shepherd Clinic
TEL: 713-529-8332.


Acupuncture and Chinese medicine help PMS, menstruation pain,

headache, irregular menstrual cycles.




P. G     I had painful menstrual periods since 8 th grade....

I have a 17 yr old daughter that has had painful menstrual periods since 8 th grade. After years of taking over the counter pain relievers and antihistamines, we decided to try a more natural alternative to see if we could control her pain at the source. We saw Dr. Wu on a Monday morning. She started her period that same day in the afternoon and after about 10 minutes of severe cramping there was no more pain. We returned for a follow-up visit on Wednesday and her cramping has remained minimal with no more clots or heavy bleeding. She will continue to take the herbs prepared by Dr. Wu and we are confident that her menstrual problems will continue to be relieved.

B. C.    I have started my menstruation at age 14, I have always had cramping.

Since I have started my menstruation at age 14, I have always had cramping. The cramping has become increasingly worse as I get older, and vary in the levels of pain - from medium to severe. The one thing I could rely on in life was that I was going to have cramping during my period. In the past, my remedy has included Ibuprofen, heating pad and sometimes bed rest. I came to Dr. Wu for anovulation and miscarriage treatment twice a week. As the end of my first menstrual cycle drew near, I realized that I had not experienced any of the PMS cramping I always experience. The real testimony was during my menstrual cycle; I also did not experience any cramping at all. I did not take one Ibuprofen and did not use one heating pad. I am a believer in this treatment. Thank you Dr. Wu!

 From A.H.      suffering from severe swelling in my extremities…

I am a 29-year-old teacher and have been suffering from severe swelling in my extremities. Ankles, feet, fingers, wrists, for more than five years, at one point the swelling became so bad that none of my shoes in my closet fit and walking became a struggle. I seeked help from six different medical doctors in El Paso and Houston but no diagnosis was ever given. I was finally told by the last doctor (in Houston) that the swelling was just how my body was aging and to just accept it. There were many times were I felt as if I was going crazy and that perhaps I was just making the swelling up.  
I definitely did not like that diagnosis so I seeked advise from my long time acupuncturist in El Paso. He advised me to seek an acupuncturist in Houston, and this lead me to Jo-Mei Chiang, I would always pass by her clinic on my way to Barnes and Noble. I have to honestly say that she has been a true godsend. I began treatment in late July 2004 and now I can say that the swelling is about 90% gone. She has also shed the light on other health and emotional issues that I have been dealing with for a very long time; I am learning how they have a direct correlation to the swelling. Mrs. Chiang is teaching me how everything is connected and how ones health does not stand-alone. I am very grateful to meeting Jo-Mei and to her caring bedside manner. She has given me much hope.





PMS, Premenstrual syndrome, refers to the female physical and emotional change about one to two weeks before the menstrual period. Symptoms disappears after the menstruation starts.  Some severe conditions could really affect the quality of life. The incidence is about 30% to 40% of women, and the severe cases are about 5% to 10%.

The symptoms include anxiety, irritability, edema, migraine headaches, diarrhea, swelling, aches all over, swelling and painful breasts.

Western medicine named all the above symptoms occurring before menstruation as PMS, Premenstrual syndrome. Chinese medicine named it by different symptoms, such as headache before or during menstruation, dizziness before or during menstruation, emotional change before or during menstruation, body pain before or during menstruation, edema before or during menstruation, breast swelling and pain before or during menstruation, etc, about 20 different names for the premenstrual symptoms are presented in the book of Gynecology Ye Tian Si in Chin dynasty.

 PMS in Chinese Medicine 

PMS is closely related with the circulation and functional changes of Ren and Chung meridians. Blood in Chinese medicine is very important cause and issue in female disease. For all of the menstruation, pregnancy, lactation processes are depleting blood and cause Qi stagnation. Before and during the menstruation, the blood yin accumulate at the uterus and the whole body's blood is relatively insufficient, plus some genetic factors, it is very easy to cause the dysfunction of Qi and blood in the whole body.

 Diagnosis of PMS: 

1. Commonly happens between 25-45 years old females, symptoms always occur before or during the menstruation, and relieved after menstruation.

2. The main clinical symptoms include anxiety, depression, extreme emotional changes, irritability, insomnia, migraine, headache, low grade fever, edema, ache or pain all over the body, chest pain, swelling and tender feeling of breast, diarrhea, mouth ulcer, dizziness, etc.

3. The basic body temperature usually shows bi directionally and no abnormality found during physical examination. The breasts have nodules with tenderness, estrin level has increased, pregnendione is low, and the ratio between estrin and progestogen usually increased.  In some cases lactin could be elevated, but very seldom.

 Etiology and Pathogenesis of PMS:

The following are the commonly seen clinical causes in the Chinese medicine:

1.  Liver depression and Qi stagnation: emotional depression causes liver blood depletion.  Lacking of nourishment from blood, liver Qi stagnates. 

Main symptoms: pain and tenderness in the breasts, hypochondriac pressure, depression, irritability, lower abdominal pain, fatigue, no appetite, swelling on the extremities, dizziness, headache, vomiting. Menstruation is not smooth, menstruation amount is heavy or light, dark color with clots.  Tongue color is dark with thin white coating.  Taut pulse.

Treatment methods: Soothing the liver to smooth the Qi stagnation and release the pain.

Chinese Herb treatment: Xiao Yao San.  Chai Hu Su Gan San.

2.  Liver and kidney yin deficiency: genetically liver and kidney is deficient, before and during the menstruation, the blood flow in the liver and kidney became more deficient. Result in the liver yang overacting, and the deficient fire is generated.

Main symptoms: headache, dizziness, pain and tenderness of the breasts, tinnitis, ache all over and knee, some tidal fever, feverish sensation in the chest area, dry mouth and throat. Red tongue, pulse is thin and rapid.

Treatment methods: Replenish liver and kidney, cool the blood.

Chinese Herb treatment: Zhi Bo De Huang Tang, Go Jiu De Huang Wan.

3.  Spleen and Kidney deficiency: constitutionally spleen and kidney deficient cause the kidney yang insufficient and spleen function declined. Result in the retention of dampness and fluid in the body.

Main symptoms: swelling in the face and extremities, fullness of stomach, aversion to cold, weakness and aches in the loins and knees. Loose stool or diarrhea, pale tongue, pulse is weak and deep.

Treatment methods: warming the kidney, replenishing kidney yang and strengthening the spleen to eliminate the dampness.

Chinese herb treatment: Ji shen shen Qi Wan, Jian Gu Tang, shen lin bai su san.

4. Qi and blood deficiency: constitutionally deficient on Qi and blood.  Before and during the menstruation, deficiency is worse form loosing more blood from menstruation. Lacking of the nourishment of blood and Qi, the whole body‚€™s meridians are weak, the defensive Qi flowing on the skin also got weak.  It results in aches and pain all over the body, and rash occurs on the skin from pathogenic factor invasion.

Main symptoms: dizziness, palpitations, cold sweats, memory loss.  Easy to catch cold or developing rash during menstruation, insomnia, menstruation amount is light.  Tongue color is light, pulse is weak and thin.

Treatment methods: Strengthen spleen and nourish the heart. Promoting the Qi and constitution.

Chinese Herb treatment: Quei Pi Tang, Ba Zan Tang. Dan Quei Bu Xiu Tang.

5.  Blood Stasis: before or during the menstruation period, or after birth delivery, due to the loss of blood, patients feel cold all over.  The circulation became impair, and the Qi flows also weaker, the blood stasis occurs. The stasis in the organs and meridians causes the pain, blockage, and emotional obstruction.  Results in the achy and pain all over the body, migraine or headache or dizziness.

Main symptoms: severe low abdomen pain, joint pain, headache, migraine, achy all over, muscle pain.  Scanty menstruation accompanied with clots. Tongue color is dark with red spots, pulse is deep.

Treatment methods: Increase circulation, dissolve the blood stasis, and promote the Qi flows to stop the pain.

Chinese herb treatment: Zhen Tian Wan, Xiu Fu Zhu Yu Tang.

Acupuncture points for PMS:

Bai Huai, tou wei, Tai yang, Her gu, zhu san li, San yin jiao, Tai xi, Tai chung, Tong tian, Quan yuan, Qi hai, Pi yu, Gan yu, Shen men, etc.

Ear Acupuncture points for PMS:

Gan, Xin pi, Shen, Ovary, Shen men, etc.


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Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
1. Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic- South Shepherd location:
    2405 South Shepherd @ Westheimer (between Westheimer and Fairview), Houston, TX  77019.
    This location has been servicing Houston for more than18 years.
Tel: 713-529-8332    
Click the left-side top picture or here for the location map.

2. Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic- West Holcombe Location:   
    2431 West Holcombe @Kirby (between Kirby and Fannin Street), Houston, TX 77030.
Tel: 713-666-5667    
    The clinic is located at the corner of Kirby Drive and next to the Flower Corner
TEL: 713-666-5667.

Click here for the location map.

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