"International Journal of Herbal Medicine"

Volume 2, Issue 1


The impact of the herbal formula Qing Bao Zhu Yu Tang in the treatment of endometriosis


Author(s): Elizabeth Ohm, L. Ac., DAOM (deceased), Lawrence J. Ryan*

Abstract: Retrospective chart review research method was employed to analyze data from 120 cases of women who were treated for endometriosis using an herbal formulation known as Qing Bao Zhu Yu Tang.  The cases were analyzed in three categories as per the most common condition accompanying endometriosis. The three groups included those where endometriosis was associated with infertility (n=53), those with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) (n=7) and those with ovarian cysts (n=38).  Data from the charts were analyzed in terms of the impact of the Qing Bao Zhu Yu Tang formula on endometriosis and the accompanying conditions.  The results evidenced the positive impact of the formula. The pain effectiveness level survey rating for the entire sample of 120 patient charts shows that 116 patients (96.7% responded with indication of some level of effectiveness. From the total sample of 120 patients, the satisfaction survey shows that 111 patients (92/5%) responded in the “satisfied” range. The results were discussed regarding implications for practice, and recommendations were made for future related research.

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