INSUFFICIENT LACTATION (AGALICTICA)

Clinical Manifestations
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia with much dreaming
  • Easily startled
  • Eye dizziness
  • Both eyes dry and rough
  • Twitching of the eyes
  • Pain in the ribs and flanks
  • Numbness of the limbs
  • Stiffness and spasms of the tendons
  • Low grade fever
  • Night sweats
  • Irregular, scanty menses
  • T: Pale and thin
  • C: Little
  • P: Thready, choppy and forceless
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Reinforce the Blood
  • Conceal Yang
  • Calm the Shen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Absent or scanty lactation
  • Obstructed lactation
  • Breast distention
  • Hardness of the breasts
  • Painful breasts
  • Hypochondriac distension
  • Irritability
  • Epigastric distension
  • Pain and distention along the flanks
  • Chest oppression
  • Eructation
  • Nausea
  • Distention in the head
  • Headaches
  • T: Red edges
  • P: Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish and Invigorate the Blood
  • Regulate Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal pain in women
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Pale, lusterless complexion
  • Pale nails
  • Pale lips
  • Generalized muscle tension
  • Irregular menstruation with little flow
  • Amenorrhea
  • Periumbilical pain
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Blurred vision
  • Insomnia
  • Spotting of pale Blood
  • Postpartum uterine bleeding
  • Maybe five sole Heat
  • Delayed menstruation
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Dry skin
  • Maybe leukorrhea
  • Maybe fever
  • Firm, painful abdomen
  • Sporadic fever and chills
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • Menorrhagia
  • Hard abdominal masses with recurrent pain
  • Unstable fetus with bleeding
  • Chills and fever
  • T: Pale
  • C: Normal
  • P: Thready and wiry or Thready and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Dispel Stasis
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pale complexion
  • Pale lips
  • Blurred or failing vision
  • Spots before the eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Dry eyes
  • Pale nail beds
  • Irritability
  • Frightens easily
  • Insomnia with much dreaming
  • Tinnitus
  • Numbness of the limbs
  • Light menses or
  • Amenorrhea
  • Late menses
  • T: Pale
  • C: Little
  • P: Thready
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish the Liver
  • Reinforce the Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Insufficient or absent lactation after childbirth
  • Watery milk
  • The breasts are overly soft and never get engorged
  • Absence of breast distention or pain
  • No discharge of milk or
  • Only a few drops when the breast is pressed
  • Pallor
  • Fatigue
  • Vertigo
  • Blurred vision
  • Sallow complexion
  • Dry skin
  • Poor appetite
  • Tiredness
  • May have large amounts of lochia discharge postpartum
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi and Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Absent or scanty lactation
  • Breast distention
  • Hardness of the breasts
  • Painful breasts
  • Hypochondriac distension
  • Irritability
  • Epigastric distension
  • T: Red edges
  • P: Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish and Invigorate the Blood
  • Regulate Qi
Herb Formulas
Points