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2013 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM) (2013)
Shanghai, China
Dec. 18, 2013 to Dec. 21, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4799-1309-1
pp: 9-14
Shengye Chen , Second School of Clinic Medicine, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, 510120, China
Xu Wu , Third School of Clinic Medicine, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, 510120, China
Chunyan Liu , Second School of Clinic Medicine, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, 510120, China
Wenbin Fu , The 2nd Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, 510120, China
Zhihuan Pan , The 2nd Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, 510120, China
ABSTRACT
Objective: To discuss traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) causes, pathogenesis and distribution of syndromes of primary dysmenorrhea (PD) through questionnaire investigation among female college students. Methods: The ordinary times status, menstrual period conditions and distribution of TCM syndromes of the female college students with PD were surveyed and analyzed by descriptive statistics. Results: Of all the 58 female college students with PD who finished this investigation, at ordinary times, 62.07% averted to cold, 48.28% had cold limbs, 70.69% preferred warm food and drinks and 93.10% did physical activities less than 3 times a week. There were 74.14% and 37.93% of the patients whose menstrual pain were caused or aggravated by taking cold food and drinks or by taking cold baths. While there were 41.38% of the patients whose menstrual pain were relieved by eating warm food and drinks and 84.48% by applying hot compress on lower abdomen. 94.83% of the patients belonged to excess syndrome. 68.97% was diagnosed as the pattern of stagnation of cold-dampness. The Syndrome score of pattern of stagnation of cold-dampness was 10.99±3.62, which was higher than other patterns. Conclusion: This study suggested that for PD, the major TCM cause is cold pathogen and the major TCM pathogenesis is stagnation of cold and dampness in uterus resulting from exterior cold pathogen, and the major TCM syndrome is stagnation of cold-dampness.
INDEX TERMS
Pain, Blood, Diseases, Educational institutions, Tongue, Medical diagnostic imaging, Heating
CITATION

S. Chen, X. Wu, C. Liu, W. Fu and Z. Pan, "Discussion about traditional Chinese medicine causes, pathogenesis and distribution of syndromes of primary dysmenorrhea among female college students based on questionnaire investigation," 2013 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine(BIBM), Shanghai, China China, 2013, pp. 9-14.
doi:10.1109/BIBM.2013.6732626
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