Dr. Merry Manqun Li
Merry Clinic was established by Dr. Merry Manqun Li, a California
Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She has been practicing and
researching Chinese herbal medicine for women's health and skin
disorders for the past eighteen years in the United States.
Dr. Li graduated from Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medical School in
China and worked as a medical doctor in ShangHai RuiJin Hospital. In
1992, she opened her clinic in San Francisco. She has since devoted
herself to research and the practice of Chinese medicine, specializing
in women’s health and skin diseases, and she has successfully treated
more than fifty thousand patients in her local and online clinics.
Dr. Li has carried out extensive research into nutrition and has
developed a line of vita-nutrient supplements to improve women’s health
and skin health. In her practice, Dr. Li uses Chinese medicine to
enhance the traditional methods of treating irregular periods, menopause
symptoms, PMS, repeated miscarriage, infertility and depression. Many of her new patients come to her frustrated by the
ineffectiveness of conventional medical solutions; however, many of them
see significant improvements after using Dr. Li's herbal remedies.
After two decades of research and clinical practice, Dr. Li possesses
extensive knowledge and first-hand experience in taking care of women’s
health. You, too, can greatly benefit from using one of the products
that Dr. Li proudly offers.
Introducing Chinese herbal medicine for women’s
Women’s physiology is dominated by blood, since the “lower burner”
(abdomen area) houses the uterus that stores blood. In women, blood is
not only the source of menstrual periods but also of fertility,
conception, pregnancy and childbirth. In Chinese medicine, the term
“uterus” has a broad definition, referring to structures beyond the
uterus itself, and including the Fallopian tubes, the ovaries and
A well-functioning uterus relies on harmony between the internal
organs, especially the kidneys, liver and spleen.
The kidneys are the root of “pre-natal essence” the original Qi. They
store the essence that is the material basis for the formation of
menstrual blood. Kidney essence greatly influences the physiology of
women, especially during puberty, fertility, conception, pregnancy and
The liver is of paramount importance in menstruation, mostly through
its relationship with the uterus and blood – the uterus stores blood
that is received mostly from the liver. Liver Qi needs to move blood in
preparation for menstruation, so if liver Qi stagnates, this may cause
irregular periods, dysmenorrhea and pre-menstrual syndrome.
The spleen makes blood that is then stored in the liver. If a person
is deficient in liver blood, then this is an indicator that they are
also deficient in the spleen and so need to be tonified.
The healing philosophy of Chinese medicine in women’s health is to
harmonize the kidneys, liver and spleen. When your body systems are well
balanced, hormone levels will be brought back into balance and you
should not experience any symptoms or disorders.