Abnormal Vaginal Dischargeaccording to TCM

Root Causes of Abnormal Vaginal Discharge in TCM

Explore below more details about what might cause Abnormal vaginal discharge according to TCM.

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  • By Organ
  • Heat
  • Dampness
  • Qi Deficiency
  • Yang Deficiency
  • Qi Stagnation
  • Blood Stasis
  • Yin Deficiency
  • Yin Excess
  • Yang Excess
  • Phlegm
  • Blood Deficiency
Detailed description of the cause

Heat

In TCM "Heat" signifies an excess of Yang energy, leading to an imbalance where heat predominates over the body's cool Yin aspects. This condition is metaphorically akin to an internal over-heating. Symptoms indicative of Heat can include feelings of warmth, fever, sweating, irritability, red face, thirst with a preference for cold drinks, and a rapid pulse. The tongue may appear red with a yellow coating. Unlike the common interpretation of heat in terms of temperature, in TCM, it represents a state of hyperactivity or inflammation in the body.... see more

Heat Patterns That Can Lead to Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Common Symptoms: Foul-Smelling Vaginal Discharge Yellow Vaginal Discharge Fever Bitter Taste In The Mouth Lower Back Pain Sticky Vaginal Discharge Vaginal Itching Dark Urine

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Damp-Heat abnormal vaginal discharge, excessive vaginal discharge, profuse vaginal discharge, white vaginal discharge, Smelly Vaginal discharge, Yellow or brown vaginal discharge, Sticky vaginal discharge, Fever, Neck gland swelling, Headaches, Tight feeling in chest and stomach, Sticky taste in the mouth, Absence of thirst, Feeling hot, Feeling of heaviness, Bitter taste in the mouth, Acne... see more Yi Huang Tang | Long Dan Xie Gan Tang | Xiao Yao San | Er Miao San | Qing Re Tiao Xue Tang
Toxic-Heat abnormal vaginal discharge, excessive vaginal discharge, profuse vaginal discharge, Five colour vaginal discharge, white vaginal discharge, Smelly Vaginal discharge, Yellow vaginal discharge, Sticky vaginal discharge, Fever, Edema, Pus and discharge, Boils, Carbuncles, Pustule, Red skin eruptions, Sore throat, Eczema, Perineum swollen, Prostate swollen, Testicular swelling, Mouth ulcers, Tonsil swelling... see more Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin
Damp-Heat in the Liver Yellow vaginal discharge, Hypochondrial fullness with warmth relief, Abdominal fullness, Lower abdominal fullness, Bitter taste in the mouth, Sticky taste in the mouth, Lack of appetite, Nausea, Feeling of heaviness, Vaginal itching, Vulvar eczema, Vulvar sores, Bleeding between periods, Midcycle bleeding pain, Red and swollen scrotum, Red and swelling genital, Papules, Itchy vesicular rashes, Urinary dysfunction, Urinary burning, Dark urine... see more Long Dan Xie Gan Tang | Yin Chen Hao Tang
Damp-Heat in the Liver Channel Smelly Vaginal discharge, Yellow vaginal discharge, Sticky vaginal discharge, Vulvar itching, Painful intercourse, Restlessness, Irritability, Insomnia, Dark urine, Excessive vaginal discharge, Foul-Smelling vaginal discharge, Vaginal itching... see more Long Dan Xie Gan Tang
Damp-Heat in the Lower Burner Thick yellow smelly vaginal discharge, Scanty and yellow urine, Lower back pain, Weakness of lower extremities, Red and swollen feet, Swollen knee, Thick greasy vaginal secretions, Ulcers on the lower limbs, Scanty and dark urine, Painful urination, Xerostomia... see more Er Miao San
Heat Excess in the Liver or Gallbladder Foul-smelling leukorrhea, Hypochondriac pain, Headaches, Dizziness, Red and irritated eyes, Hearing loss, Ear swelling, Bitter taste in the mouth, Irritability, Painful urination, Swollen and itchy external genitalia... see more Long Dan Xie Gan Tang
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Dampness

"Dampness" in TCM is a concept that describes a pattern of disharmony where the body accumulates excess moisture. Imagine the heavy, sticky feeling you get on a very humid day; that's similar to what dampness feels like internally. It can manifest as a sense of heaviness, bloating, sluggishness, or even a foggy mind. This condition is often thought to arise from environmental factors like living in a damp place, dietary habits that promote moisture in the body, or internal imbalances that hinder the body's ability to process fluids properly. In TCM, dampness can obstruct the normal flow of energy and fluids in the body, leading to various symptoms.... see more

Dampness Patterns That Can Lead to Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Common Symptoms: Feeling Of Heaviness Vaginal Itching Foul-Smelling Vaginal Discharge Lower Abdominal Pain Xerostomia Generalized Fatigue Yellow Vaginal Discharge Diarrhea

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Damp-Heat abnormal vaginal discharge, excessive vaginal discharge, profuse vaginal discharge, white vaginal discharge, Smelly Vaginal discharge, Yellow or brown vaginal discharge, Sticky vaginal discharge, Fever, Neck gland swelling, Headaches, Tight feeling in chest and stomach, Sticky taste in the mouth, Absence of thirst, Feeling hot, Feeling of heaviness, Bitter taste in the mouth, Acne... see more Yi Huang Tang | Long Dan Xie Gan Tang | Xiao Yao San | Er Miao San | Qing Re Tiao Xue Tang
Damp-Heat in the Liver Yellow vaginal discharge, Hypochondrial fullness with warmth relief, Abdominal fullness, Lower abdominal fullness, Bitter taste in the mouth, Sticky taste in the mouth, Lack of appetite, Nausea, Feeling of heaviness, Vaginal itching, Vulvar eczema, Vulvar sores, Bleeding between periods, Midcycle bleeding pain, Red and swollen scrotum, Red and swelling genital, Papules, Itchy vesicular rashes, Urinary dysfunction, Urinary burning, Dark urine... see more Long Dan Xie Gan Tang | Yin Chen Hao Tang
Damp-Phlegm in the Uterus Brown vaginal discharge, Late menstruation, Amenorrhea, Scanty menstruation, Lower abdominal pain, Abdominal heaviness, Feeling of oppression of the chest, Generalized fatigue, Diarrhea, Dull pale complexion, Obesity, Infertility, Ovarian cysts, Ovarian fibroids, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Pseudocyesis, Sputum, Feeling of heaviness... see more Cang Fu Dao Tan Wan | Xiong Gui Er Chen Tang
Damp-Heat in the Liver Channel Smelly Vaginal discharge, Yellow vaginal discharge, Sticky vaginal discharge, Vulvar itching, Painful intercourse, Restlessness, Irritability, Insomnia, Dark urine, Excessive vaginal discharge, Foul-Smelling vaginal discharge, Vaginal itching... see more Long Dan Xie Gan Tang
Spleen Deficiency with Dampness Smelly Vaginal discharge, Sticky vaginal discharge, Edema, Feeling of heaviness, Diarrhea, Urinary dysfunction, Glomerulonephritis, Kidney infection, Nephrotic syndrome, Cystitis, Hydrocele, Migraine... see more Liu Jun Zi Tang | Bi Xie Fen Qing Yin
Damp-Heat in the Lower Burner Thick yellow smelly vaginal discharge, Scanty and yellow urine, Lower back pain, Weakness of lower extremities, Red and swollen feet, Swollen knee, Thick greasy vaginal secretions, Ulcers on the lower limbs, Scanty and dark urine, Painful urination, Xerostomia... see more Er Miao San
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Qi Deficiency

Qi Deficiency in TCM is like running low on battery power. Qi is the vital energy that powers every function in your body. When there's a Qi Deficiency, it means your body doesn't have enough of this essential energy. This can make you feel tired all the time, weak, or even cause shortness of breath. It's similar to how you feel when you haven't had enough sleep or nutritious food. Your body just doesn't have the energy it needs to perform at its best. Unlike modern medicine, which often focuses on specific physical causes for fatigue and weakness, TCM views Qi Deficiency as an overall energy depletion that affects your entire well-being, and it seeks to replenish and balance this vital energy.... see more

Qi Deficiency Patterns That Can Lead to Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Common Symptoms: Sticky Vaginal Discharge Generalized Fatigue Diarrhea White Vaginal Discharge Edema Depression Cold Extremities Lack Of Appetite

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Spleen Deficiency abnormal vaginal discharge, excessive vaginal discharge, profuse vaginal discharge, White vaginal discharge, Sticky vaginal discharge, Generalized fatigue, Depression, Cold extremities, Diarrhea, Lack of appetite, Amenorrhea, Dull shallow face, Weak limbs, Edema, Back pain... see more Wan Dai Tang | Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang | Yi Huang Tang
Spleen Deficiency with Dampness Smelly Vaginal discharge, Sticky vaginal discharge, Edema, Feeling of heaviness, Diarrhea, Urinary dysfunction, Glomerulonephritis, Kidney infection, Nephrotic syndrome, Cystitis, Hydrocele, Migraine... see more Liu Jun Zi Tang | Bi Xie Fen Qing Yin
Detailed description of the cause

Yang Deficiency

Yang deficiency in TCM refers to a state where the body's Yang energy, which is responsible for warmth, activity, and function, is weakened or diminished. This pattern of disharmony often arises from chronic illness, aging, or inherent constitutional weakness. Symptoms of Yang deficiency are typically associated with cold and sluggishness, such as a feeling of coldness, cold extremities, pale complexion, low energy or fatigue, and a desire for warmth. Digestive issues like poor appetite, loose stools, and water retention can also be indicative of Yang deficiency.... see more

Yang Deficiency Patterns That Can Lead to Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Common Symptoms: Chills Generalized Fatigue General Weakness Diarrhea Erectile Dysfunction Premature Ejaculation Low Sex Drive Cold Extremities

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Kidney Yang Deficiency abnormal vaginal discharge, excessive vaginal discharge, profuse vaginal discharge, white vaginal discharge, Lower back pain, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Weak and cold knees, Lower back coldness, Chills, Weak legs, Bright pale face, Generalized fatigue, General weakness, Leg edema, Female infertility, Diarrhea, Depression, Erectile dysfunction, Premature ejaculation, Oligospermia, Low sex drive, Pale and abudant urination... see more Wu Zi Yan Zong Wan
Yang Deficiency or Empty Yang Clear white vaginal discharge, Chills, General cold feeling, Pale urine, Undigested food in stools, General weakness, Abdominal pain relieved by pressure and warmth, Frequent urination, Polyuria, Nocturia, White vaginal discharge... see more Ba Wei Di Huang Wan | You Gui Wan
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Qi Stagnation

Qi Stagnation in TCM is like having a traffic jam in your body's energy system. Qi, the vital life force that flows through your body, is supposed to move smoothly to maintain health and balance. But with Qi Stagnation, this flow gets blocked or slowed down, like cars stuck on a highway. This can lead to symptoms like feeling stressed, emotional mood swings, and physical discomfort, often described as a feeling of fullness or tightness, especially in the chest or abdomen. It's as though the body's internal energy circulation is disrupted, causing various issues. TCM sees this as an energy flow problem, different from modern medicine's focus on specific physiological processes.... see more

Qi Stagnation Patterns That Can Lead to Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Common Symptoms: Abdominal Distention Irregular Periods Lack Of Appetite Hypochondriac Distention Chest Distension Upper Abdominal Distension Sighing Melancholia

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Liver Qi Stagnation abnormal vaginal discharge, excessive vaginal discharge, profuse vaginal discharge, white vaginal discharge, Yellow vaginal discharge, Sticky vaginal discharge, Hypochondriac distention, Chest distension, Upper abdominal distension, Abdominal distention, Sighing, Melancholia, Depression, Mood swings, Irregular periods, Globus sensation, Pre menstrual breast distension, Pre menstrual tension, Anxiety, Anger... see more Xiao Yao San
Blood and Qi Deficiency with Blood Stagnation Red and white vaginal discharge, Lack of appetite, Weak limbs, Lower back pain, Abdominal distention, Irregular periods, Infertility... see more Ba Zhen Yi Mu Tang
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Blood Stasis

Blood Stasis in TCM is a concept where the blood flow in the body is not as smooth or efficient as it should be. Imagine a river that's supposed to flow freely, but instead, it's getting blocked or moving too slowly in some parts. This can lead to various health issues, like pain that feels sharp or stabbing, dark bruises, and a complexion that looks purplish. TCM believes that good health relies on the smooth and vibrant flow of Qi and blood throughout the body, so when blood gets stuck, it's like a traffic jam in your body, leading to discomfort or health problems.... see more

Blood Stasis Patterns That Can Lead to Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Common Symptoms: Irregular Periods Infertility Brown Vaginal Discharge Dark Menstrual Clots Menstrual Cramps Dark Menstrual Blood Prolonged Lochia Lower Abdominal Pain

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Blood Stagnation in the Directing and Penetrating Vessels Brown vaginal discharge, Irregular periods, Dark menstrual clots, Menstrual cramps, Dark menstrual blood, Prolonged lochia, Lower abdominal pain, Umbilical pain, Breast engorgement, Breast pain, Anxiety... see more Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan
Blood and Qi Deficiency with Blood Stagnation Red and white vaginal discharge, Lack of appetite, Weak limbs, Lower back pain, Abdominal distention, Irregular periods, Infertility... see more Ba Zhen Yi Mu Tang
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Yin Deficiency

Yin deficiency in TCM is a pattern of disharmony characterized by a depletion of the body's Yin energy, which represents the cooling, moistening, and nurturing aspects of our physiology. This condition often arises from factors like chronic stress, overwork, insufficient rest, or prolonged illness. Symptoms of Yin deficiency can include a sensation of heat, especially in the afternoon or evening, night sweats, insomnia, a dry mouth or throat, and a red tongue with little coating. There might also be a general feeling of restlessness or irritability. Since Yin is essential for balancing the body's active and warm Yang energy, its deficiency leads to a relative excess of Yang, manifesting as heat or dryness symptoms.... see more

Yin Deficiency Patterns That Can Lead to Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Kidney Yin Deficiency abnormal vaginal discharge, excessive vaginal discharge, profuse vaginal discharge, White vaginal discharge, Perspiration, Back pain, Hearing loss, Dry mouth and throat at night, Lower back pain, Constipation, Scanty and dark urine, Infertility, Premature ejaculation, Generalized fatigue, General weakness, Depression, Anxiety, Heat sensation in palms, Evening heat sensation, Flushed cheekbones, Menopausal hot flashes, Preference for sipping, Evening anxiety... see more Zuo Gui Wan | Ba Wei Di Huang Wan
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Yin Excess

Yin Excess in TCM is a pattern of disharmony characterized by an overabundance of Yin energy, leading to symptoms of dampness and coldness in the body. This condition often results from an imbalance where the cooling, moistening aspects of Yin overshadow the warm, active qualities of Yang energy. Symptoms can include a feeling of heaviness, lethargy, cold sensations, pale complexion, and possibly edema or fluid retention. Digestive issues such as poor appetite, bloating, and loose stools may also be present, reflecting the impact of excess Yin on the body's metabolic processes. Treatment in TCM for Yin Excess focuses on reducing the excess Yin and stimulating Yang energy to restore balance. ... see more

Yin Excess Patterns That Can Lead to Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Yin Excess Heavy vaginal discharge, Absence of thirst, Slow and forceful movement, Epigastric pain worsen by pressure, Polyuria, Feeling of oppression of the chest, Nausea, Excessive vaginal discharge, Lack of appetite, Pain relieved by heat, Chills, Cold extremities, Pale urine... see more Wu Ling San | Wu Pi Yin
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Yang Excess

Yang Excess in TCM refers to a state where there is an overabundance of Yang energy, leading to symptoms of heat and hyperactivity in the body. This pattern of disharmony often arises from factors like stress, excessive physical activity, overconsumption of spicy or heating foods, or an internal imbalance that causes Yang to flare up. Symptoms of Yang Excess include a feeling of heat, red face, irritability, restlessness, thirst, constipation, and a rapid, forceful pulse. Treatment in TCM for Yang Excess aims to cool down and subdue the excessive Yang while nurturing Yin energy to restore balance.... see more

Yang Excess Patterns That Can Lead to Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Yang Excess or Full Yang Yellow vaginal discharge, Feeling hot, Hyperactivity, Lack of sweating, Heat intolerance, Constipation Da Cheng Qi Tang
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Phlegm

In TCM "Phlegm" as a pattern of disharmony is a complex concept that extends beyond the physical manifestation of mucus. It represents a pathological factor that can disrupt the flow of Qi (vital energy) and blood, leading to various health issues. Phlegm in TCM is seen as a sticky, turbid substance arising from the body's inability to metabolize fluids properly, often due to a dysfunction of the spleen. It's not only associated with respiratory problems like cough and congestion but also with systemic issues. Symptoms can include a feeling of heaviness, mental cloudiness, dizziness, and in some cases, the formation of lumps or masses. Phlegm can even be "invisible," contributing to emotional disturbances like depression or stress. ... see more

Phlegm Patterns That Can Lead to Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Damp-Phlegm in the Uterus Brown vaginal discharge, Late menstruation, Amenorrhea, Scanty menstruation, Lower abdominal pain, Abdominal heaviness, Feeling of oppression of the chest, Generalized fatigue, Diarrhea, Dull pale complexion, Obesity, Infertility, Ovarian cysts, Ovarian fibroids, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Pseudocyesis, Sputum, Feeling of heaviness... see more Cang Fu Dao Tan Wan | Xiong Gui Er Chen Tang
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Blood Deficiency

Blood Deficiency in TCM is like when your body's tank runs low on the vital energy that blood provides. It's not exactly the same as anemia in modern medicine, which is about having too few red blood cells. Instead, Blood Deficiency in TCM is about your body not having enough of the life-giving qualities that blood brings, like nourishment and moisture. This can make you feel tired, look pale, and even feel dizzy or have blurry vision. It's like a garden not getting enough water to stay lush and vibrant. TCM sees this as an imbalance where the body isn't being nourished as it should be, impacting overall health and well-being.... see more

Blood Deficiency Patterns That Can Lead to Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Blood and Qi Deficiency with Blood Stagnation Red and white vaginal discharge, Lack of appetite, Weak limbs, Lower back pain, Abdominal distention, Irregular periods, Infertility... see more Ba Zhen Yi Mu Tang
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Liver

In TCM the Liver is viewed as the organ responsible for the smooth flow of Qi, Blood, and emotions throughout the body. It plays a key role in regulating mood, storing blood, supporting digestion, and ensuring the health of tendons and eyes. When the Liver malfunctions or is imbalanced in TCM, it can lead to a range of issues such as irritability, mood swings, menstrual irregularities, eye problems, and muscular stiffness or pain. A malfunctioning Liver in TCM reflects not only physical disturbances but also emotional and mental disharmony, emphasizing the holistic approach of TCM in addressing health and wellness.... see more

Liver Patterns That Can Lead to Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Common Symptoms: Irritability Yellow Vaginal Discharge Irregular Periods Menstrual Cramps Hypochondriac Pain Nausea Vomit Lack Of Appetite

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Liver Qi Stagnation abnormal vaginal discharge, excessive vaginal discharge, profuse vaginal discharge, white vaginal discharge, Yellow vaginal discharge, Sticky vaginal discharge, Hypochondriac distention, Chest distension, Upper abdominal distension, Abdominal distention, Sighing, Melancholia, Depression, Mood swings, Irregular periods, Globus sensation, Pre menstrual breast distension, Pre menstrual tension, Anxiety, Anger... see more Xiao Yao San
Damp-Heat in the Liver Yellow vaginal discharge, Hypochondrial fullness with warmth relief, Abdominal fullness, Lower abdominal fullness, Bitter taste in the mouth, Sticky taste in the mouth, Lack of appetite, Nausea, Feeling of heaviness, Vaginal itching, Vulvar eczema, Vulvar sores, Bleeding between periods, Midcycle bleeding pain, Red and swollen scrotum, Red and swelling genital, Papules, Itchy vesicular rashes, Urinary dysfunction, Urinary burning, Dark urine... see more Long Dan Xie Gan Tang | Yin Chen Hao Tang
Damp-Heat in the Liver Channel Smelly Vaginal discharge, Yellow vaginal discharge, Sticky vaginal discharge, Vulvar itching, Painful intercourse, Restlessness, Irritability, Insomnia, Dark urine, Excessive vaginal discharge, Foul-Smelling vaginal discharge, Vaginal itching... see more Long Dan Xie Gan Tang
Heat Excess in the Liver or Gallbladder Foul-smelling leukorrhea, Hypochondriac pain, Headaches, Dizziness, Red and irritated eyes, Hearing loss, Ear swelling, Bitter taste in the mouth, Irritability, Painful urination, Swollen and itchy external genitalia... see more Long Dan Xie Gan Tang
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Spleen

In TCM the Spleen plays a vital role in digestion and transformation, converting food into energy and nutrients, and overseeing the distribution of Qi and Blood. It's also crucial in maintaining the health of muscles and limbs and ensuring the blood remains within the vessels. When the Spleen malfunctions in TCM, it can lead to a variety of issues such as digestive disorders, fatigue, weak muscles, bloating, and a feeling of heaviness. It can also cause a pale complexion, poor appetite, and a tendency to bruise easily. Emotionally, a Spleen imbalance is often associated with excessive worry or overthinking, reflecting its role in the interplay between physical and mental health.... see more

Spleen Patterns That Can Lead to Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Common Symptoms: Sticky Vaginal Discharge Generalized Fatigue Diarrhea White Vaginal Discharge Edema Depression Cold Extremities Lack Of Appetite

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Spleen Deficiency abnormal vaginal discharge, excessive vaginal discharge, profuse vaginal discharge, White vaginal discharge, Sticky vaginal discharge, Generalized fatigue, Depression, Cold extremities, Diarrhea, Lack of appetite, Amenorrhea, Dull shallow face, Weak limbs, Edema, Back pain... see more Wan Dai Tang | Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang | Yi Huang Tang
Spleen Deficiency with Dampness Smelly Vaginal discharge, Sticky vaginal discharge, Edema, Feeling of heaviness, Diarrhea, Urinary dysfunction, Glomerulonephritis, Kidney infection, Nephrotic syndrome, Cystitis, Hydrocele, Migraine... see more Liu Jun Zi Tang | Bi Xie Fen Qing Yin
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Kidney

In TCM the Kidneys are regarded as the body's most fundamental reservoir of Essence, known as Jing, which influences growth, reproduction, and aging. They are not just organs for filtering blood, but a holistic system governing vital life forces. When the Kidneys malfunction in TCM, it can manifest as a variety of health issues, such as chronic fatigue, reproductive problems, imbalances in fluid metabolism leading to edema or dryness, lower back pain, and a sense of fear or insecurity.... see more

Kidney Patterns That Can Lead to Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Common Symptoms: Lower Back Pain Dizziness Tinnitus Generalized Fatigue General Weakness Depression Premature Ejaculation Oligospermia

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Kidney Yang Deficiency abnormal vaginal discharge, excessive vaginal discharge, profuse vaginal discharge, white vaginal discharge, Lower back pain, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Weak and cold knees, Lower back coldness, Chills, Weak legs, Bright pale face, Generalized fatigue, General weakness, Leg edema, Female infertility, Diarrhea, Depression, Erectile dysfunction, Premature ejaculation, Oligospermia, Low sex drive, Pale and abudant urination... see more Wu Zi Yan Zong Wan
Kidney Yin Deficiency abnormal vaginal discharge, excessive vaginal discharge, profuse vaginal discharge, White vaginal discharge, Perspiration, Back pain, Hearing loss, Dry mouth and throat at night, Lower back pain, Constipation, Scanty and dark urine, Infertility, Premature ejaculation, Generalized fatigue, General weakness, Depression, Anxiety, Heat sensation in palms, Evening heat sensation, Flushed cheekbones, Menopausal hot flashes, Preference for sipping, Evening anxiety... see more Zuo Gui Wan | Ba Wei Di Huang Wan
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Gallbladder

In TCM the Gallbladder has a unique role in storing and excreting bile, but more importantly, it's seen as crucial for decision-making and courage. It's closely connected to the Liver, assisting in the smooth flow of Qi (vital energy) and supporting the Liver's role in maintaining emotional balance. When the Gallbladder malfunctions or is imbalanced in TCM, it can lead to physical symptoms like gallstones, jaundice, or a bitter taste in the mouth. There might also be digestive disturbances, particularly related to fat metabolism. On an emotional level, a Gallbladder disorder can manifest as indecisiveness, timidity, or a tendency to easily succumb to stress. These symptoms highlight the TCM view of the Gallbladder as integral to both physical processes and emotional resilience.... see more

Gallbladder Patterns That Can Lead to Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Heat Excess in the Liver or Gallbladder Foul-smelling leukorrhea, Hypochondriac pain, Headaches, Dizziness, Red and irritated eyes, Hearing loss, Ear swelling, Bitter taste in the mouth, Irritability, Painful urination, Swollen and itchy external genitalia... see more Long Dan Xie Gan Tang
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Uterus

In TCM the Uterus (or "Bao Gong") is not just a reproductive organ but a vital system closely linked to Kidney energy, responsible for menstrual health, fertility, and pregnancy. It's also connected to the Heart and Liver, reflecting the importance of emotional and blood health in reproductive wellness. In TCM, the Uterus is seen as a reservoir of Blood and Qi, crucial for reproductive health and general vitality. When the Uterus malfunctions or is imbalanced, it can lead to menstrual irregularities, infertility, miscarriages, or menopausal symptoms. Additionally, there might be symptoms like lower abdominal pain or emotional disturbances such as mood swings, often linked to Liver Qi stagnation. These manifestations highlight the TCM perspective that the health of the Uterus is intertwined with the overall balance of energy and blood in the body, as well as emotional well-being.... see more

Uterus Patterns That Can Lead to Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Damp-Phlegm in the Uterus Brown vaginal discharge, Late menstruation, Amenorrhea, Scanty menstruation, Lower abdominal pain, Abdominal heaviness, Feeling of oppression of the chest, Generalized fatigue, Diarrhea, Dull pale complexion, Obesity, Infertility, Ovarian cysts, Ovarian fibroids, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Pseudocyesis, Sputum, Feeling of heaviness... see more Cang Fu Dao Tan Wan | Xiong Gui Er Chen Tang

TCM Herbal Formulas for Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Explore below some TCM herbal formulas used to address abnormal vaginal discharge, organized by cause and by formula type.

  • By Cause
  • By Formula Type
  • Heat
  • Dampness
  • Qi Deficiency
  • Yang Deficiency
  • Qi Stagnation
  • Blood Stasis
  • Yin Deficiency
  • Yin Excess
  • Yang Excess
  • Phlegm
  • Blood Deficiency
  • Formulas that secure irregular uterine bleeding and stop vaginal discharge
  • Formulas that tonify qi
  • Formulas that warm yang and tonify
  • Formulas that nourish yin and tonify
  • Formulas that promote urination and leach out dampness
  • Formulas that clear heat and expel dampness
  • Formulas that invigorate blood and dispel blood stagnation
  • Formulas that dry dampness and transform phlegm
  • Formulas that clear heat from the organs
  • Formulas that clear external abscesses and sores
  • Formulas that harmonize liver-Spleen
  • Formulas that expel dampness
  • Formulas that warm and transform water and dampness
  • Formulas that purge heat accumulation
  • Formulas that tonify

All Formulas Recommended for Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Caused by Heat

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang Damp-Heat, Damp-Heat in the Liver Channel, Heat Excess in the Liver or Gallbladder, Damp-Heat in the Liver... see more
Er Miao San Damp-Heat, Damp-Heat in the Lower Burner
Yi Huang Tang Damp-Heat
Xiao Yao San Damp-Heat
Qing Re Tiao Xue Tang Damp-Heat
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin Toxic-Heat
Yin Chen Hao Tang Damp-Heat in the Liver

All Formulas Recommended for Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Caused by Dampness

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang Damp-Heat, Damp-Heat in the Liver Channel, Damp-Heat in the Liver
Er Miao San Damp-Heat, Damp-Heat in the Lower Burner
Yi Huang Tang Damp-Heat
Xiao Yao San Damp-Heat
Qing Re Tiao Xue Tang Damp-Heat
Liu Jun Zi Tang Spleen Deficiency with Dampness
Bi Xie Fen Qing Yin Spleen Deficiency with Dampness
Yin Chen Hao Tang Damp-Heat in the Liver
Cang Fu Dao Tan Wan Damp-Phlegm in the Uterus
Xiong Gui Er Chen Tang Damp-Phlegm in the Uterus

All Formulas Recommended for Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Caused by Qi Deficiency

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Yi Huang Tang Spleen Deficiency
Wan Dai Tang Spleen Deficiency
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang Spleen Deficiency
Liu Jun Zi Tang Spleen Deficiency with Dampness
Bi Xie Fen Qing Yin Spleen Deficiency with Dampness

All Formulas Recommended for Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Caused by Yang Deficiency

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Ba Wei Di Huang Wan Yang Deficiency or Empty Yang
Wu Zi Yan Zong Wan Kidney Yang Deficiency
You Gui Wan Yang Deficiency or Empty Yang

All Formulas Recommended for Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Caused by Qi Stagnation

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Xiao Yao San Liver Qi Stagnation
Ba Zhen Yi Mu Tang Blood and Qi Deficiency with Blood Stagnation

All Formulas Recommended for Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Caused by Blood Stasis

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan Blood Stagnation in the Directing and Penetrating Vessels
Ba Zhen Yi Mu Tang Blood and Qi Deficiency with Blood Stagnation

All Formulas Recommended for Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Caused by Yin Deficiency

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Ba Wei Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency
Zuo Gui Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency

All Formulas Recommended for Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Caused by Yin Excess

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Wu Ling San Yin Excess
Wu Pi Yin Yin Excess

All Formulas Recommended for Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Caused by Phlegm

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Cang Fu Dao Tan Wan Damp-Phlegm in the Uterus
Xiong Gui Er Chen Tang Damp-Phlegm in the Uterus

All "formulas that secure irregular uterine bleeding and stop vaginal discharge" recommended for abnormal vaginal discharge

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Yi Huang Tang Spleen Deficiency, Damp-Heat
Wan Dai Tang Spleen Deficiency

All "formulas that tonify qi" recommended for abnormal vaginal discharge

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang Spleen Deficiency
Liu Jun Zi Tang Spleen Deficiency with Dampness

All "formulas that warm yang and tonify" recommended for abnormal vaginal discharge

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Wu Zi Yan Zong Wan Kidney Yang Deficiency
You Gui Wan Yang Deficiency or Empty Yang

All "formulas that nourish yin and tonify" recommended for abnormal vaginal discharge

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Ba Wei Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency, Yang Deficiency or Empty Yang
Zuo Gui Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency

All "formulas that clear heat and expel dampness" recommended for abnormal vaginal discharge

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Qing Re Tiao Xue Tang Damp-Heat
Yin Chen Hao Tang Damp-Heat in the Liver

All "formulas that invigorate blood and dispel blood stagnation" recommended for abnormal vaginal discharge

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan Blood Stagnation in the Directing and Penetrating Vessels
Wen Jing Tang Dampness and Phlegm in the Uterus

All "formulas that promote urination and leach out dampness" recommended for abnormal vaginal discharge

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Wu Ling San Yin Excess
Wu Pi Yin Yin Excess

All "formulas that dry dampness and transform phlegm" recommended for abnormal vaginal discharge

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Cang Fu Dao Tan Wan Damp-Phlegm in the Uterus
Xiong Gui Er Chen Tang Damp-Phlegm in the Uterus

Acupoints for Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

See more details below about Siman KID-14, an acupoint used to address abnormal vaginal discharge.

  • By Meridian
  • Kidney Channel
Siman KID-14

Siman KID-14

2 cun below the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline.