Bleeding Soresaccording to TCM

Symptom family: Skin Ulcers & Open Sores

Parent symptom: Sore

What are Bleeding Sores?

Bleeding sores are open wounds that not only break the skin but also bleed, indicating a more severe disruption to the skin's integrity. These sores can result from various causes, including trauma, infection, or underlying medical conditions that impair the skin's healing process. The presence of bleeding signifies that the body's attempts to heal are overwhelmed or compromised, making these sores a concerning symptom that demands attention. Addressing bleeding sores involves both managing the immediate bleeding and treating the underlying cause to prevent recurrence and promote healing.

How does TCM view Bleeding Sores?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approaches bleeding sores as a manifestation of deeper imbalances within the body's energetic systems. According to TCM, the health of the skin is closely linked to the state of the Qi (vital energy), Blood, and organ systems, particularly the Liver and Kidney.

Bleeding sores are seen as a sign that there is an underlying disharmony disrupting the nourishment and protection of the skin. TCM emphasizes the importance of identifying the specific pattern of disharmony causing the sores, as treatments are tailored to correct these imbalances, aiming to restore the body's natural healing capabilities.

Causes of bleeding sores according to TCM

Kidney Yang Deficiency in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a significant pattern that can lead to a variety of symptoms, including bleeding sores. This Deficiency indicates a profound imbalance in the body's fundamental warmth and energy, essential for all physiological processes.

When Kidney Yang is Deficient, the body struggles to maintain its internal warmth, adversely affecting circulation and the vitality of tissues. This can result in weakened skin integrity and a diminished ability to heal, making bleeding sores a notable manifestation of this deeper energetic imbalance.

TCM Herbs for Bleeding Sores

Addressing bleeding sores from the perspective of Kidney Yang Deficiency involves strategic use of herbs that nourish and bolster the body's Yang energy. Degelatined Antlers (Lu Jiao Shuang) stand out for their effectiveness in this regard.

Known for their salty and warm properties, these herbs specifically target the Kidney and Liver, channels associated with the body's foundational energy and blood flow. By warming the Kidney Yang, Degelatined Antlers help to restore the necessary balance and vitality needed for healing bleeding sores, illustrating TCM's holistic approach to treating symptoms by nurturing the body's core energies.

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