Herpes Zoster Infectionaccording to TCM

TCM Herbal Formulas for Herpes Zoster Infection

Explore below some TCM herbal formulas used to address herpes zoster infection, organized by formula type.

  • By Formula Type
  • Formulas that clear wind-Heat
  • Formulas that clear heat from the organs

All "formulas that clear wind-Heat" recommended for herpes zoster infection

Formula Key herbs
Jing Jie Lian Qiao Tang Japanese Catnip (Jing Jie), Forsythia Fruits (Lian Qiao)
Sheng Ma Ge Gen Tang Bugbane Rhizomes (Sheng Ma)

All "formulas that clear heat from the organs" recommended for herpes zoster infection

Formula Key herbs
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang Chinese Gentian (Long Dan Cao)
Xie Qing Wan Chinese Gentian (Long Dan Cao), Notopterygium Roots (Qiang Huo)

Acupoints for Herpes Zoster Infection

Explore below some acupoints used to address herpes zoster infection, organized by meridian.

  • By Meridian
  • Extra Points: Back (EX-B)
  • Spleen Channel
  • Triple Burner Channel
  • Gall Bladder Channel
  • Large Intestine Channel
Huatuojiaji EX-B-2

Huatuojiaji EX-B-2

This is a group of 17 point pairs. All of them are 0.5 cun lateral to the lower borders of the spinous processes of the 12 thoracic (Chest Jiali) and 5 lumbar vertebrae (Lumbar Jiali).

Xuehai SP-10

Xuehai SP-10

When knee is flexed, Xuehai SP-10 is 2 cun above the medial upper border of the patella, in a depression on the vastus medialis muscle.

Zhigou TB-6

Zhigou TB-6

3 cun above Yangchi ST-4 at the dorsal wrist joint space, between the radius and ulna.

Fengshi GB-31

Fengshi GB-31

On the midline of the lateral aspect of the thigh, 7 cun above the transverse politeal crease.

Quchi LI-11

Quchi LI-11

When the elbow is flexed, Quchi LI-11 is in the depression at the lateral end of the cubital crease, midway between Chize LU-5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.

TCM Herbs for Herpes Zoster Infection

Explore below some TCM herbs used to address herpes zoster infection, organized by herb category.

  • By Herb Category
  • Herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity
  • Warm/Acrid herbs that release the exterior
  • Herbs that cool the blood
  • Herbs for external application
  • Herbs that clear heat and dry dampness
  • Cool/Acrid herbs that release the exterior

"Herbs that clear Heat and relieve Toxicity" recommended for herpes zoster infection

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Forsythia Fruits (Lian Qiao) Jing Jie Lian Qiao Tang
Andrographis Herbs (Chuan Xin Lian) Not applicable

"Warm/Acrid herbs that release the Exterior" recommended for herpes zoster infection

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Japanese Catnip (Jing Jie) Jing Jie Lian Qiao Tang
Notopterygium Roots (Qiang Huo) Xie Qing Wan