Sticky Vaginal Dischargeaccording to TCM

Root Causes of Sticky Vaginal Discharge in TCM

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

  • By Syndrome
  • By Organ
  • Spleen
  • Liver
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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 Sticky Vaginal Discharge

Common Symptoms: Foul-Smelling Vaginal Discharge Yellow Vaginal Discharge Fever Feeling Hot Thirst Lower Back Pain Restlessness Vaginal Itching

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Damp-Heat 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
Toxic-Heat 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 Channel Sticky vaginal discharge, Vulvar itching, Yellow vaginal discharge, Painful intercourse, Restlessness, Irritability, Insomnia, Dark urine, Excessive vaginal discharge, Foul-Smelling vaginal discharge, Vaginal itching... 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 Sticky Vaginal Discharge

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

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Damp-Heat 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
Damp-Heat in the Liver Channel Sticky vaginal discharge, Vulvar itching, Yellow vaginal discharge, 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 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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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 Sticky Vaginal Discharge

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

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Spleen Deficiency Sticky vaginal discharge, Generalized fatigue, Depression, Cold extremities, Diarrhea, White vaginal discharge, Lack of appetite, Amenorrhea, Dull shallow face, Weak limbs, Edema... see more Wan Dai Tang | Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang | Yi Huang Tang
Spleen Deficiency with Dampness 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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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 Sticky Vaginal Discharge

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Liver Qi Stagnation 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
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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 Sticky Vaginal Discharge

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

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Spleen Deficiency Sticky vaginal discharge, Generalized fatigue, Depression, Cold extremities, Diarrhea, White vaginal discharge, Lack of appetite, Amenorrhea, Dull shallow face, Weak limbs, Edema... see more Wan Dai Tang | Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang | Yi Huang Tang
Spleen Deficiency with Dampness 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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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 Sticky Vaginal Discharge

Common Symptoms: Irritability Yellow Vaginal Discharge Hypochondriac Distention Chest Distension Upper Abdominal Distension Abdominal Distention Sighing Melancholia

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Liver Qi Stagnation 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 Channel Sticky vaginal discharge, Vulvar itching, Yellow vaginal discharge, Painful intercourse, Restlessness, Irritability, Insomnia, Dark urine, Excessive vaginal discharge, Foul-Smelling vaginal discharge, Vaginal itching... see more Long Dan Xie Gan Tang

TCM Herbal Formulas for Sticky Vaginal Discharge

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

  • By Cause
  • By Formula Type
  • Formulas that secure irregular uterine bleeding and stop vaginal discharge
  • Formulas that tonify qi
  • Formulas that clear heat from the organs
  • Formulas that clear external abscesses and sores
  • Formulas that harmonize liver-Spleen
  • Formulas that warm and transform water and dampness

All Formulas Recommended for Sticky Vaginal Discharge Caused by Heat

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang Damp-Heat, Damp-Heat in the Liver Channel
Yi Huang Tang Damp-Heat
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin Toxic-Heat

All Formulas Recommended for Sticky Vaginal Discharge Caused by Dampness

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang Damp-Heat, Damp-Heat in the Liver Channel
Yi Huang Tang Damp-Heat
Liu Jun Zi Tang Spleen Deficiency with Dampness
Bi Xie Fen Qing Yin Spleen Deficiency with Dampness

All Formulas Recommended for Sticky 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 that secure irregular uterine bleeding and stop vaginal discharge" recommended for sticky 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 sticky vaginal discharge

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

TCM Herbs for Sticky Vaginal Discharge

Explore below some TCM herbs used to address sticky vaginal discharge, organized by herb category.

  • By Herb Category
  • Tonic herbs for qi deficiency
  • Herbs that stabilize and bind
  • Herbs that clear heat and dry dampness
  • Herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity
  • Cool/Acrid herbs that release the exterior
  • Herbs that drain dampness

"Tonic herbs for Qi Deficiency" recommended for sticky vaginal discharge

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Yam (Shan Yao) Wan Dai Tang | Yi Huang Tang
Atractylodes Rhizomes (Bai Zhu) Wan Dai Tang
Milkvetch Roots (Huang Qi) Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
Ginseng (Ren Shen) Liu Jun Zi Tang