Swollen And Itchy External Genitaliaaccording to TCM

Symptom family: Genital Conditions and Swellings

Parent symptom: Itchy Genitalia

Root Causes of Swollen And Itchy External Genitalia in TCM

Explore below more details about what might cause Swollen and itchy external genitalia according to TCM.

  • By Syndrome
  • By Organ
  • Heat
  • Gallbladder
  • Liver
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 Swollen And Itchy External Genitalia

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

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

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

TCM Herbal Formulas for Swollen And Itchy External Genitalia

See more details below about Long Dan Xie Gan Tang, a herbal formula used to address swollen and itchy external genitalia.

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

TCM Herbs for Swollen And Itchy External Genitalia

See more details below about Chinese Gentian (Long Dan Cao), a herb used to address swollen and itchy external genitalia.

  • By Herb Category
  • Herbs that clear heat and dry dampness