Testicular Swellingaccording to TCM

Root Causes of Testicular Swelling in TCM

Explore below more details about what might cause Testicular swelling according to TCM.

  • By Syndrome
  • Heat
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 Testicular Swelling

Common Symptoms: Fever Carbuncles Pustule Red Skin Eruptions Sore Throat Eczema Perineum Swollen Prostate Swollen

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Toxic-Heat Testicle swollen, 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 Yin Qiao San | Sang Ju Yin | Bai Hu Tang | Long Dan Xie Gan Tang | Qing Ying Tang | Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang | Huang Lian Jie Du Tang | Xin Yi Qing Fei Yin | Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan | Shi Wei Bai Du San | San Zhong Kui Jian Tang | Zi Dang Gao | Er Qing Gao | Bing Peng San | Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin
Toxic-Heat Stagnation Testicle swollen, Pustule, Carbuncles, Fever, Red skin eruptions, Sore throat, Throat pain, Eczema, Perineum swollen, Prostate swollen, Testicular swelling, Mouth ulcers, Tonsil swelling... see more Huang Lian Jie Du Tang | Xin Yi Qing Fei Yin

TCM Herbal Formulas for Testicular Swelling

Explore below some TCM herbal formulas used to address testicular swelling, organized by cause and by formula type.

  • By Cause
  • By Formula Type
  • Heat
  • External formulas for external disorders
  • Formulas that clear heat from the organs
  • Formulas that clear nutritive-level heat
  • Formulas that clear heat and resolve toxicity
  • Formulas that clear external abscesses and sores
  • Formulas that clear wind-Heat
  • Formulas that clear qi-level heat
  • Formulas that clear heat and expel dampness

All Formulas Recommended for Testicular Swelling Caused by Heat

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Huang Lian Jie Du Tang Toxic-Heat, Toxic-Heat Stagnation
Xin Yi Qing Fei Yin Toxic-Heat, Toxic-Heat Stagnation
Yin Qiao San Toxic-Heat
Sang Ju Yin Toxic-Heat
Bai Hu Tang Toxic-Heat
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang Toxic-Heat
Qing Ying Tang Toxic-Heat
Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang Toxic-Heat
Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan Toxic-Heat
Shi Wei Bai Du San Toxic-Heat
San Zhong Kui Jian Tang Toxic-Heat
Zi Dang Gao Toxic-Heat
Er Qing Gao Toxic-Heat
Bing Peng San Toxic-Heat
Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin Toxic-Heat

All "formulas that clear heat from the organs" recommended for testicular swelling

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Xin Yi Qing Fei Yin Toxic-Heat, Toxic-Heat Stagnation
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang Toxic-Heat

All "formulas that clear heat and resolve toxicity" recommended for testicular swelling

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Huang Lian Jie Du Tang Toxic-Heat, Toxic-Heat Stagnation
Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin Toxic-Heat

All "external formulas for external disorders" recommended for testicular swelling

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Yin Qiao San Toxic-Heat
Zi Dang Gao Toxic-Heat
Er Qing Gao Toxic-Heat
Bing Peng San Toxic-Heat

All "formulas that clear nutritive-level heat" recommended for testicular swelling

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Qing Ying Tang Toxic-Heat
Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang Toxic-Heat

All "formulas that clear external abscesses and sores" recommended for testicular swelling

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Shi Wei Bai Du San Toxic-Heat
San Zhong Kui Jian Tang Toxic-Heat

Acupoints for Testicular Swelling

Explore below some acupoints used to address testicular swelling, organized by meridian.

  • By Meridian
  • Liver Channel
  • Directing Vessel
  • Kidney Channel
Dadun LIV-1

Dadun LIV-1

On the lateral side of the dorsum of the great toe terminal phalanx, between the lateral corner of the nail and interphalangeal joint.

Taichong LIV-3

Taichong LIV-3

On the dorsum of the foot, between the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones, in the depression proximal to the metatarsophalangeal joints and the proximal angle between the two bones.

Ligou LIV-5

Ligou LIV-5

5 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus, on the medial aspect and posterior to the medial crest of the tibia.

Jimai LIV-12

Jimai LIV-12

Interior and lateral to the pubic spine, 2.5 cun lateral to the Qugu REN-2 on the anterior midline and 1 cun inferior to the upper border of the symphysis.

Huiyin REN-1

Huiyin REN-1

In the center of the perineum.

Jiaoxin KID-8

Jiaoxin KID-8

2 cun above Taixi KID-3, 0.5 cun anterior to Fuliu KID-7, posterior to the medial border of tibia.