Thick Greasy Vaginal Secretionsaccording to TCM

Root Causes of Thick Greasy Vaginal Secretions in TCM

Explore below more details about what might cause Thick greasy vaginal secretions according to TCM.

  • By Syndrome
  • Phlegm
  • Dampness
  • Heat
Detailed description of the cause

Phlegm

In TCM "Phlegm" as a pattern of disharmony is a complex concept that extends beyond the physical manifestation of mucus. It represents a pathological factor that can disrupt the flow of Qi (vital energy) and blood, leading to various health issues. Phlegm in TCM is seen as a sticky, turbid substance arising from the body's inability to metabolize fluids properly, often due to a dysfunction of the spleen. It's not only associated with respiratory problems like cough and congestion but also with systemic issues. Symptoms can include a feeling of heaviness, mental cloudiness, dizziness, and in some cases, the formation of lumps or masses. Phlegm can even be "invisible," contributing to emotional disturbances like depression or stress. ... see more

Phlegm Patterns That Can Lead to Thick Greasy Vaginal Secretions

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Phlegm Thick greasy secretions, Feeling of oppression of the chest, Head fog, Dizziness Er Chen Tang | Liu Jun Zi Tang | Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Tang | Wen Dan Tang | Hao Qin Qing Dan Tang | Xing Su San
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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 Thick Greasy Vaginal Secretions

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Damp-Heat in the Lower Burner Thick yellow smelly vaginal discharge, Scanty and yellow urine, Lower back pain, Weakness of lower extremities, Red and swollen feet, Swollen knee, Thick greasy vaginal secretions, Ulcers on the lower limbs, Scanty and dark urine, Painful urination, Xerostomia... see more Er Miao San
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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 Thick Greasy Vaginal Secretions

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Damp-Heat in the Lower Burner Thick yellow smelly vaginal discharge, Scanty and yellow urine, Lower back pain, Weakness of lower extremities, Red and swollen feet, Swollen knee, Thick greasy vaginal secretions, Ulcers on the lower limbs, Scanty and dark urine, Painful urination, Xerostomia... see more Er Miao San

TCM Herbal Formulas for Thick Greasy Vaginal Secretions

Explore below some TCM herbal formulas used to address thick greasy vaginal secretions, organized by cause and by formula type.

  • By Cause
  • By Formula Type
  • Phlegm
  • Dampness
  • Heat
  • Formulas that dry dampness and transform phlegm
  • Formulas that tonify qi
  • Formulas that transform phlegm and extinguish wind
  • Formulas that harmonize lesser yang-warp disorders
  • Formulas that disperse dryness and moisten
  • Formulas that expel dampness

All Formulas Recommended for Thick Greasy Vaginal Secretions Caused by Phlegm

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Er Chen Tang Phlegm
Liu Jun Zi Tang Phlegm
Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Tang Phlegm
Wen Dan Tang Phlegm
Hao Qin Qing Dan Tang Phlegm
Xing Su San Phlegm

All "formulas that dry dampness and transform phlegm" recommended for thick greasy vaginal secretions

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Er Chen Tang Phlegm
Wen Dan Tang Phlegm

TCM Herbs for Thick Greasy Vaginal Secretions

Explore below some TCM herbs used to address thick greasy vaginal secretions, organized by herb category.

  • By Herb Category
  • Herbs that clear heat and dry dampness
  • Warm herbs that transform phlegm and stop cough
  • Herbs that regulate qi
  • Tonic herbs for qi deficiency
  • Herbs that pacify internal liver wind and stop tremors
  • Herbs that clear heat and purge fire and/or clear summer heat
  • Herbs that relieve coughing and wheezing
  • Warm/Acrid herbs that release the exterior

"Herbs that clear Heat and dry Dampness" recommended for thick greasy vaginal secretions

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Baikal Skullcap Roots (Huang Qin) Hao Qin Qing Dan Tang
Phellodendron Bark (Huang Bo) Er Miao San