Symptom family: Fungal Skin Infections

Parent symptom: Fungal Infection

Sub-symptom(s): Tinea Versicolor Tinea Infection

TCM Herbal Formulas for Tinea

See more details below about Xiao Feng San, a herbal formula used to address tinea.

  • By Formula Type
  • Formulas that dredge and disperse external wind

Acupoints for Tinea

See more details below about Yuzhong KID-26, an acupoint used to address tinea.

  • By Meridian
  • Kidney Channel
Yuzhong KID-26

Yuzhong KID-26

In the 1st intercostal space, 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

TCM Herbs for Tinea

Explore below some TCM herbs used to address tinea, organized by herb category.

  • By Herb Category
  • Herbs that clear heat and dry dampness
  • Herbs that dispel wind and dampness
  • Herbs for external application
  • Warm herbs that transform phlegm and stop cough
  • Herbs that expel parasites
  • Warm/Acrid herbs that release the exterior
  • Cool/Acrid herbs that release the exterior
  • Purgative herbs that drain downward
  • Cathartic herbs that drain downward
  • Herbs that regulate qi
  • Herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity

"Herbs that clear Heat and dry Dampness" recommended for tinea

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Dittany Root Bark (Bai Xian Pi) Not applicable
Sophora Roots (Ku Shen) Not applicable

"Herbs that dispel Wind and Dampness" recommended for tinea

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Honeycomb (Feng Fang) Not applicable
Garden Balsam Stems (Tou Gu Cao) Not applicable

"Herbs for external application" recommended for tinea

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Realgar (Xiong Huang) Not applicable
Sulfur (Liu Huang) Not applicable

"Warm herbs that transform Phlegm and stop Cough" recommended for tinea

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Chinese Honeylocust Abnormal Fruits (Zhu Ya Zao) Not applicable
Gleditsia Thorns (Zao Jiao Ci) Not applicable

"Herbs that expel parasites" recommended for tinea

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Chinaberry Root Barks (Ku Lian Pi) Not applicable
Elm Seed Cakes (Wu Yi) Not applicable

"Warm/Acrid herbs that release the Exterior" recommended for tinea

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Japanese Catnip (Jing Jie) Xiao Feng San
Saposhnikovia Roots (Fang Feng) Xiao Feng San

"Cool/Acrid herbs that release the Exterior" recommended for tinea

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Greater Burdock Fruits (Niu Bang Zi) Xiao Feng San
Cicada Sloughs (Chan Tui) Xiao Feng San