Trichomoniasisaccording to TCM

Root Causes of Trichomoniasis in TCM

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

  • By Syndrome
  • By Organ
  • Dampness
  • Qi Deficiency
  • Heat
  • Spleen
Detailed description of the cause

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 Trichomoniasis

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

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Damp-Heat Trichomonas infection, 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 Long Dan Xie Gan Tang | Yi Huang Tang
Spleen Deficiency with Dampness Trichomonas infection, 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
Detailed description of the cause

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 Trichomoniasis

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Spleen Deficiency with Dampness Trichomonas infection, 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
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 Trichomoniasis

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Damp-Heat Trichomonas infection, 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 Long Dan Xie Gan Tang | Yi Huang Tang
Detailed description of the cause

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 Trichomoniasis

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Spleen Deficiency with Dampness Trichomonas infection, 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

TCM Herbal Formulas for Trichomoniasis

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

  • By Cause
  • By Formula Type
  • Dampness
  • Qi Deficiency
  • Heat
  • Formulas that purge heat accumulation
  • Formulas that clear heat from the organs
  • Formulas that secure irregular uterine bleeding and stop vaginal discharge
  • Formulas that tonify qi
  • Formulas that warm and transform water and dampness

All Formulas Recommended for Trichomoniasis Caused by Dampness

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang Damp-Heat
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 Trichomoniasis Caused by Qi Deficiency

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Liu Jun Zi Tang Spleen Deficiency with Dampness
Bi Xie Fen Qing Yin Spleen Deficiency with Dampness

All Formulas Recommended for Trichomoniasis Caused by Heat

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang Damp-Heat
Yi Huang Tang Damp-Heat

TCM Herbs for Trichomoniasis

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

  • By Herb Category
  • Herbs that drain dampness
  • Tonic herbs for qi deficiency
  • Herbs that stop bleeding
  • Herbs that expel parasites
  • Herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity
  • Herbs that clear heat and dry dampness
  • Herbs that stabilize and bind

"Herbs that drain Dampness" recommended for trichomoniasis

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Fish-Poison Yam (Bi Xie) Bi Xie Fen Qing Yin
Knotgrass (Bian Xu) Not applicable

"Tonic herbs for Qi Deficiency" recommended for trichomoniasis

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Yam (Shan Yao) Yi Huang Tang
Ginseng (Ren Shen) Liu Jun Zi Tang