Vaginal Atrophyaccording to TCM

Symptom family: Gynecological Conditions

Root Causes of Vaginal Atrophy in TCM

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

  • By Syndrome
  • By Organ
  • Cold
  • Liver
Detailed description of the cause

Cold

In TCM "Cold" as a pattern of disharmony refers to a specific type of imbalance within the body's systems, often linked to a deficiency or weakness. It's not about feeling physically cold or having a common cold, but rather a metaphorical description of certain symptoms and underlying conditions. When a TCM practitioner says someone suffers from "Cold," it usually implies that the body's Yang energy, which is warm and active, is insufficient or overpowered by Yin energy, which is cool and passive. Symptoms of Cold in TCM can include a general feeling of coldness, cold limbs, pale complexion, low energy, slow metabolism, and a preference for warmth. ... see more

Cold Patterns That Can Lead to Vaginal Atrophy

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Stagnation of Cold in the Liver Channel Shrinking of the vagina, Hypochondrial fullness with warmth relief, Testicular pain, Scrotal contraction, Vertical headaches, Chills, Cold extremities, Vomiting clear liquid, Vaginal atrophy... see more Nuan Gan Jian
Detailed description of the cause

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 Vaginal Atrophy

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Stagnation of Cold in the Liver Channel Shrinking of the vagina, Hypochondrial fullness with warmth relief, Testicular pain, Scrotal contraction, Vertical headaches, Chills, Cold extremities, Vomiting clear liquid, Vaginal atrophy... see more Nuan Gan Jian

TCM Herbal Formulas for Vaginal Atrophy

See more details below about Nuan Gan Jian, a herbal formula used to address vaginal atrophy.

  • By Cause
  • By Formula Type
  • Cold
  • Formulas that promote qi movement

TCM Herbs for Vaginal Atrophy

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

  • By Herb Category
  • Herbs that warm the interior and/or expel cold

"Herbs that warm the Interior and/or expel Cold" recommended for vaginal atrophy

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Fennel Seeds (Xiao Hui Xiang) Nuan Gan Jian
Cinnamon Bark (Rou Gui) Nuan Gan Jian