Symptom family: Gynecological Conditions

Root Causes of Vaginal Pain in TCM

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

  • By Syndrome
  • By Organ
  • Qi Deficiency
  • Dampness
  • Spleen
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 Vaginal Pain

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Spleen Deficiency with Dampness Vaginal pain, 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
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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 Vaginal Pain

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Spleen Deficiency with Dampness Vaginal pain, 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
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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 Vaginal Pain

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Spleen Deficiency with Dampness Vaginal pain, 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 Vaginal Pain

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

  • By Cause
  • By Formula Type
  • Qi Deficiency
  • Dampness
  • Formulas that tonify qi
  • Formulas that warm and transform water and dampness

All Formulas Recommended for Vaginal Pain 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 Vaginal Pain Caused by Dampness

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

Acupoints for Vaginal Pain

Explore below some acupoints used to address vaginal pain, organized by meridian.

  • By Meridian
  • Bladder Channel
  • Stomach Channel
Pangguangshu BL-28

Pangguangshu BL-28

At the level of the 2nd posterior sacral foramen, 1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline, in the depression between the medial border of the posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS) and the sacrum.

Xialiao BL-34

Xialiao BL-34

In the 4th posterior sacral foramen, between the posterior superior iliac spine and the midline.

Qichong ST-30

Qichong ST-30

5 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline, superior to the inguinal groove, on the medial side of the femoral artery, nerve and vein.