Vaginal discharge according to Chinese Medicine

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In Chinese Medicine, vaginal discharge is sometimes associated with Damp-Heat in the Bladder, a so-called "patterns of disharmony". Chinese Medicine sees the body as a system, not a sum of isolated parts. A "pattern" is when the system's harmony is disrupted. It is not equivalent to the Western concept of "disease" because both concepts arise from totally different ways of seeing the human body.

To understand whether someone's vaginal discharge might be caused by the pattern Damp-Heat in the Bladder, one needs to look for signs and symptoms associated with the pattern beyond what one might typically experience from vaginal discharge alone. Indeed if vaginal discharge is caused by Damp-Heat in the Bladder, patients also experience symptoms such as urine the color of rice water (grey and cloudy) and urinary dribbling.

We've listed below a more detailed description of Damp-Heat in the Bladder so that you can have a better understanding of where vaginal discharge might find its root according to Chinese Medicine.

Once identified, patterns are often treated using herbal formulas. Drinking herbal infusions is the most common remedy in Chinese Medicine, together with acupuncture. Here we detail below two formulas that can help treat Damp-Heat in the Bladder.

Damp-Heat in the Bladder, a "pattern of disharmony" associated with vaginal discharge

The Bladder is a so-called "Fu" Organ. Learn more about the Bladder in Chinese Medicine

Damp-Heat in the Bladder

Tongue coating: Yellow coating

Recommended herbal formula: Bi Xie Fen Qing Yin

Symptoms: Urinary dribbling Urine the color of rice water (grey and cloudy)

Vaginal discharge might be due to Damp-Heat in the Bladder if the condition is paired with typical pattern symptoms such as urine the color of rice water (grey and cloudy) and urinary dribbling.

Read more about Damp-Heat in the Bladder here

The two herbal formulas that might help with vaginal discharge

Bi Xie Fen Qing Yin

Source date: 1732 AD

Number of ingredients: 4 herbs

Key actions: Clears Heat. Warms the Kidneys. Drains Dampness. Separates the clear from the turbid.

Why might Bi Xie Fen Qing Yin help with vaginal discharge?

Because it is a formula often recommended to help treat Damp-Heat in the Bladder, a pattern sometimes associated with vaginal discharge. If it looks like you might suffer from Damp-Heat in the Bladder, this formula might help (although please seek confirmation with a professional practitioner beforehand).

Read more about Bi Xie Fen Qing Yin here

Wei Ling Tang

Source date: 1481 AD

Number of ingredients: 9 herbs

Key actions: Promotes urination. Warms the Yang. Strengthens the Spleen. Drains Dampness. Promotes the movement of Qi. Harmonizes the Stomach.

Why might Wei Ling Tang help with vaginal discharge?

Because it is a formula often recommended to help treat , a pattern sometimes associated with vaginal discharge. If it looks like you might suffer from , this formula might help (although please seek confirmation with a professional practitioner beforehand).

Read more about Wei Ling Tang here

Most common herbs used to treat vaginal discharge in Chinese Medicine