Ascariasis according to Chinese Medicine

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What is ascariasis?

A disease caused by an infection with the parasitic worm Ascaris lumbricoides (commonly known as roundworms). This disease presents with symptoms depending on the extent of the infection, ranging from asymptomatic to intestinal blockage. Transmission is by the faecal-oral route from the ingestion of Ascaris eggs in contaminated food or water. Confirmation is by identification of Ascaris eggs in a faecal sample.

What causes ascariasis according to TCM?

There are 2 patterns of disharmony in our database that are associated with ascariasis. TCM sees our body (and mind) as a holistic system in which health issues stem from imbalances, known as "patterns of disharmony". These patterns can manifest in a wide range of symptoms and illnesses, such as ascariasis here.

For more details on the underlying causes and patterns behind ascariasis, refer to this comprehensive page on the subject.

Herbal formulas used in TCM for ascariasis

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Individual herbs used in TCM for ascariasis

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Acupuncture and acupressure points for ascariasis

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TCM dietary and lifestyle recommendations that might help with ascariasis

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