Burning mouth syndrome according to Chinese Medicine

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What is burning mouth syndrome?

Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic condition whereby one has a a burning, scalding, or tingling feeling in the mouth. To be diagnosed with burning mouth syndrome, the sensation has to recur for more than two hours per day on 50 % of the days over more than three months. It is characterised by significant emotional distress (anxiety, anger/frustration or depressed mood) or interference with functions such as eating, yawning, speaking etc. Chronic burning mouth pain is multifactorial: biological, psychological and social factors contribute to the pain condition.

What causes burning mouth syndrome according to TCM?

There is 1 pattern of disharmony in our database - Heat in the Large Intestine - that is associated with burning mouth syndrome. 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 burning mouth syndrome here.

For more details on "Heat in the Large Intestine" and underlying causes behind burning mouth syndrome, refer to this comprehensive page on the subject.

Herbal formulas used in TCM for burning mouth syndrome

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Individual herbs used in TCM for burning mouth syndrome

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Acupuncture and acupressure points for burning mouth syndrome

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TCM dietary and lifestyle recommendations that might help with burning mouth syndrome

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