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Burning sensation in the mouth can be the consequence of several so-called “patterns of disharmony” in Chinese Medicine.
Chinese Medicine sees the body as a system, not a sum of isolated parts. A "pattern" is when the system's harmony is disrupted, leading to symptoms or signs that something is wrong (like burning sensation in the mouth here). It is similar to the concept of disease in Western Medicine but not quite: a Western disease can often be explained by several Chinese patterns and vice-versa.
A pattern often manifests itself in a combination of symptoms that, at first glance, do not seem necessarily related to each others. For instance here burning sensation in the mouth is often associated with anus swelling, constipation and burning sensation in the anus in the pattern “Heat in the Large Intestine”.
Once identified, patterns are treated using medicinal herbs, acupuncture, and other therapies. In the case of burning sensation in the mouth we’ve identified that a herbal formula called Ma Zi Ren Wan can help treat the patterns behind the symptom.
In Chinese Medicine burning sensation in the mouth is a symptom for the pattern "Heat in the Large Intestine". Below is a small explanation for it with links for more details.
The Large Intestine is a so-called "Fu" Organ. Learn more about the Large Intestine in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Rapid (Shu), Full (Shi)
Heat in the Large Intestine is often treated with Ma Zi Ren Wan, a herbal formula made of 7 herbs (including Hemp Seeds - Huo Ma Ren - as a key herb). Ma Zi Ren Wan belongs to the category of "formulas that moisten intestines and unblock bowels", which might be why it is often recommended for this pattern. Its main action as a formula is: "Moistens the Intestines".
Source date: 220 AD
Number of ingredients: 7 herbs
Key actions: Moistens the Intestines. Invigorates Qi. Unblocks the bowels. Drains Heat.
Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Heat in the Large Intestine' of which burning sensation in the mouth is a symptom.
Its main actions are: Moistens the Intestines and unblocks Food Stagnation caused by Dryness. Nourishes the Yin and relieves constipation caused by Yin Deficiency. Cools Heat and aids healing of sores.