Clogged milk ducts according to Chinese Medicine

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Clogged milk ducts 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 clogged milk ducts 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.

Once identified, patterns are treated using medicinal herbs, acupuncture, and other therapies. In the case of clogged milk ducts we’ve identified that a herbal formula called Unblock Nursing Tea can help treat the patterns behind the symptom.

We’ve also selected below the five medicinal herbs that we think are most likely to help treat clogged milk ducts.

A herbal formula that might help with clogged milk ducts

Unblock Nursing Tea

Number of ingredients: 12 herbs

Key actions: Alleviates milk blockages and uneven supply issues*

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Why might Unblock Nursing Tea help with clogged milk ducts?

Designed by Me & Qi's expert practitioners to tackle some of the patterns that can cause clogged milk ducts, Unblock Nursing Tea is a 100% natural and vegan product composed solely of the 12 herbs listed in its ingredients.

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The five Chinese Medicinal herbs most likely to help treat clogged milk ducts

Why might Malt (Mai Ya) help with clogged milk ducts?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat clogged milk ducts as can be seen on Malt's page.

Malt is a Neutral herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Spleen and the Stomach.

Its main actions are: Assists the Stomach to move Food Stagnation. Strengthens the Spleen. Stops the flow of mother's milk. Assists in the smooth flow of Liver Qi.

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Why might Stachyurus Stem Pith (Xiao Tong Cao) help with clogged milk ducts?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat clogged milk ducts as can be seen on Stachyurus Stem Pith's page.

Stachyurus Stem Piths is a Cold herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Stomach and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Removes heat, induces urination and promotes lactation.

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Why might Maral Root (Lou Lu) help with clogged milk ducts?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat clogged milk ducts as can be seen on Maral Root's page.

Maral Roots is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter and Salty. It targets the Stomach and the Large intestine.

Its main actions are: Expels Heat and reduces toxic swellings. Increases the flow of mothers' milk.

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Why might Bitter Orange Seed (Ju He) help with clogged milk ducts?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat clogged milk ducts as can be seen on Bitter Orange Seed's page.

Bitter Orange Seeds is a Neutral herb that tastes Bitter. It targets the Kidney and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Regulates the flow of the Qi. Disperses nodules and relieves pain.

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Why might Dandelion (Pu Gong Ying) help with clogged milk ducts?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat clogged milk ducts as can be seen on Dandelion's page.

Dandelions is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter and Sweet. It targets the Stomach and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Expels Heat and Fire toxicity. Dispels Damp-Heat in the Lower Burner. Increases lactation. Treats all kinds of inflammations.

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