Mastitis according to Chinese Medicine

Mastitis 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 mastitis 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 mastitis 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 mastitis.

A herbal formula that might help with mastitis

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 mastitis?

Designed by Me & Qi's expert practitioners to tackle some of the patterns that can cause mastitis, 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 mastitis

Why might Heal-All Spike (Xia Ku Cao) help with mastitis?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat mastitis as can be seen on Heal-All Spike's page.

Heal-All Spikes is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter and Pungent. It targets the Gallbladder and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Clears Liver Heat that affects the eyes. Clears Heat and reduces nodules. Calms Liver Fire and ascendant Yang.

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Why might Bitter Orange Seed (Ju He) help with mastitis?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat mastitis 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 Angelica Root (Bai Zhi) help with mastitis?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat mastitis as can be seen on Angelica Root's page.

Angelica Roots is a Warm herb that tastes Pungent. It targets the Spleen, the Stomach and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Relieves the Exterior and disperses Wind. Disperses Wind and Cold from the Yang Brightness channels. Relieves Wind-Damp Cold painful obstruction. Dries Dampness and pus and reduces swelling. Opens the nasal passages.

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Why might Dandelion (Pu Gong Ying) help with mastitis?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat mastitis 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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Why might Sponge Gourd (Si Gua) help with mastitis?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat mastitis as can be seen on Sponge Gourd's page.

Sponge Gourds is a Neutral herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Stomach, the Liver and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Removes obstructions in the Collaterals, promotes blood circulation and cools Blood, clears heat and detoxifies. Facilitate lactation.

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