Mumps according to Chinese Medicine

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Four herbal formulas that might help with mumps

Xiao Chai Hu Tang

Source date: 220 AD

Number of ingredients: 7 herbs

Key actions: Treats the Lesser Yang Channels (Gallbladder and Triple Warmer). Regulates the Liver and Spleen functions. Addresses combined Yin-Yang symptoms of External and Internal, Excess and Deficiency, and Hot and Cold.

Why might Xiao Chai Hu Tang help with mumps?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Lung Qi Deficiency and Liver Qi Stagnation' of which parotiditis is a symptom.

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Jing Fang Bai Du San

Source date: 1550 AD

Number of ingredients: 13 herbs

Key actions: Releases the Exterior. Dispels Wind and Dampness. Augments Qi.

Why might Jing Fang Bai Du San help with mumps?

Jing Fang Bai Du San has sometimes been used by TCM professionals to alleviate the symptoms of mumps

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Ren Shen Bai Du San

Source date: 1119 AD

Number of ingredients: 12 herbs

Key actions: Releases the Exterior. Dispels Wind and Dampness. Augments Qi.

Why might Ren Shen Bai Du San help with mumps?

Ren Shen Bai Du San has sometimes been used by TCM professionals to alleviate the symptoms of mumps

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Yin Qiao San

Source date: 1798 AD

Number of ingredients: 10 herbs

Key actions: Disperses Wind Heat. Clears Heat. Resolves Toxicity.

Why might Yin Qiao San help with mumps?

Yin Qiao San has sometimes been used by TCM professionals to alleviate the symptoms of mumps

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Acupuncture points used for mumps