Shingles according to Chinese Medicine

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Three herbal formulas that might help with shingles

Long Dan Xie Gan Tang

Source date: 1682 AD

Number of ingredients: 10 herbs

Key actions: Clears Heat and Fire from the Liver and Gallbladder. Clears and drains Damp-Heat from the Lower Burner.

Why might Long Dan Xie Gan Tang help with shingles?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern '/tcm-education-center/patterns/heat_excess_in_the_liver_or_gallbladder' of which herpes zoster is a symptom.

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Jing Jie Lian Qiao Tang

Source date: 1773 AD

Number of ingredients: 12 herbs

Key actions: Dispels Wind. Clears toxic-Heat. Disperses Stagnation.

Why might Jing Jie Lian Qiao Tang help with shingles?

Jing Jie Lian Qiao Tang has sometimes been used by TCM professionals to alleviate the symptoms of herpes zoster

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Sheng Ma Ge Gen Tang

Source date: Craft of Medicines and Patterns for Children

Number of ingredients: 4 herbs

Key actions: Releases the muscle layer . Vents rashes.

Why might Sheng Ma Ge Gen Tang help with shingles?

Sheng Ma Ge Gen Tang has sometimes been used by TCM professionals to alleviate the symptoms of herpes zoster

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Acupuncture points used for shingles