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Shrinking of the vagina 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 shrinking of the vagina 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 shrinking of the vagina is often associated with testicular pain, contraction of the scrotum and feeling of cold in the pattern “Stagnation of Cold in the Liver Channel”.
Once identified, patterns are treated using medicinal herbs, acupuncture, and other therapies. In the case of shrinking of the vagina we’ve identified that a herbal formula called Nuan Gan Jian can help treat the patterns behind the symptom.
In Chinese Medicine shrinking of the vagina is a symptom for the pattern "Stagnation of Cold in the Liver Channel". Below is a small explanation for it with links for more details.
The Liver is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Liver in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Deep (Chen), Slow (Chi), Wiry (Xian)
Stagnation of Cold in the Liver Channel is often treated with Nuan Gan Jian, a herbal formula made of 8 herbs (including Fennel Seeds - Xiao Hui Xiang - as a key herb). Nuan Gan Jian belongs to the category of "formulas that promote qi movement", which might be why it is often recommended for this pattern. Its main action as a formula is: "Warms the Liver and Kidneys".
Source date: 1624 AD
Number of ingredients: 8 herbs
Key actions: Warms the Liver and Kidneys. Promotes the movement of Qi. Alleviates pain.
Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Stagnation of Cold in the Liver Channel' of which shrinking of the vagina is a symptom.
Its main actions are: Expels Cold and relieves pain. Regulates Qi of the Stomach.
Its main actions are: Warms the Spleen and Kidneys and tonifies the Yang. Expels Cold, Warms the meridians, promotes circulation of Qi and Blood and relieves pain. Used with tonics to assist in the generation of Qi and Blood.