Sores according to Chinese Medicine

A herbal formula that might help with sores

Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin

Source date: 1742 AD

Number of ingredients: 5 herbs

Key actions: Clears Heat. Resolves Toxicity. Cools the Blood. Reduces swelling.

Why might Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin help with sores?

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

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Acupuncture points used for sores

The five Chinese Medicinal herbs most likely to help treat sores

Why might Semiaquilegia Root Tuber (Tian Kui Zi) help with sores?

Because it is both specifically indicated to treat sores and also because it is an ingredient in herbal formulas known to treat sores as a symptom (such as Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin for instance).

Semiaquilegia Root Tubers is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter and Sweet. It targets the Kidney and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Clears Heat, resolves toxicity, reduces swelling and disperses Stagnation

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Why might Honeysuckle Flower (Jin Yin Hua) help with sores?

Because it is a key herb in Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin, a herbal formula indicated to treat the pattern '' (a pattern with sores as a symptom)

Honeysuckle Flowers is a Cold herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Heart, the Lung and the Stomach.

Its main actions are: Clears Heat and dispels toxicity. Dispels Wind-Heat derived from an External pathogen. Expels Damp-Heat from the Lower Burner. Relieves Carbuncles.

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Why might Pilose Antler (Lu Rong) help with sores?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat sores as can be seen on Pilose Antler's page.

Pilose Antlers is a Warm herb that tastes Salty and Sweet. It targets the Kidney and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Tonifies Kidney Yang and the Governor vessel. Supplies Essence, Qi and Blood and supports growth. Strengthens the sinews and bones. Treats infertility and impotence.

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Why might Japanese Thistle (Da Ji) help with sores?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat sores as can be seen on Japanese Thistle's page.

Japanese Thistle is a Cool herb that tastes Bitter and Sweet. It targets the Heart and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Cools the blood to stop bleeding, removes blood stasis, and disperses swelling

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Why might Tortoise Plastron (Gui Ban) help with sores?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat sores as can be seen on Tortoise Plastron's page.

Tortoise Plastrons is a Cool herb that tastes Salty and Sweet. It targets the Heart, the Kidney and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Nourishes the Yin and holds down the Yang. Strengthens the Kidneys and strengthens the bones. Cools the Blood, stops uterine bleeding. Nourishes the Heart. Promotes Healing.

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