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Sores 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 sores 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 sores is often associated with carbuncles, boils and abdominal pain in the pattern “Toxic Heat”.
Once identified, patterns are treated using medicinal herbs, acupuncture, and other therapies. In the case of sores we’ve identified that a herbal formula called Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin can help treat the patterns behind the symptom.
In Chinese Medicine sores is a symptom for the pattern "Toxic Heat". Below is a small explanation for it with links for more details.
Pulse type(s): Rapid (Shu)
Tongue coating: Yellow coating
Tongue color: Red
Toxic Heat is often treated with Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin, a herbal formula made of 5 herbs (including Honeysuckle Flowers - Jin Yin Hua - as a key herb). Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin belongs to the category of "formulas that clear external abscesses and sores", which might be why it is often recommended for this pattern. Its main action as a formula is: "Clears Heat".
Source date: 1742 AD
Number of ingredients: 5 herbs
Key actions: Clears Heat. Resolves Toxicity. Cools the Blood. Reduces swelling.
Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Toxic Heat' of which sores is a symptom.
Its main actions are: Clears Heat, resolves toxicity, reduces swelling and disperses Stagnation
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.
Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat sores as can be seen on Dittany Root Bark's page.
Its main actions are: Expels Heat and toxicity especially when associated with Dampness. Expels Wind and Dampness.
Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat sores as can be seen on Isatis Leaves's page.
Its main actions are: Clears Heat and toxicity from the Blood. Clears Heat associated with contagious febrile diseases.
Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat sores as can be seen on Hemp Seed's page.
Its main actions are: Moistens the Intestines and unblocks Food Stagnation caused by Dryness. Nourishes the Yin and relieves constipation caused by Yin Deficiency. Cools Heat and aids healing of sores.