Swelling in the ears according to Chinese Medicine

A herbal formula that might help with swelling in the ears

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 swelling in the ears?

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

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Acupuncture points used for swelling in the ears

Chinese Gentian might help with swelling in the ears

Why might Chinese Gentian (Long Dan Cao) help with swelling in the ears?

Because it is a key herb in Long Dan Xie Gan Tang, a herbal formula indicated to treat the pattern '' (a pattern with swelling in the ears as a symptom)

Chinese Gentian is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter. It targets the Gallbladder, the Heart, the Large intestine, the Liver and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Expels Damp-Heat especially in the Liver and Gallbladder Meridians. Clears Liver-Fire. Clears Liver-Wind.

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