Thin and watery vaginal discharge

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Thin and watery vaginal discharge 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 thin and watery vaginal discharge 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 thin and watery vaginal discharge is often associated with dizziness, tiredness and depression in the pattern “Kidney Yang Deficiency”.

Once identified, patterns are treated using medicinal herbs, acupuncture, and other therapies. In the case of thin and watery vaginal discharge we’ve identified that a herbal formula called Wu Zi Yan Zong Wan can help treat the patterns behind the symptom.

Kidney Yang Deficiency, a "pattern of disharmony" that can cause thin and watery vaginal discharge

In Chinese Medicine thin and watery vaginal discharge is a symptom for the pattern "Kidney Yang Deficiency". Below is a small explanation for it with links for more details.

The Kidneys is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Kidneys in Chinese Medicine

Kidney Yang Deficiency

Pulse type(s): Deep (Chen), Slow (Chi)

Tongue coating: Thin white coating

Tongue color: Pale

Tongue shape: Swollen

Kidney Yang Deficiency causes Internal Cold and weakness.

In addition to thin and watery vaginal discharge, other symptoms associated with Kidney Yang Deficiency include dizziness, tiredness and depression.

From a Western Medicine standpoint Kidney Yang Deficiency is associated with health issues such as Late Menstruation, Menopausal Syndrome or Irregular Menstruation.

Kidney Yang Deficiency is often treated with Ba Wei Di Huang Wan, a herbal formula made of 8 herbs (including Prepared Rehmannia - Shu Di huang - as a key herb). Ba Wei Di Huang Wan belongs to the category of "formulas that nourish yin and tonify", which might be why it is often recommended for this pattern. Its main action as a formula is: "Tonifies Yang".

Read more about Kidney Yang Deficiency here

A herbal formula that might help with thin and watery vaginal discharge

Wu Zi Yan Zong Wan

Source date: 1550 AD

Number of ingredients: 5 herbs

Key actions: Tonifies Kidney Yang. Strengthens the Essence.

Why might Wu Zi Yan Zong Wan help with thin and watery vaginal discharge?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Kidney Yang Deficiency' of which thin and watery vaginal discharge is a symptom.

According to Chinese Medicine, Kidney Yang Deficiency can contribute to many health issues, including Abnormal Vaginal Discharge.

Read more about Wu Zi Yan Zong Wan here

Cuscuta seeds might help with thin and watery vaginal discharge

Why might Cuscuta Seed (Tu Si Zi) help with thin and watery vaginal discharge?

Because it is a key herb in Wu Zi Yan Zong Wan, a herbal formula indicated to treat the pattern '' (a pattern with thin and watery vaginal discharge as a symptom)

Cuscuta Seeds is a Warm herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Spleen, the Kidney and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Tonifies Kidney Yang and Essence. Nourishes the Liver.

Read more about Cuscuta Seeds here

Conditions associated with thin and watery vaginal discharge

Abnormal vaginal discharge