Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Food Poisoning - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

Food Poisoning - Basics

Food poisoning occurs when a person ingests food that contains a parasite, bacteria, virus or toxin, resulting in illness. Symptoms of food poisoning usually begin within 2 to 6 hours after eating or drinking the contaminated food or water, and include abdominal pain and cramps, vomiting, nausea, dehydration, fever and diarrhea.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for food poisoning.

Food Poisoning - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating food poisoning. For a complete list from our store with more details see our food poisoning formula section.

Food Poisoning - Questions

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Food Poisoning - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (1) acupuncture point may be useful for food poisoning. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)

Food Poisoning - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (1) chinese herb may be useful for food poisoning. In most cases, however, treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine is done with herbal formulas based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting herbs by function alone. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.

The following (2) Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Food Poisoning

Bao He Wan

  • Preserve Harmony Pills
    • Epigastric and or abdominal fullness or painful distention after meals.
    • Acid reflux, belching, vomiting with possible aversion to food due to food stagnation.
    • This formula can also be used for acute food poisoning.
  • Reduce Food Stagnation
  • Cautions
  • Use with caution with weak or qi deficient patients.

Bao Ji Wan

  • Protect and Relieve Pills
    • Cramping and/or painful distension of the abdomen.
    • Foul smelling belching or gas with diarrhea due to heat in the intestine.
    • May alleviate some hangover symptoms.
    • Also useful to treat food poisoning. 
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Heat From The Organs

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