Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Food Poisoning

What Is Food Poisoning?


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.

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Bao He Wan (Preserve Harmony Pills)

Clinical Usages

  • 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.

    Clinical Categorization


      Use with caution with weak or qi deficient patients.

        Bao Ji Wan (Protect and Relieve Pills)

        Clinical Usages

        • 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. 

          Clinical Categorization

          Xiang Lian Wan (Aucklandia and Coptis Pills)

          Clinical Usages

          • Diarrhea expecially with bright blood or mucus and foul smelling resuling from damp heat.
          • Nausea, abdominal cramps or bloating, with possible loss of appetite from damp accumulation.
          • Vomitting, hiccups, excessive belching, acid reflux due to rebellious stomach qi and heat.
          • The modifications in Jia Wei Xiang Lian Wan add more movement and stronger heat clearing from the base.

            Clinical Categorization


            • Use with caution during pregnancy.

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