Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Furuncles (Boils)

What Is Furuncles (Boils)?


Furuncles (Boils) - Basics

Furuncles (Boils) are painful pus-filled bumps on the skin resulting from the deep infection of a hair follicle.

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

What Patterns Are Related To Furuncles (Boils)?


Furuncles (Boils) - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of furuncles (boils) generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of furuncles (boils):

Heat in the BloodLiver Wind

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Ma Ying Long (Musk Hemorrhoid Ointment)

Clinical Usages

  • Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of damp-heat and toxins in the lower jiao - possibly bleeding hemorrhoids, pain, rectal prolapse, anal itching.  Shrinks swollen tissue, helps to remove decayed tissue and stimulate new growth.  Available as a cream and suppositories and may be combined with other oral formulas depending on the needs of the patient.

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