Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Halitosis (Bad Breath)

What Is Halitosis (Bad Breath)?

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Halitosis (Bad Breath) - Basics

Halitosis, or bad breath, refers to an unpleasant odor of the breath and can be the symptom of several different conditions. Commonly, halitosis is the result of an oral issue such as dry mouth, poor dental hygiene and/or infection. However, bad breath can be a sign of a more serious underlying problem including respiratory tract infection, trimethylaminuria and other conditions.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Halitosis.

What Patterns Are Related To Halitosis (Bad Breath)?

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Halitosis (Bad Breath) - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of halitosis (bad breath) 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 halitosis (bad breath):

Stomach Fire

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Clinical Usages

  • Dispels wind heat, clear toxic heat - generally used short-term for inflammatory conditions of the face, mouth, head - sore throat, conjunctivitis, acne, swollen gums.
  • Can be a supportive formula for liver fire conditions resulting in headache, tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo.
  • A range of yang ming heat issues - constipation, halitosis, gingivitis.

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