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


Leukorrhea - Basics

Leukorrhea is the medical term used to describe a white or yellowish vaginal discharge. Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Leukorrhea.


Leukorrhea - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of leukorrhea 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 leukorrhea:



Leukorrhea - Acupuncture Protocols

The treatment of conditions with acupuncture can be a complicated endeavor that should only be undertaken by individuals with a deep understanding of the underlying Chinese Medicine theory (and/or whatever system being used for treatment). There are many approaches, but generally speaking few viable approaches are involved on a point to condition basis. Rather using proper diagnostic procedures the patients diagnostic pattern is ascertained and that is what is treated. The protocols listed here exemplify some of these clinical approaches.

The following Acupuncture Treatment Protocols May Be Used With Leukorrhea


Leukorrhea - Formulas From Our Store

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


Leukorrhea - Questions

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Leukorrhea - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (14) acupuncture points may be useful for leukorrhea. 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.)



Leukorrhea - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (12) chinese herbs may be useful for leukorrhea. 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 (7) Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Leukorrhea

Ba Wei Dai Xia Fang

  • Eight Herb Powder for Vaginal Discharge
    • Clearing damp heat in the lower warmer, particularly with underlying blood deficiency - vaginal disharge, vaginal itching, vaginal inflammation along with constipation, possibly anemia, low back pain, and/or abdominal pain.  Leukorrhea may be yellow, white or red.
    • Gonorrhea, syphilis.
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Damp-Heat

Ba Zheng Wan

  • Eight Herb Powder for Rectification
    • Painful urination when it arises from damp heat syndrome - urinary tract infections, leukorrhea, cystitis.
    • Prostatitis when from damp heat.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Clear Damp-Heat
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Generally not for long-term use as it can lead to deficiency.
    • Avoid during pregnancy.

Bi Xie Feng Qing Yin Wan

  • Dioscorea Formula To Separate The Clear
    • Generally for painful urination issues (gao lin) that arises from kidney yang deficiency.
    • With related kidney yang deficiency pattern - chronic urinary tract infections, leukorrhea, vaginal thrush.
    • Chronic prostatitis, particularly with white and cloudy urine.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in cases arising from bladder damp heat - ba zheng wan or san jin wan would likely be better.

Long Dan Xie Gan Wan

  • Gentiana Purge Liver Formula
    • Hypochondriac pain, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, easily angered, headache, dizziness, red, and possibly sore, eyes resulting from liver fire rising.
    • Urinary symptoms such as painful, hot urination perhaps with swollen genitalia, dark and/or turbid urine from damp heat accumulation in the lower jiao.
    • Leukorrhea of yellow color with a strong odor.
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Heat From The Organs
  • Cautions
    • Not for long term use.
    • Not for patients who present with yin, yang, and/or blood deficiency.
    • Use with caution with patients that present with spleen qi deficiency.

Si Miao Wan

  • Four Marvels Powder
    • Damp-Heat Bi-Syndromes in Chinese Medicine terms - arthritis with hot swollen joints. With the right underlying diagnosis both osteo-arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis would respond.
    • Gout.
    • Weakness and/or atrophy in the lower body with swelling.
    • Leukorrhea and other heat related discharge.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Clear Damp-Heat
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid in pregnancy.
    • Avoid in deficiency cases.
    • Generally not suitable for arthritis with cold/deficient signs.

Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan

Yu Dai Wan

  • Cure Discharge Leucorrhea Pill
    • Abnormal vaginal discharge - yellow or green colour, cottage-cheese like texture and foul smelling.
    • Painful urination, burning, increased urgency/frequency. 
    • Yeast infection.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Clear Damp-Heat



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