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


Mastitis - Basics

Mastitis is the term used to describe an infection in the tissue of one or both breasts. Typically occurring in women who are breastfeeding, Mastitis causes inflammation of the tissue, which applies pressure to the milk ducts. Symptoms of Mastitis include lumps in or around the infected area, pain and tenderness in one breast, fever and skin irritation.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Mastitis.



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Mastitis - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (6) acupuncture points may be useful for mastitis. 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.)




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

Jing Fang Bai Du Wan

  • Schizonepeta and Siler Powder to Overcome Pathogenic Influences
    • Early stages of disease arising from wind cold damp - common cold, flu, bronchitis, mumps.
    • Early stages of skin diseases - boils, carbuncles, eczema, dermatitis with the right underlying factors.
    • Mastitis arising from cold/damp.
  • Release the Exterior
  • Release Exterior Cold
  • Cautions
    • Avoid with issues arising from wind-heat, possibly yin qiao would be far more suitable.

Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin Wan

  • Immortals Formula For Sustaining Life
    • Generally for short-term use with early stage heat toxins - sores, carbuncles, boils, styes, acne. ¬†Swollen and painful skin lesions with other heat signs (chills/fever).¬†
    • Breast abscesses, mastitis.
    • Uses for rheumatoid arthritis and/or psoriasis with the right underlying diagnosis.
    • Internal abscesses from blood stasis.
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity
  • Cautions
    • Generally not for long-term use.
    • Use with caution with spleen qi deficiency.
    • Avoid with yin fire.



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