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


Nasal Polyps - Basics

Nasal polyps are sacs of swollen tissue that form in the lining of the nose. A nasal polyp can cause a feeling of the nose being obstructed, mouth breathing, runny nose and reduced sense of smell. Individuals who have asthma, cystic fibrosis, hay fever, chronic sinus infection or aspirin sensitivity have a greater chance of developing nasal polyps.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for nasal polyps.



Nasal Polyps - Questions

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Nasal Polyps - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (5) acupuncture points may be useful for nasal polyps. 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 (1) Formula TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Nasal Polyps

Xin Yi Qing Fei Wan

  • Magnolia Flower Drink To Clear The Lungs
    • Colds and/or allergies with heat signs (yellow mucus and/or fever, etc.).
    • Chronic sinus congestions / issues, chronic sinusitis, chronic rhinitis, loss of smell.
    • Nasal polyps with the right underlying factors.
    • Difficult to resolve sinus issues with thick, sticky mucus.
    • Headaches from sinus congestion.
  • Release the Exterior
  • Release Exterior Disorders with Head and Neck Symptoms
  • Cautions
    • May not be appropriate with heat signs from lung yin deficiency.



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