Collection: Expel Pus
What Does it Mean to Expel Pus in TCM?
Expelling pus in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) refers to the process of eliminating pus from the body, typically from areas such as the skin, joints, or respiratory system. Pus is a thick, yellowish or greenish fluid that is often a sign of infection or inflammation, and expelling it may be recommended to help clear heat, resolve toxins, and support the body's natural healing process.
How is Pus Expelled in TCM?
There are several ways to expel pus in TCM, including the use of herbs, acupuncture, and lifestyle changes. Herbs that are commonly used to expel pus include those that are bitter, cold, and diuretic, such as coptis, scute, and plantain seed. Acupuncture may be used to stimulate points that are associated with the organs and channels involved in the production and elimination of pus, such as the Lungs, Large Intestine, and Stomach. Lifestyle changes, such as improving diet, increasing physical activity, and reducing stress, may also help to support the body's natural healing process and expel pus.