Collection: Reduce Swellings
Reducing swellings is a common goal in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Swelling can occur due to a variety of reasons, including injury, infection, or inflammation. In TCM, the goal is to restore balance to the body's bioenergy, or qi, in order to promote healing and alleviate symptoms.
There are several herbs and practices that are commonly used in TCM to reduce swellings. One such herb is Hu Zhang (also known as Polygonum cuspidatum or Japanese knotweed). This herb is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and is often used to reduce swelling and ease pain. Other herbs that may be used for this purpose include Tu Fu Ling (Sargassum) and Yin Chen Hao (Artemisia capillaries).
Acupuncture and moxibustion (a heat therapy using moxa, a dried herb) are also commonly used in TCM to reduce swellings. Acupuncture points that are often used for this purpose include those located on the arms, legs, and torso.
In addition to herbs and acupuncture, TCM practitioners may also recommend lifestyle and dietary modifications to help reduce swelling. For example, avoiding cold and damp environments, getting plenty of rest, and eating a healthy diet rich in whole foods may all be recommended.
It is important to note that TCM is a comprehensive system of healing and treatment plans are individualized to meet the specific needs of each person. It is always best to consult with a qualified TCM practitioner to determine the best course of treatment for your specific health concerns.