Cysts

Causes of Cysts in Chinese Medicine

Many people ask what herbs or acupressure will remove their cyst; in Chinese medicine you must first determine what caused the cyst to effectively resolve this condition. This is not difficult when you break down the different patterns that may lead to a cyst formation as explained here. A treatment strategy would likely include the use of acupressure, topical herbs, and herbal supplements as cysts tend to have an element of Dampness; and Internal Dampness is tenacious!

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Acupressure Points for Cysts

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Patterns of Imbalance that Cause Cysts in Chinese Medicine

Understanding the Yin-Yang nature of cysts can help you understand how to get rid of a cyst effectively. It is important to note that cysts may alternate between Hot and Cold and would be addressed accordingly.

Kidney Yang Deficiency Causing Cold-Damp Type Cystskidney yang essential oils

Without sufficient warming Yang qualities in the body, it is possible for Damp conditions to accumulate, one being fluid-filled cysts. Yang Deficiency would present with Coldness in the body with a swollen tongue. While these cyst would most commonly have clear fluid to begin with it is possible for the cyst to become infected over time. Learn all of the indications of Kidney Yang Deficiency here to determine if this bodily imbalance led to the formation of cysts. Consider our Kidney Yang Plaster, our organic Ancestor Treasure Formula, and our topical Cyst Plaster #1!

Spleen Qi Deficiency Causing Cold-Damp Type Cysts

The Spleen Qi governs over fluid metabolism in the body and Spleen Qi Deficiency must be considered when fluid-filled cysts develop. Qi is also Yang in nature and it is not unusual for both Yang Deficiency and Qi Deficiency to develop at the same time. With Spleen Qi Deficiency one would expect digestive issues, loose BM's, and teeth marks on the sides of the tongue. Learn all of the indications of Spleen Qi Deficiency here. Consider our Restore the Middle Way Formula and our topical topical Cyst Plaster #1!

Blood and Qi Stagnation Causing Damp-Heat Type Cystsliver detox remedy with essential oils

If Cysts are inflamed, hot, or infected than "Heat" would be indicated in Chinese medicine. Yin-Yang Theory of Chinese medicine dictates that if stagnation of Qi and Blood persist, a cold condition can begin to heat up; so, even a cyst that came from a Cold, deficient condition can eventually fester into an infection if not resolved in a timely manner. Qi and Blood Stagnation can have many causes, but Liver Qi Stagnation would be the first culprit to consider. For these types of cysts one would apply our Cyst Plaster #2 and use our organic Peaceful Warrior formula.

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Types of Cysts and Chinese Medicine

Use protocols described above.

Bartholin's Cyst Natural Therapy

This is an annoying condition for women that typically presents as Damp-Heat. It typically requires topical remedies, daily acupressure, and internal herbs if patterns of imbalance are present to experience long-term relief. Consider Cyst Plaster #2 our Restore the Middle Way Formula,and use our organic Peaceful Warrior formula along with daily acupressure as described above.

Breast Cystbreast topical essential oils

Benign breast cysts are typically Damp-Cold in nature. However, extra care should be taken as one does not want accumulation of any type to form in the breast tissue. Learn more about natural breast health care linked here.

Ganglion Cyst

These are due to Blood and Qi Stagnation according to Chinese medicine. Apply our Trauma 2 Dit Dat Jow several times per day along with acupressure to move break up Blood and Qi Stagnation.

Ingrown Hair

There are two considerations to make when trying to get rid of an ingrown hair: 1st one would want to draw out the hair to the surface using our topical all-natural Drawing Salve. 2nd one would want to clear up any Damp-Heat and Puss with the Cyst #2 Plaster if infection is present.

Ovarian Cyst

Please refer to our extensive article explaining Chinese medicine and ovarian cysts linked here!

Other Cysts

Use protocols previously discussed depending on how they present.

  • Pilar Cyst
  • Popiteal Cyst
  • Sebacious Cyst 

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References

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Lim CED, Ng RWC, Cheng NCL, et al. Acupuncture for polycystic ovarian syndrome. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2019;7:Cd007689. 

Chen H, Lim CED. The efficacy of using acupuncture in managing polycystic ovarian syndrome. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 2019;31:428–32.

Moini Jazani A, Nasimi Doost Azgomi H, Nasimi Doost Azgomi A, Nasimi Doost Azgomi R. A comprehensive review of clinical studies with herbal medicine on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Daru. 2019;27(2):863-877. doi:10.1007/s40199-019-00312-0

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