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Pelvic Inflammation Disease (PID) is defined as a condition brought on by the inflammation or infection of the female uterus, fallopian tubes, and/or ovaries because of scars and adhesion in the pelvic area which then prevents the implantation of the fertilized egg during the organic pregnancy procedure. It affects more than 1 million women in U.S. each month and the majority of them are in their teens and twenties. Over 100,000 women become infertile in the US alone annually.

Traditionele Chinese Geneeskunde

In traditional Chinese medicine, PID is categorized as a disease of a woman’s reproductive system. While traditional medicine focuses on using antibiotics to destroy the invasion of bacteria, viruses, virus, and so on, in the disease or inflammation area. Traditional Chinese medicine treats the problem as some Little changes in the women’s ecosystem which causes PID, resulting in itching in the genital region, abnormal vaginal discharge, and stomach cramps and pain

Causes and Diagnosis of PID


Traditional Chinese medicine views PID as a condition of genital itching and leukorrhea (it’s a medical term which refers to a thick, whitish vaginal discharge) due to the dysfunction of the liver, kidney, and Spleen. It considers pelvic inflammation disease is brought on by moist heat moving downward and amassing in the pelvic area as a consequence of liver stagnation and/or spleen yin kidney or deficiency deficiency, resulting in blood and qi deficiency and/or stagnation. Therefore treating PID is focused on the identification of vaginal discharges.

Diagnosis of vaginal discharges

      • Diagnosis. It’s caused by the inability of the kidney to function in fluid supply
      • Vaginal discharge is colorless, odourless, sticky and causes vaginal dryness, because of dampness accumulation as a consequence of spleen yin deficiency which disrupts the kidney function in fluid supply.

Spleen deficiency with moist heat

      • Diagnosis. If there’s dampness, they create heat because of high humidity.
      • Vagina discharge. Discharge is colorless and foul-smelling

Kidney yang deficiency

      • Diagnosis. Spleen yang deficiency is the inability of the kidney in regulating fluid supply, resulting in fluids going down to the pelvic area.
      • Vaginal discharge. Discharge is overly white or light yellow, sticky and odourless.

Kidney and liver yin deficiency

      • Diagnosis. Kidney and liver yin deficiency causes excessive yang in the liver that affects the number of fluids in moistening the liver, resulting in the abnormal function of liver in blood formation.
      • Vaginal discharge. Discharge is thick, whitish vaginal discharge, rigid and sharp back pain and vaginal dryness.

Damp heat accumulated in kidney stations

      •  Diagnosis. If the qi running through the kidney channels are blocked because of kidney qi deficiency, it causes fluid retention from the stations, resulting in excessive accumulation of dampness and heat.
      • Vaginal discharge. Vaginal discharge is white and red

Chinese herbal Treatments

Spleen deficiency with moist

      • Bai zhu is also called white atractylodes rhizome. It’s warm in nature and can be used to deal with spleen deficiency yang because of fluid accumulation.
      • Shan yao is also referred to as Chinese yam and is neutral in character. It’s been used to tonify spleen yin and qi, and it eliminates moist.
      • Ren sheng is also called radix ginseng. It is among the most popular herbs and has been used for more than centuries in treating qi deficiency and abnormal bleeding from the vagina because of disease and inflammation.
      • Cang zhu is also referred to as rhizoma atractylodis. It’s been used in TCM in treating yeast infection, dampness and strengthening the stomach in food digestion.
      • Che qian zi is also called plantago seeds. It can help to drain dampness works through urination.

Spleen deficiency with moist heat

      • Huang bai is also referred to as the amur cork tree bark and is bitter in character. It’s been used to clear heat and dry dampness.
      • Long dan cao is also called bitter origin or bitterwort, it’s bitter and cold in nature and can be used in TCM for clearing damp warmth and dry vaginal discharge due to painful-swollen genitals.
      • Xiang fu is also called nut grass rhizome and continues to be used to regulate and strengthen qi motion, and treat abnormal menstruation because of the liver’s strange function.

Kidney yang deficiency

      • Zhi fu zi is also called radix aconiti lateralis preparata. It’s been used to fortify yang, and to dispell cold and wind.
      • Du zhong is also referred to as ecommia barkwarm and has been used to market and regulate the flow of qi and blood.
      • Shu di huang is also called Chinese fox glove. It’s hot in nature and can be used to nourish blood and tonify kidney yang and nature.
      • Shan yao (See Above)
      • Hai piao xiao is cuttlefish bone. It’s hot in nature and has been used in TCM in preventing uterine bleeding with vaginal discharge and boosting the kidney yang.

Kidney and liver yin deficiency

      • Shu di huang (See above)
      • Shan yao (see above)
      • Zhi mu is also referred to as anemarrhena rhizomec and has been used to clean empty flame from the kidney due to high humidity and liver fire.
      • Fu ling is also called Indian bread or matsuhodo. The herb has been used to promote urinary secretion by draining fire .
      • Ze xie is also known as water plantain (Same function as fu ling)

Damp heat accumulated in liver stations

      • Long dan cao (See above)
      • Chai hu is also referred to as Chinese thoroughwax or hare ear root, it’s cool in character and has been used as a treatment for liver qi stagnation and to clear liver warmth.
      • Mu tong is also referred to as akebia caulis, it’s been used to drain fire and dampness during urination.
      • Dang qui is also referred to as Chinese angelica root. It’s been used for more than thousands of years in China for treating women’s reproductive disease by nourishing blood yin.
      • Qian shi is also referred to as euryale seed and it’s been used as a treatment for damp heat, and also to remove thick, whitish vaginal discharge.