Breast Cysts in Chinese Medicine
Many women have breasts that feel lumpy, thick, and tender, especially right before our periods. These symptoms are called fibrocysticbreast changes and are linked to the hormone changes that happen during the menstrual cycle. Each month, a woman’s body gets ready for a possible pregnancy. Releases hormones that signal the breasts to make milk. The mammary glands get bigger, making some women’s breasts feel lumpy and tender. This usually goes away after the period starts. But if they stay it could be a sign of something more serious and a visit to your dr. is in order. In traditional Chinese medicine, any palpable mass is diagnosed as a stagnation of blood and phlegm. Lumps in the upper half of the body, are often characterized by prolonged Liver qi stagnation, with blood and phlegm obstruction. Chinese herbs can be very helpful in this situation, when looking for a more modern day formula to dispel blood qi and phlegm, disperse nodules, move the liver qi, and clear heat look for one containing one or more of the following herbs.
Best Chinese Herbs for Breast Cysts
Chai Hu – Helps to Harmonizes Live Qi stagnation, to help break up stagnation esp in the upper jiao,
Zhi Zi – This herb clears heat and purges fire esp from the Liver channel, this herb also helps to reduce swelling and pain,
Nui Bang Zi – strongly move the qi and clears heat to Relieve pain and swelling