Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment for Excessive Sweating


Sweating is a normal body function. It can help to cool down the body, moisten the skin and excrete metabolic wastes. Sweating normally occurs when a person becomes too hot or in reaction to emotions such as nervousness, anxiety, fear and anger. However, some people sweat a lot without being hot, nervous, or anxious. The sweating usually occurs on the hands, feet, armpits and the head. This is medically known as hyperhidrosis which may be very uncomfortable and embarrassing.

From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, perspiration is transformed by Yang Qi evaporating body fluids especially the blood, then it emerges out of the body through the sweat pores. Excessive sweating occurs when the production of perspiration beyond what is necessary to cool down the body. The problem is related to an overreaction of the sweat glands to both changes in temperatures and to physical and emotional stress.

Yu Ping Feng Wan, also known as Astragalus and Siler Formula or Jade Screen Pill. It is used to invigorate the vital energy to strengthen the body surface resistance and to stop perspiration.

Where to buy: Yu Ping Feng Wan

How to use: Yu Ping Feng Wan can be used in the forms of powder and capsules.

Acupuncture Treatment for Excessive Sweating

Acupuncture is helpful in the treatment of excessive sweating. Before treatment begins, acupuncturist will do an interview with the patient in order to diagnose the disease correctly. There are different forms of excessive sweating in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Although acupuncture can be used to treat excessive sweating, TCM practitioners often use in conjunction with Chinese herbal medicine. In many cases, the only treatment is Chinese herbal medicine.

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