Acupuncture for Fungal & Yeast Infections
Though normally not the primary treatment for fungal disease acupuncture can play a part when used together with herbal medicines.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, nails are related to the liver.
Acupuncture treatment for toenails with fungus will strengthen the liver. Optimally, fungus will disappear when new toenails grow. The period for the growth of a new toenail usually take 6 months to one year.
Chinese Herbs for Toenail Fungus
Vaginal and other yeast infections are usually signs of internal damp and heat. This is often due to spleen deficiency which may have roots in dietary imbalance.
The treatment principle used is to clear the damp heat and tonify the Spleen Qi.
Points included Ren 2, 4, Sp 6, 9, St 36, Liver 5.
CV2 • Qu Gu • Conception Vessel 2 Curved Bone. Meeting Point on the Conception Vessel with the Liver Channel.
Location: In the pubic region, on the anterior midline, at the superior border of the symphysis pubis
CV4 • Guan Yuan • Conception Vessel 4 Origin Pass. Front Mu Point of the Small Intestine that connects with Back Shu BL27. Meeting Point on the Conception Vessel with the Spleen, Liver and Kidney Channels.
Location: In the pubic region, on the anterior midline, 2 cun superior to the upper border of the symphysis pubis.
SP6 • San Yin Jiao • Spleen 6 Three Yin Intersection. Meeting Point on the Spleen Channel with the Liver and Kidney Channels.
Location: On the medial leg, 3 cun superior to the medial malleolus, on the posterior border of the tibia.
Contraindication: Do Not Needle If Pregnancy is known or suspected.
SP9 • Yin Ling Quan • Spleen 9 Yin Mound Spring. He Sea Point on the Spleen Channel. Water Point on Earth Meridian.
Location: On the medial leg, on the inferior border of the medial condyle of the tibia, in the depression between the posterior border of the tibia and gastrocnemius muscle.
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINES FOR FUNGUS