Yeast infection home remedy is one commonly used natural treatment to get rid of yeast infection symptoms. From the perspective of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), herbal remedy for yeast infection is one of major methods that can be taken clinically. However, instead of taking herbal tea, it uses external fumigation method, which is a unique way in the yeast infection home treatment with TCM. In order to get to know about how this old remedy of fumigation works to skin diseases like yeast infections, first it is necessary to make it clear to a few more things.
Yeast infection causes in Traditional Chinese medicine
The causes of yeast infection in women are rather complicated. And the vaginal yeast infection symptoms also vary from person to person. Compared to the conclusion that from west counterparts, generally the Chinese medicine practitioners believes that yeast infections are closely related to internal accumulation of dampness-heat, instead of the popular idea – fungus – primarily Candida albicans. In other words, the interior dampness is the root cause instead of the bugs, which erupts as outer form of heat once the transformed heat from the dampness accumulation reaches a certain degree. Heat comes from latent accumulation of dampness and finally overweight dampness itself, and then yeast infection breaks out.
Female genital is often prone to moisture due to menstruation, vaginal discharge and other factors like bad personal hygiene. Bad personal hygiene is one important step to bad health. Individual bad habits, such as wearing too tight chemical fiber underwear, long-term use of sanitary pads, chemical detergents, the improper use of soap, unclean sexual behavior etc., may result in strong stimulation to local skin, which increase the risk of suffering vaginal yeast infection.
Yeast infection medicine in West
Candida yeast infection is one kind of disease with high recurrence rate clinically. Nowadays, it is very easy to obtain over the counter yeast infection treatment, which is very effective in a short term. However, creams, ointment and lotions and the like often contain the composition of corticosteroid, which can improve the vaginal yeast infection symptoms but there are certain side effects, and can not effectively prevent recurrence.
In addition, a simple corticosteroid treatment might lead to the low immune response from the skin, which, on the contrary, provide hotbed to the breeding of bacteria and fungi. Improper yeast infection medication might result in new skin lesions. In terms of vaginal yeast infection treatment like ointment and lotions, it is hard to treat yeast infection while not lowering skin’s immune response. Therefore, it is not far from the best cure for yeast infection.
Yeast infection home remedy with fumigation
Fumigation has been practiced in ancient and modern China for a long time. Ancient herbalists did not know what fungus and Candida albicans was at all. They had not microscope available to detect microorganism at that time. What they can use is the outer symptoms to judge and even conjecture what was going on inside. The body was a black box for them. But after countless trial and error, they found the relatively safe and effective methods to bring it under control. And then they sum up their experience and developed them into theory.
You might think what they found is wrong from the angle of modern science. However, their efficacy is deniable. Else, modern science is far from explaining all yet. Recently researches had added more convincing evidence already. With the help of modern technology, they found that there are a lot of advantages by using external fumigation as one of home remedies for yeast infections.The active ingredients can be transported and absorbed effectively through skin and mucous, sweat glands, hair follicles, stratum corneum, cells and their clearance;During fumigation, the moist drugs can increase hydration and skin permeability, which in turn accelerate the skin’s absorption of the active ingredients;The rising skin temperature during fumigation renders the skin telangiectasia, promotes blood and lymph circulation, which is conducive to the dissipation of hematoma and edema;The warm stimulation can promote phagocytosis of reticuloendothelial system to enhance metabolism;The local stimulation and drug effects can cause neural reflex to stimulate the body’s own regulatory role. Then the body can produce some kinds of antibodies, thereby enhance immune function to adjust the organs function, prevent and cure diseases in the end.
Herbs that used in yeast infection home treatment
Herbs that commonly used in yeast infection home remedy are Bai Bu (Radix Stemonae), Di Fu Zi (Broom Cypress, Kochia Fruit), She Chuang Zi (Cnidium monnieri seed), Bai Xian Pi (Dictamnus Root Bark) and Ku Shen (Sophora Root) and so on. However, knowing the name of herbs is far from enough to achieve a successful yeast infection home treatment yet. Next more details about these herbs and formula principle will be introduced soon.