Oral Thrush is a fungal disease of the mouth. The fungus type that is involving in this disease is candida albicans. It is part of the normal flora of our mouth but with the right conditions can cause disorder.
The symptoms of thrush are :
Raised white areas in mouth . – Difficulty swallowing
Feeling that something is stuck in throat
Thrush disorder occur because of a weakened body immune system. A weakened immune system can be caused by certain medications, cancer treatment, and certain medical condition like AIDS.3
Related Acupuncture Points :
SP6 ST36 K3 K5 LIV3 SP9 LI4 LIV3 LI11 REN3 REN4 ST25
Acupuncture Treatment For Thrush
Before performing acupuncture treatment, an acupuncturist must establish the disease pattern in order to perform the appropriate treatment. According to the traditional chinese treatment method, thrush occurs due to the existence of damp heat. This condition is due to the spleen or stomach damage. The dampness, which is heavy will accumulated and cause many diseases including thrush. The acupuncture treatment cures the disease by strengthening the spleen, regulate the flow of qi and eliminating damp heat.
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- Oral Thrush Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment – WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/what-is-thrush#1
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- Acupuncture.Com – Treatment of Candidiasis by TCM, http://www.acupuncture.com/Conditions/candidiac.htm