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What is a toxic heat condition?

Likely you have recently purchased Yin-care®’s Herbal wash and you are wondering what in the world is meant by the term toxic heat and do you have it? Or maybe your practitioner already shared with you that you do have the Chinese medical diagnosis of toxic heat and yet that term was not described to you.  Toxic heat is an advanced pathogenic stage of damp and damp-heat. It can often be associated with unhealthy discharge and vaginal odor.

Generally once toxic heat has been established in the vaginal microbiome, the practitioner is recommending using a higher concentration of Yin-care®’s Herbal wash be used. One of the western medical diagnoses that can take hold during a toxic heat condition is HPV (human papilloma virus). Though Yin-care®’s Herbal wash does not treat HPV, it can be used to clear up the toxic heat root cause which can then assist in the clearing of hpv.

Toxic heat treatment requires that Yin-care®’s Herbal wash be used at a 66% concentration which is really very concentrated. We ask that you are certain that you are treating toxic heat prior to using Yin-care®’s Herbal wash at this high a concentration.

Toxic heat issues can be focused on the cervix, inside the vaginal cavity, externally on the labia etc. So the application is going to be slightly different depending on what area the issue is focused on. If it is on the cervix, then you will want to get a 60% compress up on the cervix. There is a protocol that is used for cervical issues and we highly recommend working with a practitioner as it relates to this type of application. You will have to do three courses of days nights wearing a tampon compress. We do not detail this in full here. However, we will show you how to create that 60% dilution and the tampon compress here:


External Toxic Heat Conditions

If you have a toxic heat condition externally, please use the same directions on creating the 66% dilution, and then use a cotton pad to apply to the area where there toxic heat is located.  It is extremely important that you recognize that Yin-care®’s Herbal wash is both an essential oil based extraction of herbs as well as a water based extraction. Knowing that, as you can imagine, applying this high concentration at 66% could be problematic if it is left on too long depending on where the issue is. You do not want to irritate the surrounding tissue by the application at this high a concentration. We highly recommend strategizing how to do this with your practitioner. If you do not have a practitioner, please check here on our Practitioner Resource page for people you can work with who are familiar with Yin-care®’s Herbal Wash. You will also have to know how long it should be left on and how many times a day and for how many days. For this we will be unable to assist as there could be countless areas on which you may have this issue and the application will be very different for each one.

Tampon Compress Protocol for Cervical Toxic Heat

Generally speaking the protocol for cervical application is 10 days with the application being on the cervix at nighttime during sleep.  So apply the compress before bed, and remove the tampon when you wake up in the morning.
Do this for 10 days and then stop.  Wait for 7-10 days (you can time this with your period if you are having one so that your period will fall during the days off). Repeat this 10 day application 3 times and then go in to re-test for whatever challenge you are experiencing.

How do I gauge if it’s working?

This is going to be very individual with a toxic heat condition as we have explained the toxic heat can be located in so many different locations. Toxic heat conditions do take longer to resolve than a regular damp or damp-heat condition and it may be something that is challenging to notice visually if there is resolution. Obviously if you are having discharge or odor that is not your normal scent and that improves, then this is a sign that things are working. If you have a toxic heat condition that has been diagnosed by a lab test, you will not know if that has resolved until the full course of treatment that has been recommended by your practitioner has been followed and a re-test has been requested.  Many of our patients at YAO Clinic under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Hudson, DAOM, LAc are instructed to make dietary changes and may also be prescribed internal Chinese herbal medicines. It may be that if you are not improving that other factors are at play. We would highly recommend that you choose to work with a Chinese Medical practitioner to assess what else might be going on and what can be done.

Has this been helpful?

We certainly wish that this article has been helpful to you. If you do require any further assistance or have any other questions, please feel free to take a look at our Practitioner Resource page that is coming soon here or alternatively, reach out to Contact Us! We wish you much success with Yin-care®’ Herbal Wash!