Resolving dampness in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) refers to the process of eliminating excess dampness from the body. Dampness is a type of excess that is associated with sluggishness, heaviness, and swelling, and may be caused by factors such as a sedentary lifestyle, an unhealthy diet, or a lack of physical activity. Resolving dampness may be recommended for individuals experiencing patterns such as Damp-Heat or Dampness, and may involve the use of herbs, acupuncture, and lifestyle changes.
How is Dampness Resolved in TCM?
There are several ways to resolve dampness in TCM, including the use of herbs, acupuncture, and lifestyle changes. Herbs that are commonly used to resolve dampness include those that are bitter, cold, and diuretic, such as coptis, scute, and plantain seed. Acupuncture may be used to stimulate points that are associated with the organs and channels involved in the production and elimination of dampness, such as the Spleen, Stomach, and Large Intestine. Lifestyle changes, such as improving diet, increasing physical activity, and reducing stress, may also help to resolve dampness and support overall health and wellness.