TOOTHACHE

Clinical Manifestations
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Acute onset of a toothache with a contracting feeling
  • Aggravation of pain when eating cold food or drinks
  • Pain alleviated from eating warm food and drinks
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Itching or tickling in the throat
  • Cough with expectoration of thin, watery or frothy white sputum
  • Chills with low grade fever
  • Anhidrosis
  • No thirst
  • Headache
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Blocked and / or runny nose with clear, watery nasal discharge
  • Sneezing
  • General body aches
  • Maybe asthma
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin, white and moist
  • P: Superficial and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Wind
  • Dispel Cold
  • Ventilate the Lungs
  • Resolve Phlegm
  • Stop pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever and chills with fever increasing and chills decreasing
  • Headache
  • Anhidrosis
  • Stiffness and pain of the extremities
  • Orbital pain
  • Eye pain
  • Shoulder and neck tension
  • Dry nasal passages
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Thirst
  • Epistaxis
  • Toothache
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Floating and slightly flooding
Treatment Principle
  • Dispel Wind
  • Release the muscle layer
  • Clear Interior Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Profuse perspiration
  • Great thirst with a desire to drink
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dryness
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Toothache
  • Bleeding gums
  • Feverish body parts
  • Red face
  • Dry stools
  • No constipation
  • No aversion to Cold
  • T: Red, dry
  • C: Dry yellow
  • P: Rolling and rapid (gigantic)
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Reduce fever
  • Moisten and replenish fluids
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Intermittent stabbing pain in the teeth
  • Foul breath
  • Dislike of warm drinks
  • Swollen gums
  • High fever (sometimes rises and falls)
  • Great thirst
  • Profuse perspiration
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Abdominal pain (worse with pressure)
  • Abdominal distension
  • Dryness
  • Constipation (hard dry knots)
  • Dislikes pressure
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Mental disturbance:
    Mentally unclear
    Delirious speech
  • T: Red and dry, or black and moist
  • C: Thick yellow or dry yellow
  • P: Deep, strong and forceful
Treatment Principle
  • Purge
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Toothache
  • Previous history of Yin, Jin Ye, or Blood Deficiency
  • Previous history of Yang Ming
  • Fluid and Yin depleted
  • Anhidrosis
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Dryness
  • Constipation
  • Dry stools that cannot easily be expelled, even with purgatives
  • Thirst
  • Distention and fullness of the epigastrium and abdomen
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry lips
  • T: Red, dry and thin
  • C: Little or None or thin and yellow or Burnt and yellow
  • P: Thready and slightly rapid or weak and forceless
Treatment Principle
  • Moisten and Lubricate
  • Nourish Yin and Fluids
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Acute onset of toothache
  • Pain is aggravated by hot food
  • Pain alleviated by cold food and drinks
  • Gingival swelling and pain
  • Pain severe when breathing in through the mouth
  • Coughing with thick, sticky, yellow sputum
  • Sore, red, swollen throat
  • Thirst with a desire to drink cold liquids
  • Runny or blocked nose with thick, yellow discharge
  • Fever with perspiration
  • Slight chills
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Headache
  • Maybe dyspnea with flared nostrils
  • Maybe chest pain
  • Constipation
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Superficial and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Wind
  • Clear Heat
  • Ventilate the Lungs
  • Stop pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache
  • Red eyes
  • Pain and swelling of the throat and gums
  • Ulcerations of the mouth and tongue
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Constipation
  • Toothache
  • T: Red and prickly
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Floating and rapid or Rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Relieve toxicity
  • Release Wind-Heat from the Exterior
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Lingering fever from a febrile disease
  • Vomiting
  • Irritability
  • Thirst with a desire to drink
  • Parched mouth, lips and throat
  • Choking cough
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Anorexia
  • Profuse perspiration
  • A dry mouth
  • Indigestion
  • Toothache
  • Listlessness
  • Chest oppression
  • Ulcerations of the mouth
  • Coarse skin
  • Cough
  • Night sweats
  • Stifling sensation in the chest or epigastrium
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Rapid and Deficient or Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Generate fluids
  • Tonify Qi
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Moisten the Lungs
Herb Formulas
Points

Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever - sometimes tidal
  • Profuse sweat
  • Great thirst with desire to drink
  • Acute constant abdominal pain
  • Worse with pressure
  • Distension and fullness in the Stomach and abdomen
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Dryness
  • Restlessness
  • Excess symptoms
  • Constipation with dry knots
  • Sweat
  • Mental disturbance
  • Delirium
  • T:  Red or Dark red
    Severe: Gray or Black
  • C: Thick, yellow or Dry, yellow
  • P:  Forceful and deep or Deep and slow
Treatment Principle
  • Purge
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Toothache
  • Alternating chills and fever
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Thirst
  • Dry throat
  • Rib pain (doesn't like touch)
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hypogastric pain and distension
  • Constipation with Heat in the Upper Jiao
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Rapid and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Relieve Gall Bladder Heat
  • Pacify the Liver and Gall Bladder
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Knotted constipation or
  • Watery, thin diarrhea
  • Burning hot sensation in the anus
  • Abdominal distention and pain (dislikes pressure)
  • High fever or infantile tidal fever
  • Hands and feet dripping with perspiration
  • Vomiting
  • Irritating thirst
  • Delirium
  • T: Pink, maybe prickles or Red
  • C: Thick, yellow and dry
  • P: Deep and Excess
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Excess Heat with bitter, cold, strong purgative herbs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Swelling and inflammation of the gums with or without pus
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Bad breath
  • Sore throat
  • Toothache
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Dysuria
  • Bleeding from the gums
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Yellow-green
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Generate Fluids
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Toothache
  • Swelling, pain, ulceration and bleeding of gums
  • Burning Heat and pain in the epigastrium
  • Irritating thirst: drinks copious fluids and prefers cold drinks
  • Dry mouth
  • Excessive appetite: hungry again quickly after eating (as if food vanishes)
  • Foul breath
  • Abdominal pain
  • Restlessness
  • Maybe vomiting right after eating
  • Vomiting acid or undigested food
  • Constipation
  • Maybe scanty, red urine
  • T: Red
  • C: Thick, yellow and dry
  • P: Slippery, big, Excess and rapid or Forceful and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear and Purge Stomach Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Ulceration, erosion, and pain of mouth and tongue
  • Thirst with a desire for cold drinks
  • Irritability
  • Irascibility
  • Feeling of Heat and disturbance in the Heart
  • Insomnia
  • Flushed face
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • T: Red tip with ulcers especially on the tip
  • P: Excess and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Purge Fire
  • Calm the Shen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic toothache with intermittent aggravation
  • Pain alleviated by warmth
  • Loose teeth
  • No redness or swelling of the gums
  • Excessive salivation
  • Lumbago: low back feels cold, weak and aching
  • Feeling chilled
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Cold limbs
  • General debility
  • Pale face
  • Urinary frequency with abundant, clear urine or
  • Oliguria with edema
  • Maybe nocturia
  • Lassitude
  • Withdrawn, subdued behavior
  • Knees feel cold and aching
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Impotence
  • Spermatorrhea
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Low libido
  • Female infertility ("uterus cold and infertile")
  • Maybe anorexia
  • Maybe loose stools
  • Maybe chronic diarrhea or "cock crow" diarrhea
  • T: Pale and swollen
  • C: Thin, moist and white
  • P: Deep and thready - maybe slow
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Reinforce Kidney Yang
  • Eliminate Cold
  • Stop pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Low back, knees and legs painful and weak
  • Foot pain
  • Light-headedness
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Diminished hearing
  • Five sole Heat
  • Chronic dry, sore throat
  • Toothache
  • Wasting and thirsting disorder (Xiao Ke)
  • Dizziness
  • Muscular weakness
  • Dry skin
  • Deafness
  • Steaming bones
  • Tidal fevers
  • Loose teeth
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dripping urine
  • Thirst
  • Dry tongue
  • Numbness and weakness at the waist and knees
  • Heel pain
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Hemoptysis
  • Asthma
  • Hot flashes
  • Nocturnal emissions
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Spontaneous and nocturnal emissions
  • Night sweats
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Kidneys
  • Nourish Yin
  • Stop pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic toothache
    Intermittent aggravation of the pain
  • The pain is dull with some slight burning sensations
  • Teeth loose and painful
  • Slightly red, swollen gums
  • Red throat
  • Foul breath
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus or deafness
  • Poor memory
  • Aching, soreness or weakness of the low back
  • Weakness in the knees
  • Spermatorrhea or
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Aching in the bones
  • Aching in the leg and heel
  • Dry mouth
  • Thirst
  • Night sweats
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Malar flush
  • Low grade fever in the afternoon
  • Dry throat, maybe recurrent sore throat
  • Dry stools and/or
  • Constipation
  • Urine short and red
  • Heightened libido
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid or Forceless, thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Subdue Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Toothache
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Low back and knees weak and aching
  • In adults:
    Hair loss
    Graying or whitening of the hair
    Weak sexual function
    Atrophy and weakness of the feet with difficulty walking
    Poor memory
    Senility (premature or mature)
    Brittle bones
    Gradual deterioration of the hearing
  • In children:
    Retardation in mental and/or physical development
    Failure to thrive
    Late or incomplete closing of the fontanel
    Poor bone development
    Brittle bones
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce the Kidneys
  • Benefit Jing
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • No foul breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus or deafness
  • Poor memory
  • Aching, soreness or weakness of the low back
  • Spermatorrhea or
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Aching in the bones
  • Aching in the leg and heel
  • Dry mouth
  • Thirst
  • Night sweats
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Malar flush
  • Low grade fever in the afternoon
  • Dry throat, maybe recurrent sore throat
  • Dry stools and/or
  • Constipation
  • Urine short and red
  • Heightened libido
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Subdue Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Toothache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Irritability
  • Slight chills
  • Spasms of the calf muscles
  • Cramps in the hands
  • Weak legs
  • Hypertonicity of the extremities characterized by difficult flexion and extension
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Hiccup
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sciatic pain
  • Severe and painful muscle spasms in the Stomach, bronchi, Gallbladder and uterus. Intestines
  • Shoulder pain
  • Pain in the head, body or limbs due to arterial spasms characterized by a severe pulling pain
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Dry skin
  • Dry hair
  • Poor memory
  • Paleness
  • Fatigue
  • Scanty periods
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin, white and dry
  • P: Thready and rapid or Weak
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Blood
  • Tonify the Spleen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Irritability
  • Fidgeting
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry throat
  • Incoherent speech
  • Insomnia
  • Dark urine
  • Deep-rooted boils
  • Maculae
  • Carbuncles
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemoptysis
  • Palpitations
  • Furuncles
  • Tinnitus
  • Purpura
  • Red face
  • Rashes
  • Deep-rooted boils
  • Red eyes
  • Itchy skin
  • Fidgeting
  • Dry lips
  • Delirium
  • Dysentery with fever
  • Jaundice
  • Epistaxis
  • Hematuria
  • Cloudy mind
  • Diarrhea
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Rapid and forceful
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Drain Fire
  • Relieve toxicity from all three Jiaos
  • Relieve inflammation
  • Stop bleeding
  • Purge Damp-Heat
  • Purge the Gallbladder
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Toothache (very painful)
  • Gingivitis
  • Low back pain
  • Dazzling vision
  • T: Moist
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Teeth eaten away by worms and collapsing
  • If one tooth is rotten, all will be eaten away
  • Continuous toothache
  • Broken teeth
  • T: Normal
  • C: White
Treatment Principle
  • Mildly purge Heat accumulation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Intermittent toothache
  • Dental caries
  • Pain is worse with touch, chewing or contact with sour food
  • T: Red
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Kill the bacteria
  • Stop pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dental caries
  • Painful gums
  • Deafness
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cold teeth
  • Cold gums
  • Pain in the chest
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points