Acute Pharyngitis

- exterior pathogenic invasion of throat blocking the jing lou.

In western medicine it is an acute inflammation of the pharynx usually due to a streptococcus bacterium. It is characterized by a sore throat, painful swallowing and inflammation.


Wind Heat - fever, aversion to cold, aversion to wind, painful swallowing, dry throat, dry mouth, headache, local area redness and swelling with local lymph node inflammation.

Herbal Formula: Yin Qiao San With toxic heat - Da Qing Ye, Pu gong Ying With constipation - Gua Lou Ren, Tian Hua Fen With wind cold transforming into wind heat - Jing Jie, Fang Feng


Accumulation of Phlegm - local area yellow white discharge on surface of pharynx, whole body symptoms more severe than Wind Heat symptoms, burning, dry pain, difficult swallowing, yellow phlegm, rough raspy breathing, swollen lymph nodes

Herbal Formula: Jin Deng Shan Gen Tang With excess phlegm - Tian Hua Fen, Zhu Li, Zuan Shen With scanty dark urine - Hua Shi, Sheng Di Huang With dry stools - Da Huang, Mang Xiao


Chronic Pharyngitis

- recurrent inflammation of local pharynx area including swelling of gums, teeth or ear or throat disorders

Yin Deficient Fire - Dry throat, aggravated in afternoon, small amount of phlegm, itchiness, slight pain in local area, dark red swelling in throat

Herbal Formula: Yang Ying Qing Fei Tang


Phlegm/Qi/Blood Stagnation - stabbing throat pain, constant pain, feeling as if throat is rough, feeling of something stuck in throat, nausea, local mucus membrane dark red with thick coating

Herbal Formula: Er Chen Tang + Si Wu Tang + Xuan Fu Hua, Zhu Lu, Hua Ma Ren

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