Friday, 1 May 2009

Mouth Ulcer (Canker Sores)

I think Mouth ulcer is one of the most irritating problem that we can have on our body. Although it is not life threatening, yet it cause so much discomfort that it actually affects our daily life.

Mouth ulcer is a sign of serious nutritional deficiency due to either stress, lack of sleep or etc... However, if you keep on getting ulcers in your mouth area, this may indicate other serious problems such as immune related diseases (HIV), poor dental hygiene, allergic to certain food and etc...

From the Chinese medicine perspective, it is the lack of yin that causes this false yang to rise up and thus, it leads to ulcer in the mouth area. It is also an indication of Liver heatiness. This is a Chinese medicine term. If you don't understand, it's ok.

Here are the some recommendations. The dosage is taken according to after breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Before Sleep:
  • Milk Thistle: 4/-/-/4
  • Bio-C: 4/4/4/4 (If you can, take 4 tablets 8 times a day instead of 4)
  • Double X: As per instructions
  • Garlic: 1/1/1/1
  • Multi-carotene: 3/3/3/3 until skin turn orange. Then stop.
Sleep early. Best to sleep before 11pm. It's fine to wake up early and sleep again. However, it is bad to sleep late.

  • If you are under a lot of stress, add B-complex: 3/3/3/-
  • If pro-biotics such as Nutri-bifidus is available, take 1/1/1/-
Besides that, cut down or stop taking the following food:
  • Meat. It increases the acidity of the body.
  • Sugar rich food such as those desserts and sweets.
  • Highly processed and refined food.
  • Fast food
  • Stop taking citrus fruits
If American Ginseng is available in your country, make yourself some American Ginseng water to drink it regularly.

Lastly, if you are someone who can endure great pain, use salt to rub on the ulcers. For some reason, it will heal very fast. But can you take the pain?

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