Phlebitis is an inflammation of a vein, usually in the leg and is associated with the formation of blood clots. Chinese Medicine says that Heat and poison in the blood vessels are causing a blockage. In cases of phlebitis, the Heat must first be cleared, and the Blood cooled.

A Chinese Medicine practitioner will also flush out the poison with Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Moutan), Hong Hua (Flos Carthami), Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Chuanxiong), Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis) or Da Huang (Radix et Rhizoma Rhei). These herbs have the action to clear and drain Heat, and cool the Blood. This condition is slow to respond to Chinese herbal medicine but it can be alleviated in many cases, and sometimes cured.

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