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Food therapies of acute mastitis

Acute mammary cancer is acute suppurative infection. The patient is mostly among postpartum women, especially the newly pregnant women. This symptoms often occur within 3~4 wk of postpartum process, and belong to the Chinese medicine "carbuncle" category.

Therapeutic principles

  • 1.Avoid greasy and spicy food during the course of the disease.

  • 2.Choose hot and mild foods, such as oranges, tomatoes, towel gourd, chrysanthemum, red bean soup, mung bean soup.

  • 3.For ulcer patients, they may have yellow complexion, so nutritious foods are best choice, such as carp soup, pork liver soup.

  • 4.Avoid galactagogue foods, such as seafood, because these foods can help increase inner heat, make the inflammation hard to control.

General foods:

  • 1.Green onions juice. Suitable for newly pregnant moms.

  • 2.Chi xiao dou50 grams; smash them into powder, add water and drink the decotion.

  • 3.Ju he 15 grams, fry them, add 30 ml yellow wine and drink the decotion.

  • 4.He tao rou 15 grams, shan ci gu 3 grams, smash them all, add 200 grams dandelion, make decotion and drink.

  • 5.Proper amount of nan gua di, smash them. Drink with yellow wine two times a day.

primary stage of mammary cancer

clinical manifestations:

Swelling and pain breasts; slight red on skin; fever. Red tongue, yellow coating, floating and rapid pulse.

Food therapies principles:

Clear heat and toxins, expel the swelling.

Food therapies

  • 1.Huang hua cai pig’s feet soup:huang hua cai 25 g, one pig foot. Add in the pot and boil it well. Apply one time a day for a few days.

  • 2.Decocted mai ya:fried mai ya 60g, apply with water. Apply one time a day for 3-4 days. Apply mang xiao of 60g with honey on the breast. Use one time a day for 3-5 days.

Pus formation stage

Clinical manifestations:

Swelling breasts, redness and pain; fever and aversion to cold;thirsty;constipation; red tongue with yellow coating, slippery pulse.

Food therapies principles:

Clear heat and pus.

Food therapies:

You cai zhi: proper amount of you cai, boil it and drink up. Apply three times a day for 3-5 days.

Final stage of mammary cancer:

clinical manifestations:

Abscess of breast;weakness;white tongue and coating; weak pulse.

Food therapies principles:

expelling pathogens by strengthening vital qi and expelling pus

Food therapies:

Gou qi zi pigeon soup:Bei qi 30g, gou qi zi 30g, one pigeon. Wipe off the viscera and fur, boil the pigeon with bei qi, gou qi zi. Apply the soup one time every 2 or 3 days for 4 or 5 times.