Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Richmond, VA
Wang, Xiaoyan, L. Ac., MD (China)
Phone: (804) 301-1784
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    Bad Breath  

Bad breath, or halitosis, is a condition characterized by consistent unpleasant breath odor. Bad breath may be caused by food, tobacco products, poor dental hygiene, health problems, dry mouth, mouth infections, dental problems, or medications, etc.

The most obvious symptom is that you notice an unpleasant odor coming from the mouth. Other symptoms may include:

       Unpleasant taste or changes in taste
       Dry mouth
       Coating on the tongue

Bad breath odor is embarrassing and affects personal, social, and business relationships. If you have taken proper oral hygiene like brushing or flossing your teeth and have avoided taking odor-producing food like garlic or onions but still exhale unpleasant mouth odor, it may be time for you to consider traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to treat bad breath.

In Chinese medicine, besides the reasons of improper oral hygiene, bad breath may be caused by the dysfunction of the digestive system. It is believed that stomach heat is to be blamed for this problem. In TCM terms, heat can be caused by improper diet, insufficient rest, prolonged illness, stress, etc. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment can certainly relieve internal body heat to reduce the odor produced by the digestive system. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment emphasizes on balance method and harmonizes the yin and yang of the body.

If you have bad breath, make sure it is not an oral hygiene issue. Many times bad breath is not just the mouth, but it can come from acid reflux, stomach burning, bloating and other issues that a dentist cannot fix. However, acupuncture and Chinese herbs will fix it, thus fixing the bad breath.
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Wang, Xiaoyan
Phone: (804) 301-1784