Breast Tenderness – a simple treatment

This is a common condition, easily treated.  You can even treat it yourself with an amazing procedure called neuro-lingual testing. Untreated, it could lead to worse conditions like high blood pressure, depression and breast cancer.

This condition, like many others is related to liver qi stagnation.  If you have been reading this site, you know the importance of the liver.  Almost half of Americans have liver problems based on the Chinese medical model.  The main cause is ingestion of toxins.  The standard toxins are medications, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, and pollutants.  The non-standard toxins can be anything you are sensitive to.

Elimination of the causes is a good idea, but it doesn’t fix the problem immediately.  The liver takes a while to recover.  It really takes some intervention to soothe the liver – either acupuncture or herbs/supplements.

To find out what herbs would be useful, you can test yourself with neuro-lingual testing.

Neuro-Lingual Testing

This is a testing method where you:

  1. Find a reflex point on the body that is tender (painful when pressed).
  2. You make a subjective measure of the pain.  Give it a number.  On a scale of 0-10 with 0 being nothing, 10 being a bad pain.
  3. Now you test various substances.  The test consists of putting the substance in your mouth and chewing it.  Don’t swallow.  You just need to get the taste.  You need to have the taste in your mouth for at least 30 seconds.
  4. Now, with the taste still in your mouth, test the point again.  With the same pressure, rank the pain again.
  5. If the pain goes down appreciably, you have found a substance that is most likely to help your problem

There are a number of points that are reflexes for various organs.  It may require a medical practitioner to understand your total complex of health problems.  But for breast tenderness, it is so straight forward you can do it yourself.

Testing your breasts

Just as above:

  1. Find a consistent tender spot on your breast.
  2. Rank the pain on a scale of 1-10.
  3. Test a substance for 30 seconds.
  4. Retest.
  5. If the pain went down appreciably, then this is a useful substance for you to take for a while.

Substances to test:

  • Xiao Yao Wan – a formula.  The most important component is Bupleurum(Thoroughwax root) [wpsc_products category_id=’3′ number_per_page=’6′]
  • Beta TCP (Biotics)
  • Livotrit Plus (Biotics)
  • Liver extracts
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Dandelion
  • Raw beets

This problem usually resolves in a short time.  If you don’t address the cause, you may have to take liver herbs continuously.

Find one or two herbs that help.  Take them for a week or two and then retest.  You may have to increase doses or change herbs.  You want to get the pain down to 0.

Getting your liver back in shape is always a good idea.  Remember, always ask the question, “why did my liver get into this trouble.”  It is usually bad dietary choices.

This information could relieve so much pain and suffering.  Let’s hope western medicine catches on to this simple treatment that the Chinese have known for thousands of years.