Mumps [腮腺炎 sāixiànyán; 痄腮 zhàsāi]


Epidemic toxic heat invasion blocking the Shao Yang meridian causing high fever, irritability, headache, mandible swelling with swollen glands accompanied by pain, most common in winter and spring. Fever will last for 2 days before swelling pain starts, usually lasting 1-2 weeks

Differentiation and Treatment

Wind Heat - first stage

  • swelling mandible region
  • Rx - Chai Hu Ge Gen Tang

Toxic Heat Stagnation - second stage

  • high fever with local area hard, swollen and painful
  • Rx- Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin

Toxic Heat Invading External Genitals

  • abdominal/testicular pain
  • Rx- Long Dan Xie Gan Tang /li>

External application

  • Qing Dai Powder + Vinegar + H2O
  • = Thin paste applied to local area