Tonsil stones, also known as tonsillolith or tonsilar calculi, are a bunch of calcified material that forms in the crevices of the tonsils. These are usually benign and are caused by materials that have managed to remain in the crevices that over time, became infected with fungi or bacteria. Tonsil stones can lead to halitosis if not resolved. There have been just a few studies dealing with tonsil stones. This condition is so rarely researched that only a few medical doctors know how to address it. They usually prescribe antibiotics, a treatment that seldom helps get rid of the problem. Some doctors recommend surgery but that fact is surgery is not really necessary. What most people are unaware of is that this condition can be cured effectively with Chinese medicine.
Chinese remedy and medicines deal with diseases in a very unique way. From the viewpoint of Chinese medicine, diseases and other health conditions of the tonsils occur due to toxins in the body and poor digestion. Chinese medicine practitioners usually advice patients with tonsil stones not to eat foods that are loaded with toxins or are acidic. These include fried foods, butter, ghee, salt, white sugar, white flour, and red meats. They recommend eating carrots, raspberries, turnips, cabbage, blueberries, pomegranate and other types of foods high in antioxidants. Ginger juice combined with carrot is recommended for the detoxification of the body as well as to get rid of tonsil, infections, disorders, and diseases.
Chinese herbs and remedies such as brown rice or mu hsiang can help normalize the process of digestion as well as eliminate the toxins in the body. They also help convey food inside the body at a faster rate preventing them to stagnate, which then can turn into toxins. Other Chinese remedies and herbs that can be utilized to detoxify the body include she cao, bai hua, she gan, and ban lan gen. To help remove mucus Chinese doctors might recommend ban hsia, vai fu hsi, and chen pi. Herbs such as spirulina or chlorophyll as well as natural cool foods should be avoided as they can exhaust the energies that help regulate digestion that can then result in high toxicity or food stagnation aid in digestion and can also lead to food stagnation or high toxicity.
Daily mouth and oral hygiene regimen like brushing and flossing of teeth before going to bed or after rising in bed are also recommended to help prevent the formation of tonsil stones. Lemon juice and apple cider vinegar can kill bacteria and as such are ideal for tonsil stones and other kinds of tonsil infections.
Curing Tonsil Stones through Home Remedies
Having your tonsils removed surgically can not only result in various health problems later but is also expensive. Surgery can also affect your day to day activities during your time of recuperation. Therefore, it is most often avoided. Scientifically proven modes of treatment that is also natural should be used to make sure the tonsil stones are removed and never return. Chinese herbs and remedies are incredibly powerful and safe treatments for tonsil stones.
Dr. Nelya de Brun, AP, DAOM
Classical Oriental Medicine, LLC
3459 Woolbright Rd
Boynton Beach, FL 33436