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Yeast infection Green icon of yeast particle

Yeast infections, scientifically known as candidiasis, present a complex medical challenge that requires an integrated approach for effective management. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), candidiasis is a fungal overgrowth that manifests in a variety of symptoms, including gastrointestinal disturbances and cutaneous conditions (WHO, 2019). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a range of antifungal medications for treating this condition.

In contrast, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) interprets candidiasis through the lens of spleen and stomach deficiencies, further exacerbated by bodily dampness (NIH, 2017). TCM posits that the spleen is crucial in converting ingested materials into nutritive blood and vital energy (Qi), facilitating fluid metabolism (USDA, 2015). Deficiencies in these organs can lead to the aberrant accumulation of fluids, creating a conducive environment for Candida proliferation (Clinical Studies, 2018). The dichotomy between Western medicine and TCM underscores the multifaceted nature of Candida management and highlights the need for an integrated approach (Scientific Journals, 2020).

Image depicting woman's reproductive system with yeast infection