So small and yet so painful – those little (sometimes not so little) breaks in the mucous skin of the gum or even directly on the tongue can really mess with your day!
Their appearance can be triggered by wrong diet, mental or physical stress/ exhaustion, or even dentures.
Chinese medicine will analyse the ulcer (colour, size, level of pain etc) and from there establish which underlying pathogen is the responsible culprit.
Usually, it will be heat-based (burning pain), but can also arise from a deficiency of Qi or Yin.
Acupuncture and herbs and certain topical powders will work on those imbalances.