Stasis Breaker Treats Tumors in Dogs, Cats and Horses

Stasis Breaker Treats Tumors in Dogs, Cats and HorsesStasis Breaker is a TCM herbal blend that can be very helpful in treating neoplasia, nodules and tumors in dogs, cats and horses.

The Western Medical Indications for this herbal formula are internal abnormal masses and nodules.

The Traditional Chinese Medicine indications for this herbal blend are Blood stagnation/stasis, enlargement or nodules of the local gland or internal organs in strong animals, choppy or weak pulse, purple tongue, tumors and neoplasia.

Note: This herbal blend should not be used in weak or pregnant animals.

At our clinic, pets often receive an Eastern exam (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in combination with the standard veterinary exam. Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy is very different than our standard Western medical philosophy. Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on balance and finding the cause of the problem rather than simply masking symptoms with prescription medicines. Through Eastern examination techniques, we can choose herbal blends that will both treat symptoms and at the same time correct the imbalances in your pet’s body that are causing the symptoms.  Wind Toxin is only one of the many TCM herbal blends available for our doctors to choose from based on the the results of the Eastern exam.

Stasis Breaker is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve the symptoms of arthritis and chronic joint pain while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. It’s Chinese Principles of Treatment are to break Blood stasis, soften the hardness of tumors and clear the enlargement.

This veterinary herbal formula is based on the ancient Chinese formula Nei Xiao Wan found in the text Wei Sheng Bio Jan (Precious Mirror of Health) written in 1279-1368  by Luo Tian Yi in Yuan dynasty.

The main ingredients in the Stasis Breaker Formula are:

  • Bai Hua She She Cao (Oldenandia) to inhibit cell mutation and tumor growth
  • Ban Zhi Lian (Scutellaria) to clear Heat-toxin, inhibit cell mutation, and inhibit tumor growth
  • E Zhu (Zedoaria) to purge the interior, break Blood stasis and clear mass
  • Mu Li (Shu) (Ostrea) to soften hardness and clear mass
  • San Leng (Sparganium) to purge the interior, break stasis and clear mass
  • Zhe Bei Mu (Fritillaria) to soften hardness and clear nodules

Our clients have seen wonderful improvements in the health conditions of their pets using herbal blends to take care of a variety of health issues. Please contact our clinic at any time if you have questions about herbal remedies!

Source: Dr. Xie’s Jing Tang Herbal

Becki Baumgartner, Practice Manager (89 Posts)

Becki Baumgartner runs the Natchez Trace Veterinary Services Nashville clinic. She is training to become a Certified Master Herbalist, has a BS in Natural Health, is a member of the Nashville Medical Reserve Corps and an Academy of Integrated Health & Medicine Certified Practitioner. Becki also teaches Reiki and Herbology continuing education classes in Nashville and surrounding areas. Natchez Trace Veterinary Services offers a full range of veterinary services from cutting-edge Western medical treatments combined with alternative treatments, herbal formulas, and holistic options that many pet owners cannot find anywhere else. Becki utilizes her natural health and herbal experience, skills, and knowledge to help pet owners understand all of the holistic, alternative, herbal, and standard options options available and achieve and maintain optimum health for their pets. Chat with Becki on Google+ | LinkedIn | Facebook


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44 Comments

  1. Alina says:

    My 15 yrs old cat was diagnosedw ith fibrosarcoma(vas).The surgery doesn t seems a good option.Any ideas will be appreciated.Thank you.

    • Surgery or inject with Neoplasane or both.

      • Alina says:

        The tumor is very big.It grew from the last 2 months.The primary vet keeps saying the surgery is to complicated and it will come back.The oncologist said just the same.I can not find a dr in On tario,Canada to work with neoplasene.The cat was for the last 3 weeks on Naltrexone,4mg a night.That took his appetite away and now is even weker than before.Should i push for the surgery..should i go with different holistic herbs.Could still neoplasene be used if the tumor is that big.Thank you .

        • Hard to say. I know one vet in Canda that you can search for on the internet. Her name os Rona Sherebin DVM. I know she is on the internet. Hard to say whether or not it will help!! I wish i could help more!!

  2. Pat McDougall says:

    Hi,
    My 14 lb dog has prostate cancer. My vet ordered Stastis breaker, which he has been taking. A few days later, he started to pass lots of blood through his urethra. They gave Yunnan Baiyao. He passed a blood clot 2 days later. Could the Stasis breaker be casusing the bleeding? Could the Yunnan Baiyao be creating a clot? Are the two kind of “fighting” with each other?
    Thanks so much for your reply.

  3. Tara says:

    Our golden retriever has a nasal tumor. He has been prescribed Stasis Breaker and Wei Qi. He seems to be getting diarrhea from the Stasis, even though I started him on just one capsule 2x a day (prescription says 2 per day). I stopped the Stasis Breaker to test what was causing the diarrhea. I’ve been just giving the Wei Qi and he seems to tolerate that. I know that the Stasis Breaker is important. Any suggestions to head off the diarrhea? I was wondering if it would be worth it to open the capsule and give him 1/2?

    • Keep giving the medicine! the diarrhea will usually resolve in a few days. Try plain yogurt in the food to curtail diarrhea. But usually after a few days, the diarrhea will resolve. You can also try a smaller dose as you mentioned and increase over 7-10 days!

  4. DJ says:

    Hi,
    Last year in April my Shiloh Shepherd had surgery to remove her right anal gland and tumor (anal sac carcinoma) and was given clean margins. I chose not to put her through chemotherapy, so she began concentrated wei qi booster. Sadly, a new tumor formed as was felt during her rectal exam in December. She cannot have surgery due to the tumor’s location so close to the sciatic nerve…plus the fact that she had become a paraplegic post surgery from discs rupturing in her lower lumbar. She is now on stasis breaker and prostate invigorator. Will these herbs keep the tumor from growing and/or metastasizing? She is also on chi-ko & curcuma and other nutritional supplements. Have there been any positive outcomes using these herbs with this type of cancer?

    • Anal gland carcinoma is tough. I have used prostate invigorator many times for prostate and anal gland issues with success. Unfortunately, your case sounds complicated and tough to treat. Good luck with the treatment as it sounds like your veterinarian is providing you great treatment protocol.

      • DJ says:

        Hi Dr. Marc,
        Thank you for your reply. I was hoping you could tell me how long dogs are usually on stasis breaker. Is this a short term treatment? Does it take time for it to work? If so, how long? When my dog’s tumor was marble size, she began the stasis breaker in January. In April, it was discovered that her tumor was the size of a golf ball. Has she been on stasis breaker long enough for it to help or does it take many months to knownif it’s helping? Do you think I should look for a different treatment? If the tumor has grown as much as it has within 3 months, is it wise to say the stasis breaker may not be working for her case? Or am I not giving it enough time? Your opinion is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

        • Hey DJ,
          Stasis Breaker is an herbal for tumors, known as phlegm in Eastern Medicine. Unfortunately, you will have to use this herbal for the rest of your dog’s life. And, as i mentioned in earlier comments, these types of tumors unfortunately have an unfavorable prognosis no matter what you do. I wish i could be of more help!! I might consider combining other treatments with the herbal. You will need to talk to your veterinarian.

          • DJ says:

            Hi Dr. Marc,
            thanks again for your reply. Could you please tell me if there are mushrooms in stasis breaker, wei qi booster, and prostate invivorator? Thank you very much. I look forward to your reply.

            • no mushrooms to my knowledge, only herbal extracts.

              • DJ says:

                Thanks Dr. Marc…I looked the herbs up when kimber began them…I did not believe these were mushrooms. Kimber’s surgeon has been consulting with a vet from the chi institute as they won’t speak to me…they need to consult with a vet. We do this via email. I had asked if it was o.k. to give mushrooms with the herbs. Their consulting vet replied that I shouldn’t be concerned with mushrooms because “there’s lots of mushrooms in the wei qi booster”. I contacted the chi institute and told them what their vet had said. (They had confirmed there are no mushrooms in it.) I told them their vets should not be giving misinformation to their clients. You don’ have to publish this… I just wanted you to know that if you are consulting with them, make sure you are consulting with a knowledgeable vet… not a dumbass. Thanks for your replies to my posts about my precious kimber. I appreciate it. If you ever hear of a cure for her anal gland cancer, please let me know. Since her tumor is growing while on these herbs, I’m hoping the mushrooms will help.

                • Hi DJ -- Thank you for the feedback. I am sorry this has happened to you! That it totally unlike any experience I have ever had with the Chi Institute. I wish you the best of luck with Kimber, and if there is anything else I can do to help just let me know. Thanks!

  5. Lucia says:

    Hi ! my 11 year old cat has a limphoma in the intestins, he was prescribed with wei qi booster and stasis breaker, yesterday he had his first ciclofosfamida 50mg 1/4 every 3 weeks, i wanted to ask if the combination of the ciclofosphamide and the stasis are not too much? he has not vomit or been depress until today , I had a hard time to make him eat .. should I keep on both ? He started with the chinese medicine a week ago and have had no problems..

    • You can use both and you may want to add a steroid like prednisone. Also, these cats can benefit from pain control with Metacam or Buprenex. Don’t use Metacam and prednisone together though. Ask your veterinarian!

      • Lucia says:

        Hi ! Thanks for the replay, he is also using metilprednisolona (dont know the name in english) he is doing very good, but i need to know for how long should I keep giving him the chinese medicine? nex wednesdey will be 2 weeks..

        • ok! Methylprednisolone is a steroid so you got that covered. I would use the Chinese medical herbals indefinitely. Keep using the Chinese herbal medicine!

          • LUCIA says:

            Hi!
            my 9 year old dog was diagnosed with a tumor called hemangiosarcoma , one of my cats has been taking wei qi booster and stasis breaker (for limphoma limfobalstic) with great results he is going to be a year since the diagnosis , I have to give the same to my dog , I am not so sure the amounts per day (she is 21 kilos ) and my vet is out of town .. can you please help me also , she is starting quimo next wednesday, is there anything else that I can give her to protect the liver?
            Thanks for your help !
            Lucia

  6. Sam says:

    Our dog is on Stasis Breaker because he had a mast cell tumor removed in June 2013 and then in February 2014 he had a cutaneous hemangiosarcoma removed. So far everything looks good but the stasis breaker seems to upset his stomach. Most days he runs out first thing in the morning and eats lots of grass. His stomach makes all kinds of noises but He doesn’t have diarrhea nor vomiting and most of the time has a great appetite. Is there anything we can do to help make his stomach feel better?
    Thank you

    • Verify the dose!! Sometimes, it takes 4-6 weeks for the digestive upset to remedy itself and adjust to the medicine. This occurrence is fairly common. I might consider a food switch if problems persist. Give it some time and see if the issue will resolve on its own. If not, you might need to add a gastro-protectant like prilosec or an Eastern herbal. Again, most of these resolve on their own.

  7. Linda says:

    My English cocker spaniel was diagnosed a month ago with a nasal carcinoma. Since chemo is not an option (thankfully!) and radiation offers like help, I have been following a holistic approach that I found on the ‘Net. He is doing fairly well with the supplements, but I need to locate a source of the Stasis Breaker and the Wei Qi Booster. Can you suggest someone in central NJ who might be able to prescribe these for my dog? I am currently using a human equivalent: I adjust the dose based on my dog’s weight relative to that of a 120-pound adult.

  8. Dee says:

    Hi, My brothers 7 yr old chihuahua was diagnosed with thyroid follicular carcinoma & precscribed Wei Qi Booster & Stasis Breaker. Her blood work is all good & she only had 1 swollen lymph node that was removed for biopsy. She is otherwise a very healthy energetic dog.We have not yet seen the Oncologist but have an appt for a consult. My question is, Have you seen these herbal formulas actually stop the growth of anymore masses, & shrink the masses that may be present in cases like my Roxanne’s? I was also told that she will not be in pain with this diagnosis. Is this also true? I dont want her to suffer at all. Thank you in advance for your time & expertise.

    • Hi Dee,
      Thanks for writing! I have seen these herbal medicines slow the growth of masses, shrink masses, and/or prevent the recurrence and growth of other masses. Concerning pain, I would not think that this diagnosis would lead to any specific pain. Maybe weakness, but not pain.

  9. Toni Guirino says:

    I have a 8 year old paint horse who has the surcoids (not sure of the spelling) on his sheath I started giving to stasis breaker about 4 weeks ago there was 5 growths now there are only 2 left amazing what I need to know how long do I feed it after they a gone

  10. Bethleigh says:

    Hi,
    My 15 year old Cat has a nasal adenocarcinoma(I think that is what they called it. He is on Wei Qi Booster and Stasis breaker. He had surgery to remove part of the tumor but they say it is fast growing and he is wheezing a lot. Is this a harder cancer to treat because of it being in the nose? Have you had success with this using herbals? I am preparing myself that it may be too late for the herbals to work but wondered if you had any success for this type of cancer in cats?
    Thanks

  11. Chris Vaughn says:

    My black lab mix nearly 12yo has a tumor on her side it was going to be removed in September 2014 but the surgery was called of do to low functioning liver. She started taking Denosyl and ursodiol for her liver and Max’s Formula for the tumor. Her liver improved on each blood test since. A few weeks ago we stopped the Max’s Formula and started Stasis Breaker. She was fine for the first two weeks but then developed diarrhea and was in obvious discomfort. The blood work was normal except inflation of the pancreas. She is not vomiting and eating good on a bland diet. Could the Stasis Breaker trigger the pancreatis?

    • Hi Chris, Stasis Breaker, or any dietary change for that matter, can trigger pancreatitis. My suggestion might be to take into account how high the pancreatic enzymes were. If only slightly high, I would continue with the herbal an recheck pancreatic enzymes again in a few weeks. If they were really high, I would probably discontinue with the herbal and look for other alternatives.

  12. Anne says:

    My dog Franklin (10-11 years old: Boston terrier) developed a bony lump On his head above his left eye. Yesterday he had a ct scan that revealed there is a mass filling sinus cavity on the left side. The tumor is starting the invade the bone that protects the brain. We won’t get biopsy results for a week, but the vet said nothing benign would cause this.

    I kind of just freaked out and ordered a bunch of herbs and supplements. Including Stasis Breaker. Is it okay if I use that with k-9 immunity plus, Resvantage, Only Natural Pet b.s.s.t. herbal formula and Only Natural Pet blood and system herbal formula.

    Do I risk bad interactions, or am ok to use all of these since they’re herbal and/or natural supplements?

    • I think they would be ok. Sorry about this issue!

      • Anne says:

        Thanks! I’m just trying everything in my power to help. Do you have any other suggestions? Do you use artemisinin or apocaps for any of your patients?

        Right now he is on rimadyl because of his biopsy. Do you foresee any interactions with stasis breaker?

        • No interactions with the stasis breaker. If the mass is a tumor, I would reference the Dog Cancer Survival Guide by Damien Dreschler.

          • Anne says:

            Thank you so much. The tumor was diagnosed as a low grade fibrosarcoma and it is in the left frontal sinus cavity. The tumor has only just started to invade the bone that protects the brain. The bony lump on his skull was caused by the tumor below.

            The oncologist says surgery may be an option, and is probably the best option. But it sounds extremely invasive and (frankly) scary. I will talk to the surgeon once we can get in for a consult. But in the meantime do you have any ideas for alternative treatment?

  13. Dee says:

    Hello Dr. Smith
    I have a 9 year old dressage horse who was diagnosed with Aorta iliac Thrombosis. We started him on Stasis Breaker this week. He is in Germany. Can you tell me what the possible outcome may be are and how long this treatment should last. And, any other suggestions you may have. Thank you

    • Hey Dee,
      Sorry to hear that!!
      stasis Breaker treats phlegm from an Eastern perspective.
      Other treatments to consider are acupuncture, chiropractic and the use of Aspirin.

      Hope you get resolution!!

  14. Anne says:

    Just wanted to say thank you for responding about my dog Franklin (above). After bone abnormalities showing up on his cat scan on the other side of his skull, they did a second biopsy and found more of the same cells. So fibrous tumor in sinus, fibrous proliferation on 2 other areas of his skull. They sent the biopsy to 5 different labs (including a guru in Texas), and they are “favoring” that it’s a low grade osteosarcoma. But they’ve never seen any presentation like this, so no prognosis. The cells were a 0 on mitotic index. She thinks it may have been developing for months if not years. Crazy, right?! He’s still asymptomatic, except for the bony lump on his head. He lets you man handle the lump and his head… No pain at the touch. I wanted to ask… Do you use bone stasis for osterosarcoma?

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