Qi Performance is a TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) herbal blend that improves the athletic performance of dogs and horses.
An animal’s athletic performance is determined by the animal’s ability to complete the assigned task. Oftentimes, these animals are involved in racing, in which performance is assessed by the speed in which the task is completed. The three main factor that limits an athlete’s speed are physiological fatigue, pain, and psychogenic stress. The Qi Performance herbal blend works to reduce these factors that reduce speed ability, and in turn, helps the animals reach their maximum performance potential. By reducing the key factors that limit the athlete during a competition, performance can be greatly improved. The Qi Performance herbal blend will work to relieve pain, increase the efficiency of energy use, and eliminate physiological fatigue. This formula was used as a feed additive in farm animals and shown to increase body weight in chickens and pigs, and increase milk in dairy cows. (Jing Tang Herbal Pharmacy)
The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) indications for this herbal blend are exercise intolerance, muscle pain, poor performance, weight loss, a pulse that is deep and weak, a tongue that is wet and pale, and Qi Deficiency with Qi Stagnation.
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. This herb is only one of the many TCM herbal blends available for our doctors to choose from based on the results of the Eastern exam.
Qi Performance is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to improve the athletic performance of dogs and horses while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of their lack of ability. The Chinese principles of treatment for this herbal blend are to tonify Qi and Blood, move Blood, and relieve pain.
The main ingredients in the Qi Performance herbal formula are:
- Bai Shao Yao (Paeonia) to tonify Blood and soothe Liver
- Dang Gi (Angelica) to tonify and move Blood, resolve stagnation and relieve pain
- Dang Shen (Codonopsis) to tonify Qi
- Feng Hua Fen (Apis) to tonify Qi and Yin tonic
- Gan Cao (Glycyrrhiza) to harmonize
- He Shou Wu (Polygonum) to tonify Blood
- Huang Qi Astragalus) to tonify Qi
- Mu Dan Pi (Moutan) to cool and move Blood and relieve pain
- Shan Zha (Crataegus) strengthen the stomach, promote appetite
This herbal blend is derived from the ancient Chinese herbal formula Ba Zhen Tang (Eight-Treasure Decoction) from Zhent Ti Lei Yao, which was written in 1529 by Bi Li-Zhai.
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
Written by: Becki Baumgartner