What are Horse Autoimmune Disorders?
In horses, autoimmune disorders show up in two basic forms:
- Immune Mediated
Equine Autoimmune Disease
In equine autoimmune disease, an unknown trigger stimulates the immune system.
Then, the immune system begins producing antibodies which, instead of fighting infection, attack the horse’s own body tissues.
Equine autoimmune diseases include:
- Pemphigus foliaceus (PF)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
- Equine fibromyalgia syndrome (EFMS)
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Equine Immune-Mediated Disease
In equine immune-mediated disease, the antigen (cause of the reaction) is foreign to the body.
Causes often include:
Regardless of the cause, the foreign antigen stimulates an immune response in the horse.
The immune response results in the horse’s tissue damage.
Western Treatment for Horse Autoimmune Disorders
Sometimes, vets make dietary change recommendations.
Most often, though, equine autoimmune disorders are managed with:
- Other pharmaceuticals
The drugs will help your horse feel better, but there are always risks of side effects.
How Blood Heat Formula Helps Equine Autoimmune Disorders
Unfortunately, Western medicine doesn’t have many options for equine autoimmune disorders.
TCVM Blood Heat Formula works on underlying imbalances, bring your horse back into balance.
By treating the root cause, the herbs ease autoimmune disorders.
Blood Heat Formula & Western Medicine
Autoimmune disease helps horses suffering from the following Western diagnoses:
- Skin erosions
- Immune-related diseases
- Pigment loss
- Systemic Lupus Erythematous
Blood Heat Formula & Eastern Medicine
Eastern medicine treats a disease’s root causes rather than focusing on external symptoms.
TCVM veterinarians look at equine immune disorders differently than regular veterinarians do.
They look for signs of imbalance. Imbalances may present in areas of the body other than where symptoms are noticed.
Blood Heat Formula helps horses with the following TCVM signs:
- A fast, forceful pulse
- A red tongue
- Autoimmune diseases
- Blood-Heat immune-mediated diseases
- Facial ulcers
- Pigment loss
- Skin erosions
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
How Blood Heat Formula Herbal Helps Horses
The herbs in Blood Heat Formula all work together, balancing systems and meridians in the body.
Accordingly, Blood Heat Formula addresses the underlying causes of your horse’s autoimmune disorders.
It works from the inside out, energetically rebalancing your horse’s channels, meridians, and organ systems.
In TCVM philosophy, the underlying cause of any disease is always an imbalance somewhere in the body.
So, Blood Heat Formula alleviates your horse’s imbalances. And, at the same time, it eases the symptoms of your horse’s autoimmune disorder.
According to TCVM principles, Blood Heat Formula works by:
- Clearing heat
- Cooling blood
- Resolving nodules.
What Herbs are in Blood Heat Formula?
The main ingredients in Blood Heat Formula are:
- Chi Shao (cools Blood and clears Heat)
- Dan Shen (cools and activates Blood)
- Di Fu Zi (clears Heat and detoxifies)
- Huang Bai (clears Heat and detoxifies)
- Mu Dan Pi (cools and moves Blood, also eliminates stagnation)
- Sheng Di Huang (cools Blood and nourishes Yin)
- Xuan Shen (cools Blood, clears Heat, and resolves nodules)
- Yu Jin (cools Blood, clears Heat, and detoxifies).
Blood Heat Formula works best combined with good food, plenty of water, and case-appropriate exercise.
Note: Information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute the advice provided by your own veterinarian.