Wei Qi Booster is a TCM herbal blend that aids in boosting immunity in dogs, cats, and horses and can be very helpful in treating chronic illness, chronic viral infections, and anemia. It is also aids in rebuilding the immune system after chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Wei Qi Booster will help improve an animal’s general health condition as well as prevent upper respiratory infections.
When animals are stressed or old they often experience a weakened immune system. When an animal’s immune system is in a weakened state, the animal often develops fatigue, weakness, weight loss, decreased appetite, chronic infections, and thyroid issues.
In Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, the “immune” or “host” defense system is called “Defense Qi” or “Wei-Qi”. When the Wei-Qi (immune system) is strong enough to prevent invasion by pathogens (like viruses and bacteria), the animal is considered to be healthy. More emphasis is placed on the immune system itself than the bacteria and viruses because these pathogens are ever present in the environment and cannot harm the animal unless the Wei-Qi (immune system) is strong enough to defeat them.
Unfortunately, as soon as the Wei Qi becomes weakened, the pathogens can enter the body and cause disease and illness. In TCVM, failure of the immune system to do its job is called Wei Qi Deficiency.
The Western Medical indications for this herbal blend are anemia, apathy, chronic arthritis, renal failure, fatigue, general weakness, chronic viral infections, FIV and FeLV in cats, hypothyroidism, post-chemotherapy, post-radiation therapy, immune system boosting, poor appetite, and weight loss in senior animals.
The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications for this herbal blend are exercise intolerance, fatigue, general weakness, poor appetite, Qi and Blood deficiency, a pulse that is deep and weak, and a pale tongue.
Note: This formula should not be used with Excess Heat. (Excess Heat could be acute inflammation, infection, or a high fever.)
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 herbal blend is only one of the many TCM herbal blends available for our doctors to choose from based on the results of the Eastern exam.
Wei Qi Booster is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve the symptoms of chronic illness, viral infections, and reduced immunity while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. The Chinese Principles of Treatment for this herbal blend are to tonify Qi and Blood, boost Wei Qi, and inhibit mutation.
This formula was written in 1080 by Chen Shi Wen et al and is based information found in the Ancient Chinese text Si Jun Zi Tang from Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang (Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tia Ping Era).
The main ingredients in the Ear Damp Heat Formula are:
- Bai Hua She She Cao (Oldenlandia) to inhibit cell mutation and tumor growth
- Ban Zhi Lian (Scutellaria) to inhibit cell mutation and tumor growth
- Chen Pi (Citrus) to move Qi and transform phlegm
- Dang Gui (Angelica) to tonify blood
- Dang Shen (Codonopsis) to tonify Qi and boost Wei Qi
- Huang Qi (Astragalus) to tonifi Qi in the whole body and Wei Qi
- Wu Yao (Lindera) to move Qi and clear stagnation
- Xuan Shen (Scrophularia) to cool blood and nourish Yin
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