Eight Gentlemen is a TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) herbal blend that treats chronic gastrointestinal disorders in dogs, cats, and horses.
The Western Medical indications for this herbal blend is chronic gastrointestinal disorders. The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications are abdominal pain or fullness, poor appetite, a pulse that is deep and weak, Spleen Qi Deficiency with Stagnation of Cold-Damp, a tongue that is pale and wet, and vomiting.
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.
Eight Gentlemen is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve symptoms of chronic gastrointestinal disorders 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, strengthen Spleen, move Qi, and eliminate Damp.
The main ingredients in the Eight Gentlemen herbal formula are:
- Bai Zhu (Atractylodes) to tonify Qi and strengthen Spleen
- Ban Xia (Pinellia) to transform phlegm and stop vomiting
- Chen Pi (Citrus) to move Qi and dry up damp
- Chuan Mu Xiang (Vladimira Souliei) to move Qi and resolve pain
- Da Zo (Jujube) to harmonize
- Dang Shen (Codonopsis) to tonify Qi
- Fu Ling (Poria) to drain Damp and strengthen Spleen
- Gan Cao (Glycyrrhiza) to harmonize
- Gian Jiang (Zingiberis) to harmonize
- Sha Ren (Guang) Amomum to eliminate damp
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