Eight Gentlemen Herbal Blend Helps Chronic Gastrointestinal Disorders in Dogs, Cats, and Horses

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Jing Tang Eight Gentlemen Herbal Blend is a traditional Chinese herbal formula that has been used for centuries to help support digestive health in dogs. 

This blend consists of eight different herbs that work together to help address various digestive issues in dogs, such as chronic diarrhea, vomiting, and poor appetite.

What Is the Eight Gentlemen Herbal Blend?

Eight Gentlemen is a TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) herbal blend that treats chronic gastrointestinal disorders in dogs, cats, and horses.

It is an amazing formula to help animals with the Western medical diagnosis of chronic gastrointestinal disorders.

The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications for Eight Gentlemen are:

  • Abdominal pain or fullness
  • Poor appetite
  • A deep, weak pulse
  • Spleen Qi Deficiency with Stagnation of Cold-Damp
  • A pale, wet tongue
  • 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.

Eight Gentlemen 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 a uniquely formulated herbal blend. The individual herbs work synergistically to relieve symptoms of chronic gastrointestinal disorders while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of the symptoms.

The Chinese principles of treatment for this Eight Gentlemen are to:

  • Tonify Qi
  • Strengthen Spleen
  • Move Qi
  • Eliminate Damp

What Herbs Are in Eight Gentlemen?

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.

Try TCVM Food Therapy

TCVM food therapy is an excellent tool for helping dogs with digestive disorders.    For pets with chronic digestive challenges, we recommend trying a PET | TAO Harmony Limited Ingredient Dog Food or home cooking a limited ingredient diet and supplementing with PET | TAO Harmonize GI.   A limited-ingredient diet can benefit dogs with digestive issues by eliminating common allergens and irritants that can trigger digestive problems.   Harmonize GI is a premium digestive enzyme and probiotic supplement.  

Digestive enzymes and probiotics can both be helpful for dogs with chronic digestive problems, as they work in different ways to support digestive health.

Digestive enzymes are natural substances that help break down food into smaller, more easily digestible components. 

Dogs with chronic digestive issues may have a deficiency in certain digestive enzymes, making it harder to break down and absorb nutrients from their food. 

Adding digestive enzymes to their diet can help improve digestion and reduce symptoms like diarrhea, gas, and bloating.

On the other hand, probiotics are live microorganisms that provide a health benefits when consumed in adequate amounts. 

These “good” bacteria help maintain a healthy balance of microorganisms in the gut and support the overall gut microbiome.

Please contact our clinic anytime if you have questions about supplements or herbal remedies!

Source: Dr. Xie’s Jing Tang Herbal

Written by: Becki Baumgartner


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