Lower Jiao Damp Heat is a TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) herbal blend that helps with dermatitis, eruptions and eczema in dogs, cats and horses.
The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications are dermatitis, eczema, eruptions, itching due to Damp-Heat in the Lower Jiao, restlessness, skin itching, a pulse that is fast, skin lesions with discharge and color, and a tongue that is purple or red.
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.
Lower Jiao Damp Heat is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve symptoms of dermatitis, eruptions, and eczema while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. The Chinese principles of treatment for this herbal blend are to clear Damp and Heat and to detoxify
The main ingredients in the Lower Jiao Damp Heat herbal formula are:
- Cang Zhi (Atractylodes) to dry up Damp
- Chan Niu Xi (Cyathula) to bring downward
- Di Fu Zi (Kochia) clear Damp Heat
- Han Fang Ji (Stephania) to eliminate Damp
- Huang Bai (Phellodendron) to clear Damp Heat in Lower Jiao
- Ku Shen (Sophora) to clear Damp Heat and detoxify
- Yi Mu Cao (Leonurus) to move Blood and clear Heat
- Yin Chen Hao (Artemisia) to clear Liver Damp Heat
This herbal blend is derived from the ancient Chinese herbal formula Qing Shi Re Tang.
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