Dok’s Formula is a TCM herbal blend suitable for animals. It is an herbal arthritis treatment which also works for chronic joint pain for dogs, cats, and horses.
The Western Medical Indications for this herbal formula are arthritis, chronic joint pain, degenerative joint disease, hip dysplasia, intervertebral disc disease, and rheumatism.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine indications for this herbal blend are Bi syndromes, Cold-Bi syndrome, Kidney Qi/Yang Deficiency with Wind-Cold-Damp, a pulse that is weak and deep, a tongue that is pale or purple, and a weak back.
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. Wind Toxin is only one of the many TCM herbal blends available for our doctors to choose from based on the results of the Eastern exam.
Dok’s Formula is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve the symptoms of arthritis and chronic joint pain while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. Its Chinese Principles of Treatment are to tonify Kidney Yang, dispel wind, damp and cold, invigorate Qi and Blood, warm the Channels, and relieve pain.
This veterinary herbal formula is based on the ancient Chinese formula Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang found in the text Qian Jin Yao Fang (Thousand Ducat Formulas) written in 652 by Sun Si-Miao.
The main ingredients in Dok’s Formula as an herbal arthritis treatment are:
- Ba Ji Tian (Morinda) to tonify Kidney Yang and strengthen the bones
- Bu Gu Zhi (Psoralea) to tonify Kidney Yang
- Chuan Niu Xi (Cyathula) to support Kidneys and strengthen legs bones
- Chuan Xiong (Ligusticum) to invigorate Blood and relieve pain
- Dang Gui (Angelica) to invigorate Blood and relieves pain
- Du Huo (Angelica) to dispel Wind, Cold, and Dampness and relieve pain
- Du Zhong (Eucommia) to tonify Kidney Qi and Yang and strengthen back
- Gan Cao (Glycyrrhiza) to harmonize all other herbs
- Gu Sui Bu (Drynaria) to tonify Kidney Yang and benefit bones
- Qiang Huo (Notopterygium) to dispel Wind, Cold and Damp
- Rou Dou Kou (Myristica) to warm Spleen and Kidney
- Rou Gui (Cinnamomum) to warm channels and relieve pain
- Wu Yao (Lindera) to invigorate and warm Qi
- Xiao Hui Xiang (Foeniculum) to warm back and relieve pain
- Xu Duan (Dipsacus) to tonify Kidney and strengthen bones
- Ze Zie (Alisma) to drain damp and benefit Bladder
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