Jin Gui Shen Qi (Rehmannia 8) is a TCM herbal blend that helps hypothyroidism and renal failure in dogs and cats and is also very helpful in treating infertility.
The Western Medical indications for this herbal blend are hypothyroidism, renal failure, and infertility. The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications are coldness of back and extremities, heat-seeking behavior, Kidney Qi/Yang Deficiency with Wind-Cold-Damp, a pulse that is deep and weak, and a tongue that is pale and purple.
Warnings: Do not use during pregnancy.
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 the results of the Eastern exam.
Jin Gui Shen Qi (Rhemannia 8) is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve the symptoms of hypothyroidism, renal failure, and infertility while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. The Chinese principles of treatment for this herbal blend are tonify Kidney and warm Yang.
The main ingredients in the Jin Gui Shen Qi Formula are:
- Fu Ling (Poria) to drain Damp and strengthen Spleen
- Fu Zi (Aconite) to tonify Kidney Yang
- Mu DAn Pi (Moutan) to cool Liver
- Rou Gui (Cinnamomum) tonify Kidney Yang
- Shan Yao (Dioscorea) to tonify Qi and nourish Kidney Jing
- Shan Zhu Yu (Cornus) to nourish Yin
- Ze Xie (Alisma) to drain Damp and clear Kidney false Fire
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