Da Cheng Qi Tang is a TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) herbal blend that helps relieve impaction and constipation in dogs, cats, and horses.
The Western Medical indications for this herbal blend are abdominal pain, impaction, and constipation. The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications are abdominal fullness and pain, fever, focal distension, Excess Heat in the large intestine, a pulse that is forceful and fast, and a tongue that is red with a yellow coating.
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.
Da Cheng Qi Tang is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve symptoms of abdominal pain, constipation, and impaction, while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. The Chinese principles of treatment for this herbal blend are to clear Heat and purge accumulation through the bowels.
The main ingredients in the Da Cheng Qi Tang herbal formula are:
- Da Huang (Rheum) to clear Heat, purge large intestine, cool blood, and resolve stagnation
- Hou Po (Magnolia Obovata) to move Qi and relieve pain
- Mang Xiao (Mirabilite) to purge accumulation through bowels and resolve hardness
- Zhi Shi (Aurantium) to move Qi and relieve pain
This herbal blend is derived from the ancient Chinese herbal formula Da Chen Qi Tang from Shang Han Za Bing Lun, which was written in 220 by Zhang Zhong-Jing.
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