Epimedium is a TCM herbal blend that can be very helpful with problems of infertility in dogs, cats, and horses.
The Western Medical Indications for this herbal formula are female infertility, impotence, low quantity or quality of sperm, lower sexual activities, stallion infertility.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine indications for this herbal are female infertility, Kidney Jing deficiency, Kidney Yang deficiency, low quantity of sperm, poor quality of sperm, a pulse that is weak and deep, stallion infertility, a tongue that is pale and swollen.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy, Kidney Jing is the prenatal essence of the vital life force and all reproductive ability depends on Kidney Jing and Kidney Yang. Epimedium powder promotes these qualities by tonification of Kidney Yang, Jing, Qi, and Blood.
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.
Epimedium is a Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve the symptoms of infertility, low quality of sperm, stallion infertility, impotence, and lowered sexual activities while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. Its Chinese Principles of Treatment are to tonify Kidney Yang and nourish Yin and Jing.
The Epimedium powder herbal formula promotes sexual activity by tonification of the Jing, Kidney Yang, Blood, and Qi. It can be used for impotence in stallions, including the issues poor sperm quality, low sperm counts, and Kidney Yang/Jing Deficiency. It can be used in mares for infertility problems such as anestrus due to ovary quiescence, silent estrus, quite heat, irregular estrus, and lack of sexual desire.
This veterinary herbal formula is based on the ancient Chinese formula Sheng Jing San.
The main ingredients in the Epimedium Formula are:
- Bai Sho Yao (Paeonia) to nourish Liver Yin and Blood
- Bu Gu Zhi (Psoralea) to tonify Kidney Yang and strengthen the bones
- Chen Pi (Citrus) to regulate stomach Qi and invigorate spleen Qi
- Dang Gui (Angelica) to nourish Blood
- Dang Shen (Codonopsis) to tonify Qi
- Gou Qi Zi (Lycium Chinesis Fructus) to nourish Liver Yin and benefit the eyes
- He Shou Wu (Polygonum) to nourish Blood and Jing and benefit the hair
- Huang Qi (Astragalus) to tonify Qi
- Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon) to moisten and nourish Yin
- Shu Di Huang (Rehmannia) to nourish Kidney Yin and Jing
- Suo Yang (Cynomorium) to tonify Kidney Yang
- Tu Si Zi (Cuscuta) to tonify Kidney Yang and Jing and Yin
- Xu Duan (Dipsacus) to tonify Kidney Yang and promote healing of a fracture
- Xuan Shen (Scrophularia) to cool Blood and clear Heat
- Yang Qi Shi (Actinolite) to tonify Kidney Yang
- Yin Yang Huo (Epimedium) to tonify Kidney Yang/Jing and promote sexual desire
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