The Four Paws Damp Heat formula is a TCM herbal blend that can be very helpful in treating itchy skin in dogs, cats and horses.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine indications for this herbal blend are eczema, eruptions, itching due to Damp-Heat in the four paws (feet), papules, a pulse that is fast, restlessness, skin itching, skin lesions with discharge and odor, 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. Wind Toxin 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.
The Four Paws Damp Heat formula is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve the symptoms of itchy skin while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. It’s Chinese Principles of Treatment are to clear Damp and Heat and to detoxify and cool Blood.
This veterinary herbal formula is based on the ancient Chinese formula Qing Shi Re Tang.
The main ingredients in the Four Paws Damp Heat formula are:
- Chi Shao (Paeonia) to cool Blood
- Chuan Niu Xi (Cyathula) to bring downward
- Dan Zhu Ye (Lophatherum) to drain Damp Heat
- Di Fu Zi (Kochia) to clear Damp Heat
- Gan Cao (Glycyrrhiza) to harmonize
- Ku SHen (Sophora) to clear Damp Heat, detoxify
- Sheng Di Huang (Rhemannia) to clear Heat and nourish Yin
- Tong Cao (Tetrapanax) to drain Damp Heat
- To Fu Ling (Smilax) to eliminate Damp and kill fungi
- Yin Chen Hao (Artemisia) to clear Liver Damp Heat
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