Haliotis Formula is a TCM herbal blend that can be very helpful in treating keratitis and uveitis in dogs, cats, and horses.
The Western Medical Indications for this herbal formula is chronic conjunctivitis, Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU), keratitis, and uveitis.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine indications for this herbal blend photophobia, grey or blue nebula (turbidity of the cornea), Heat/Fire in the Liver with stagnation, miosis, ocular discharge, an opacity of the cornea, surging fast or weak pulse, swollen eyelids, and a tongue that is red or pale.
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.
Haliotis Formula is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve the symptoms of keratitis and uveitis while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. Its Chinese Principles of Treatment are to clear Liver and eliminate Fire, clear the eyes, and resolve the nebula.
This veterinary herbal formula is based on the ancient Chinese formula Jue Ming San found in the text Yuan Heng Liao Ma Ji (Yuan-heng’s Therapeutic Treatise of Horses) written in 1608 by Benyuan and Yu Benheng.
The main ingredients in Haliotis Formula are:
- Gu Jing Cao (Eriocaulon) to clear Heat, brighten the eyes
- Huang Lian (Coptis) to clear Damp-Heat and detoxify
- Huang Qi (Astragalus) to tonify Qi
- Huang Qin (Scutellaria) to clear Damp-Heat and detoxify
- Jue Min Zi (Cassia) to clear Heat and brighten the eyes
- Mi Meng Hua (Buddleia) to brighten the eyes
- Mo Yao (Myrrh) to activate Blood
- Sheng Di Huang (Rehmannia) to clear Heat and cool Blood
- Shi Jue Ming (Haliotis) to clear Heat and brighten the eyes
- Yu Jin (Curcuma) to clear Heat-Toxin and dissipate Stasis
- Zhi Zi (Gardenia) to clear Damp-Heat and detoxify
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