Four Gentlemen is a TCM herbal blend that treats chronic fatigue and muscle atrophy in dogs, cats and horses.
The Western Medical indications for this herbal blend are fatigue and muscle atrophy. The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications are anorexia, loss of body weight, muscle atrophy, lethargy, fatigue, Qi deficiency, a pulse that is weak and a tongue that is 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. 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.
Four Gentlemen is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve the symptoms of fatigue and muscle atrophy while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. The Chinese principles of treatment for this herbal blend are to tonify Qi and strengthen Spleen.
The main ingredients in the Four Gentleman Formula are:
- Bai Zhu (Atractylodes) to strengthen Spleen and tonify Qi
- Dang Shen (Coonopsis) to tonify Qi
- Fu Ling (Poria) to drain Damp and strengthen Spleen
- Huang Qi (Astragalus ) to tonify Qi
This herbal blend is based on an the ancient formula Si Jun Zi Tang from Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang (Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era).
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