Phlegm Fat Formula is a TCM herbal blend that can be very helpful with pet obesity and fatty tumors in dogs, cats and horses.
According to Traditional Chinese Medical theory, obesity is mostly due to an accumulation of Dampness and Phlegm.
TCVM considers Dampness to be the same condition as water retention. Phlegm is not limited to its common meaning, but also includes the accumulation of unwanted products and toxins (such as excess of fat and food residues) from body metabolism.
Dampness and Phlegm are caused by imbalances in the processes of food intake, digestion, absorption, and transportation.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, fat is considered to be the product of “phlegm” (Tan), which is fluids that have accumulated and then condensed into a more solid form.
Phlegm can be caused by a poor diet or by the malfunction of the spleen, kidneys, and liver. Eliminating phlegm and expelling dampness is the main strategy in Chinese medicine.
Fatty tumors are treated in the same fashion as obesity, the tumors were considered solidified “phlegm masses” in certain areas of the body.
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.
Phlegm Fat Formula is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve the symptoms of obesity and fatty tumors while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms.
It is very effective in treating skin itching caused by wind-heat or wind-toxin. It will clear damp and transform phlegm.
This veterinary herbal formula is based on the ancient Chinese formula Er Chen Tang found in the text Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang (Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era) written in 1080 by Chen Shi-Wen et al.
The main ingredients in Phlegm Fat Formula are:
- Ban Xia (Pinella) to dry up Damp and transform phlegm
- Cang Zhu (Atractylodes) to dry up Damp and strengthen Spleen
- Che Qian CAo (Plantago) to clear Damp-Heat
- Chen Pi (Ctirus) to dry up Damp, move Qi
- Da Fu Pi (Areca) to clear Damp, resolve water retention
- Dong Qua Pi (Benincasa) to clear Damp, transform phlegm
- Fu Ling (Poria) to strengthen Spleen, benefit urination
- Xiang Fu (Cyperus) to move Qi and relieve pain
- Yi Yi Ren (Coix) to clear Damp
- Ze Xie (Alisma) to clear Damp
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