What is Phlegm Fat Formula?
TCVM herbal blends are a mix of herbs that work well together to address the root cause of pet health challenges.
Will Phlegm Fat Formula Help Your Pet?
If your pet is overweight or suffers from fatty tumors, Phlegm Fat Formula just might be the solution!
Dr. Smith often uses Phlegm Fat Formula in the clinic to help pets suffering from both.
According to TCVM theory, pet obesity is mostly due to an accumulation of Dampness and Phlegm.
TCVM considers Dampness to be the same condition as water retention.
Phlegm is more than just “phlegm” in TCVM. It 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 a “phlegm” (Tan) resulting from accumulated fluids condensing 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 pet obesity, the tumors were considered solidified “phlegm masses” in certain areas of the body.
How Phlegm Fat Formula Helps With Pet Obesity and Fatty Tumors in Dogs, Cats & Horses
At Natchez Trace Veterinary Services, Dr. Smith offers an Eastern exam (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in combination with the standard veterinary exam.
TCVM philosophy differs from standard Western medical philosophy.
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine focuses on balance and finding the root cause of health challenges rather than simply masking symptoms with prescription medicines.
Through Eastern examination techniques, Dr. Smith chooses herbal blends to treat your pet’s symptoms.
The herbs help your pet feel better and at the same time correct imbalances causing the symptoms.
However, Phlegm Fat Formula is only one of the many TCM herbal blends available for Dr. Smith to choose from based on the results of the Eastern exam.
During the exam, Dr. Smith may discover your pet’s particular challenges will respond better to a different herbal blend.
What Ingredients are in Phlegm Fat Formula?
Phlegm Fat Formula is a veterinary offshoot of 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!