Bai Hu Si Miao is a TCM herbal blend that helps with rheumatoid arthritis in dogs, cats, and horses.
The Western Medical indications for this herbal blend are immune-mediated arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis in dogs, infectious arthritis, and urinary tract infection. The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications are Damp-Heat in the middle/lower jiaos, Heat Bi syndrome, painful and swollen feet, a pulse that is slippery or strong, a red tongue with yellow coating and pain, redness, swelling and heat in joints.
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 results of the Eastern exam.
Bai Hu Si Miao is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve the symptoms of immune-mediated arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis in dogs, infectious arthritis, and urinary tract infection while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. The Chinese principles of treatment for this herbal blend are to eliminate Wind-Damp-Heat, resolve stagnation, clear Heat, and to detoxify.
The main ingredients in the Bai Hu Si Miao formula are:
- Cang Zhu (Atractylodes) to dry up Damp and strengthen Spleen
- Chuan Niu Xi (Cyathula) to smoothen Channels and joints and to descend
- Gui Zhi (Cinnamomum) to clear Wind-cold-damp and resolve stagnation
- Hai Tong Pi (Erythrina) to clear Wind-cold-damp and resolve stagnation
- Huang Bai (Phellodendron) to clear Damp Heat in the lower jiao
- Shi Gao (Sheng) (Gypsum) to clear Heat and purge Fire
- Yi Yi Ren (Coix) to eliminate Damp
- Zhi Mu (Anemarrhena) to clear Heat and nourish Yin
This herbal blend is a combination of two ancient clinical formulas, Bai Hu Tang and Si Miao San.
Our clients have seen wonderful improvements in arthritis in dogs 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