Ling Jiao Gou Teng is a TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) herbal blend that helps encephalitis, epilepsy, and seizures in dogs, cats, and horses.
The Western Medical indications for this formula are convulsions, encephalitis, epilepsy, and seizures.
The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications for this formula are convulsions, tremors of the limbs, fever, red eyes, internal Wind due to Liver Heat, a pulse that is dry and rapid, and a tongue that is red.
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 herb is only one of the many TCM herbal blends available for our doctors to choose from based on the results of the Eastern exam.
Ling Jiao Gou Teng is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve symptoms of convulsions, encephalitis, epilepsy, and seizures while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. The Chinese principles of treatment for this herbal blend are to tonify the Kidney, warm Yang, strengthen the back and limbs, and dispel Wind-Cold-Damp
The main ingredients in the Ling Jiao Gou Teng formula are:
- Bai Shao Yao (Paeonia) to nourish Blood and sooth Liver Yang
- Fu Shen (Poria) to calm Shen
- Gan Cao (Glycyrrhiza) to harmonize
- Gou Teng (Uncaria) to clear internal Wind, resolve seizure, and cool Liver
- Ju Hua (Chrysanthemum) to clear Heat and cool Liver
- Sang Ye (Morus) to clear Wind-Heat
- Sheng Di Huang (Rehmannia) to nourish Blood, Yin, and Jing
- Tian Ma (Gastrodia Elata) to clear internal Wind, resolve seizure, and relieve pain
- Zhe Bei Mu (Fritillaria) to transform Phlegm, clear Heat and nourish Yin
- Zhu Ru (Bambusa) to transform Phlegm
This herbal blend is derived from the ancient Chinese herbal formula Ling Jiao Gou Teng Tang from Ton Su Han Lun which was written in 1650 by Yu Gen Chu.
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