Shen Calmer is a TCM herbal blend that treats anxiety and nervousness in dogs, cats and horses.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine indications for Shen Calmer are anxiety, disorder of Shen (Spirit), Heart Yin/Blood deficiency, insomnia, nervousness, a pulse that is thin and fast, restlessness, and a tongue that is red and dry.
According to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, stress often causes Liver Qi stagnation.
Liver Qi stagnation after a period of time will transform into fire which consumes the Heart Yin and disturb Shen (spirit and mental activities).
When Shen is disturbed, anxiety ensues along with nervousness, stressfulness, lack of focus, poor performance, and madness.
The key to treating a Shen disturbance is to nourish Heart Yin and cool fire.
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 the results of the Eastern exam.
Shen Calmer is a blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve the symptoms of anxiety, nervousness, restlessness and insomnia while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms.
It’s Chinese Principles of treatment are to nourish the Heart Yin and Blood, calm down the Shen, and soothe Liver Qi.
The main ingredients in the Shen Calmer formula are:
- Bai Sho Yao (Paeonia) to soothe the LIver
- Bai Zi Ren (Biota) to cal Shen, nourish heart
- Chai Hu (Bupleurum) to regulate Liver Qi and relieve stress
- Dan Shen (Salvia) to invigorate Blood and dispel stasis
- Dang Gui (Angelica) to nourish Heart Blood
- Fu Shen (Poria) to calm Shen
- Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon) to nourish Heart Yin
- Mu Li (Shu) (Ostrea) to calm Shen and subdue Liver Yang
- Qing Pi (Citrus) to smoothen Liver Qi and relax costal tension
- Suan Zao Ren (Sheng) (Zizyphus) to calm Shen and nourish Heart
- Tian Men Dong (Asparagus) to nourish Heart Yin
- Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra) to consolidate
- Xiang Fu (Cyperus) to smoothen Liver Qi
- Xuan Shen (Scrophularia) to cool Blood Heat
- Ye Jiao Teng (Polygonum) to calm Shen and nourish Heart
- Yuan Zhi (Polygala) to calm Chen and nourish Heart
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