Stomach Happy a TCM herbal blend that can be very helpful as a remedy which helps with stomach ulcers in dogs, cats, and horses.
Gastric ulcers are often related to the method by which the stomach protects itself against the acid. A prescription of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is a common cause of gastric ulcers because NSAIDs decrease the stomach’s ability to buffer acids used for digestion. Ancient Chinese texts show that the key to treating gastric ulcers is to nourish the Stomach Yin. Stomach Happy is formulated for mild gastric ulcers. (Another formula, Jade Lady, is designed for more serious lesions.)
The Traditional Chinese Medicine indications for this herbal blend are generally mild to moderate gastric ulcers caused by stress. The “stress” cause may be due to training, racing, drugs, emotion, etc. This formula is also used for the prevention of such ulcers.
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.
Stomach Happy is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve the symptoms of gastric ulcers while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. The Chinese Principles of Treatment for this herbal blend are to nourish Yin, move Qi, and relieve pain.
This formula is based information found in the Ancient Chinese text Xiao Yo San with Er Chen Tang. Er-Chen-Tang from Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang (Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era) written by Chen Shi-Wen et al in 1080.
The main ingredients in the Ear Damp Heat Formula are:
- Bai Shao Yao (Paeonia) to nourish Liver Yin and Blood
- Cang Zhu (Atractylodes) to dry up Dampness and transform phlegm
- Chai Hu (Bupleurum) to soothe Liver Qi
- Shen Pi (Citrus) to move Qi and relieve pain
- Dang Gui (Angelica) to nourish and activate Blood
- Gan Cao (Glycyrrhiza) to harmonize
- Gua Lou (Trichosanthes) to promote body fluid and transform phlegm
- Pu Gong Ying (Taraxacum) to clear Heat
- Zhi Shi (Auranthium) to move Qi and relieve pain
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