Qi Lin San is a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicin herbal blend that helps urinary dribbling and behavioral urination problems in dogs, cats, and horses.
The Western Medical indications for this herbal blend are urinary dribbling and behavioral urination problems. The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications are behavioral urination problems, fullness and/or discomfort at the lower abdomen, a pulse that is wiry, Qi-lin syndrome, a tongue that is purple, and urinary dribbling.
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.
Qi Lin San is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve symptoms of urinary dribbling and behavioral urination problems while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. The Chinese principles of treatment for this herbal blend are to soothe the liver and move qi.
The main ingredients in the Qi Lin San herbal formula are:
- Bai Shao Yao (Paeonia) to soothe Liver and nourish Liver Blood/Yin
- Chen Pi (Citrus) to move Qi
- Dang Gui (Angelica) to move Blood and nourish Liver Blood
- Deng Xin Cao (Juncus) to clear heat
- Hua Shi (Talc) to drain damp heat
- Qing Pi (Citrus) to soothe Liver Qi
- Shi Wei (Pyrrosia) to Drain Damp Heat
- Wang Bu Liu Xing Zi (Raw) (Vaccaria) to move Blood and resolve stagnation
- Wu Yao (Lindera) to move Qi
- Xiang Fu (Cyperus) to move Qi
- Xiao Hui Xiang (Foeniculum) to warm Liver and Kidney
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!
Unfortunately, as of 6/24/19, we discovered Qi Lin San was discontinued by the manufacturer.
A good alternative might be TCVM herbal blend Suo Quan Wan.
Source: Dr. Xie’s Jing Tang Herbal
Written by: Becki Baumgartner