Ba Ji San is a TCM herbal blend that treats sore and weak back in dogs, cats, and horses.
The Western Medical indications for this herbal blend are rear weakness and a sore and weak back. The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications are coldness at back or extremities, edema, Kidney Qi/Yang Deficiency, a pulse that is deep and weak, a tongue that is pale and purple, and weakness or pain at the back and/0r rear limbs.
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.
Ba Ji San is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve the symptoms of rear weakness and a sore and weak back, while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. The Chinese principles of treatment for this herbal blend are to tonify Kidney Yang, dispel Cold, and resolve pain.
The main ingredients in the Ba Ji San formula are:
- Ba Ji Tian (Morinda) to warm Yang, tonify Kidney, and strengthen back/rear
- Bu Gu Zhi (Psoralea) to tonify Kidney Yang
- Cang Zhu (Atractylodes) to dry up Damp
- Chen Pi (Citrus) to move Qi and resolve pain
- Chuan Niu Xi (Cyathula) to tonify Kidney Yang and strengthen rear limbs
- Du Zhong (Eucommia) to tonify Kidney Yang and strengthen back
- Hu Lu Ba (Trigonella) to tonify Kidney Yang and strengthen rear
- Qing Pi (Citrus) to move Qi and resolve pain
- Rou Gui (Cinnamomum) to warm Yang
- Yin Yang Hu0 (Epimedium) to tonify Kidney Yang Yin
This herbal blend is based on the ancient formula Ba-Ji-San from Yuan Heng Liao Ma Ji (Yuan-hengéˆ¥æªš Therapeutic Treatise of Horses) written in 1608 by Yu Benyuan and Yu Benheng.
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