Eight Treasures is a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) herbal blend that treats weakness and immunodeficiency in dogs, cats, and horses.
The Western Medical indications for this herbal blend are general weakness and immunodeficiency in dogs, cats, and horses. The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications are fatigue, general weakness, loss of body weight, a pulse that is deep, weak and thready, Qi-Blood deficiency and a tongue that is very pale.
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.
Eight Treasures is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve symptoms of general weakness and immunodeficiency while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. The Chinese principles of treatment for this herbal blend are to tonify Qi and nourish Blood.
This formula is crafted from Ba Zhen Tang (Eight-Treasure Decoction) originally found in Zheng Ti Lei Yao (Catalogue Essentials for Correcting the Body) written in 1529 by Bi Li-Zhai.
The main ingredients in the Eight Treasures herbal formula are:
- Bai Shao Yao (Paeonia) to nourish Blood
- Bai Zhu (Atractylodes) to tonify Qi and strengthen the Spleen
- Chuan Xiong (Liguisticum) to move blood and resolve stagnation
- Dang Gui (Angelica) to nourish Blood
- Dang Shen (Codonopsis) to tonify Qi
- Fu Ling (Poria) to drain damp and strengthen Spleen
- Huang Qi (Astragalus) to tonify Qi
- Shu Di Huang (Rehmannia) to nourish blood and Jing
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