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Over the Counter (OTC) Chinese Herbal Medicine

There are many pre-packaged Chinese Herbal Medicine products that are available in Chinatowns and Asian Supermarkets across the U.S.A., as well as via the Internet. Unlike most American prescription and otc drugs, these Chinese Herbal Medicine formulas are made with 100% natural Chinese herbs, used and tested by people over many years (decades and in some cases, centuries) and usually, have no negative side affects.

Some of the Chinese Herbal Medicine products that are available over the counter include:



BU ZHONG YI QI WAN (stronger than XIANG SHA YANG YEI PIAN)

(a Ginseng & Astragalus Formula) Treats poor digestion with symptoms of abdominal bloating, pain, gas. Also used for fatigue with general feeling of coldness, chronic diarrhea or loose stools.

Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan is a Chinese Medicinal Formula that is thought to strengthen the central Qi and encourage Yang Qi to ascend. It is sometimes utilized in cases of chronic fatigue, excessive menstrual flow, recurrent miscarriage, urinary incontinence, chronic bronchitis, shortness of breath, chronic hepatitis, and chronic diarrhea (which is not caused by bacteria). It is considered especially helpful in the treatment of a prolapsed uterus, stomach, or rectum. Symptoms that can be associated with weak central Qi are: p.o. digestion, anemia, bleeding disorders (ie: bleeding between menses, abnormally heavy menstruation, nosebleeds, hemophilia, etc), cold hands and feet, pale skin, pale tongue with a thin white coating, a thirst for warm liquids, diarrhea, daytime sweating/low grade fever and chronic exhaustion.


CULING

helps alleviate the occasional blue feelings everyone experiences from time to time and maintain proper gastrointenstinal function. For treatment of abdominalache, vomiting, common cold, fever, headache nausea, dyspesia, motion-sickness, and all gastro-intestinal diseases. ...


DU HUO JI SHENG TANG

for living in cold and damp weather.


ER CHEN TANG (also known as Two Cured Decoction)

For the sensation of water in the stomach which is due to a deficiancy of Spleen Qi (another way of saying inefficient digestion). More for phlegm, while PING WEI SAN ia more for dampness.


HUO XIANG ZHENG QI WAN

commonly used to treat patients suffering from summer colds, flu, and gastrointestinal disorders due to seasonal dampness. It functions by regulating the Qi, eliminating dampness and expelling Wind/Cold. Symptoms that can be associated with these conditions are: fevers, chills, nausea, diarrhea, reduced appetite, bloating, gastrointestinal discomfort, and a greasy, white tongue. It has also been suggested as a treatment for patients who are suffering from acute diarrhea and cholera.

It should be noted that this treatment is usually utilized in warm months with high humidity when the above conditions are more likely to occur. Environment, lifestyle, and diet are thought to have a substantial effect on the occurrence of summer colds and gastrointestinal disorders. It is also advisable to be aware that drinking large amounts of cold liquids, so common in hot weather, is thought to adversely effect the immune and digestive systems by slowing down their responsiveness.


MU XIANG SHUN GI WAN

if feeling bloated is making you feel distressed and uneasy.


PING WEI

stops diarrhea (1st of 3 main situations). This may be caused by eating cold, greasy or generally unhealthy food. There will be diarrhea with abdominal pain rumbling in the abdomen, feelings of cold which are better for warm applications, and no thrist.


PING WEI PIAN

stops diarrhea (2nd of 3 main situations). This is when the body becomes overheated, as seen in hot climates. There will be diarrhea which is hot, offensive and in more severe cases there is fever and thrist.


PING WEI SAN

also known as Calm the Somach Powder. Powdered form of PING WEI. More for dampness, while ER CHEN TANG is more for phlegm.


PO CHAI (Protecting the people) for fever, diarrrhoea, intoxication, vomiting, overeating, and gastrointestinal diseases.


REN DAN

stops diarrhea (2nd of 3 main situations), like PING WEI PIAN. This is when the body becomes overheated, as seen in hot climates. There will be diarrhea which is hot, offensive and in more severe cases there is fever and thrist.


SHEN LING BAI ZHU SAN

stop diarrhea regardless of what is causing it. Also, has ability to strengthen the Spleen QI which is essential if the problem is ever to be treated at its root. Treats the damp in the intestines that shows up as diarrhea. It is no secret that fried foods, greasy foods and fatty foods are known as damp producing foods.


WULING SAN

1. Promotes decomposition of alcohol and effectively improves many bothersome digestive symptoms. 2. Assists the absorption of water in the stomach with a diuretic effect.


XIANG SHA YANG YEI PIAN (SIANG SHA YANG YEI PIAN)

stops diarrhea (3rd of 3 main situations). There may be weakness of the SPleen and Stomach Qi, associated symptoms include mild abdominal pain, abdominal rumbling, poor apetite, abdominal bloating and tiredness. More sever cases are associated with Coldness in the limbs and diarrhea at dawn, indicating a weakness of the Kidney Yang; there may be frequent urination and low back pain.


XIAO YAO WAN

From the point of view of Chinese medicine, distress, upset and anxiety occur due to concurrent blood deficiency and emotional constriction of liver which controls the free flow of blood. The formula nourishes blood and helps to regulate the liver to promote the movement of Qi and blood in the body. Chronic gastritis, neurosis, irregular menstruation, destension in the chest and hypochondrium, symptoms of PMS including bloating, fatigue, headache, dizziness, blurry vision, dry mouth and throat...


999

Rx for gastritis


DISCLAIMER: All of the above information regarding specific Chinese Herbal Medicine products was obtained from packaging material and similar sources. We do not guarantee the effectiveness or safety of any of these products. Furthermore, we do not recommend any of the specific products. They are mentioned here for documentation purposes only.


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