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Chinese Traditional medicine has a rich history that includes over 2000 years of experience in harnessing the power of nature to support health and to promote optimal well-being. Chinese Traditional medicine is still practiced extensively in the East and is becoming more and more accepted in the West as well. Trying to take advantage of the benefits of Chinese traditional herbals and botanicals is not however without its own set of challenges. The biggest challenge to applying this system of medicine to your own health and the health of your family, is trying to determine which herbs and botanicals are best suited to your circumstances.
The Blue Poppy Originals range of supplements has taken the research out of applying these herbs to your daily life. A full range of supplements designed specifically for supporting the body in different circumstances makes Blue Poppy Originals an excellent choice for applying Eastern medicine to Western culture.
Yu Ping Feng San He Shen Ling Bai Zhu San Jia Jian
This formula is commonly used by Liu Feng-nian of the dermatology department of the Guangdong Chinese Medical Hospital in Guangzhou for the treatment of chronic dermatoses. It is a combination of Yu Ping Feng San (Jade Windscreen Powder) plus Shen Ling Bai Zhu San (Ginseng, Poria & Atractylodes Powder) with additions and subtractions. Our version is a 10:1 powdered extract in 500mg gelatin capsules.
To treat the root, boosts the qi and secures the exterior, fortifies the spleen and seeps dampness. To treat the branches, courses wind and stops itching, clears heat, resolves toxins, and quickens the blood.
Spleen qi vacuity resulting in a defensive qi insecurity with easy invasion of wind evils complicated by dampness, heat (toxins), and blood stasis manifesting as chronic hives or urticaria, eczema, and psoriasis
Signs & symptoms of spleen qi vacuity include:
•Lack of strength
• Orthostatic hypotension
• Possible loose stools
• Possible poor appetite
•A fat, swollen tongue with teeth-marks on its edges
•A forceless pulse
Signs & symptoms of easy invasion of wind evils include:
•Easy catching cold
• Recurrent episodes of itching
Signs & symptoms of damp evils include:
• Possible loose stools
• Possible chronic leukorrhea
• Swollen, edematous skin lesions
• Possible weeping skin lesions
• Possible water blisters
Signs & symptoms of heat include:
•Red skin lesions
•Hot skin lesions
• Possible red tongue with clear fur
• Possible rapid pulse
Signs & symptoms of toxins include:
•Very red, possibly purplish skin lesions
Signs & symptoms of blood stasis include:
•Skin lesions with darker, distinct borders
• Purplish or brownish skin lesions
• Enduring skin lesions which are fixed in locations
•A bowstring pulse
Within this formula, Huang Qi, Dang Shen, Fu Ling, Bai Zhu, Shan Yao, and mix-fried Gan Cao fortify the spleen, supplement the qi, and eliminate dampness by a combination of seeping and transforming. In particular, Huang Qi strongly supplements the defensive qi. When Huang Qi is combined with Mu Li, this strongly secures the exterior and more densely packs the interstices. Mu Li also quiets the spirit (which may be disturbed by itching). Pei Lan helps eliminate dampness and turbidity at the same time as it resolves the exterior, thus dispelling any lingering wind evils lodged in the defensive exterior. Because Pei Lan resolves summerheat, it is capable of treating both heat or warmth and dampness at the same time. Pei Lan is aided in resolving the exterior by Jing Jie, Fang Feng, and Jiang Can. These last three ingredients are all also known to empircally stop itching. Jiang Can also frees the flow of the network vessels. This means that it quickens the blood within the network vessels. Other ingredients to help stop itching include She Chuang Zi and Bai Xian Pi. Bai Xian Pi also clears heat and eliminates dampness specifically from the skin. It is a well-known dermatological medicinal. Zi Cao clears heat from the blood aspect and resolves toxins. It is also a well-known skin medicinal within Chinese medicine. It is aided by Mu Dan Pi which clears heat from the blood aspect as well as quickens the blood and frees the flow of the network vessels.
My patient does present the signs and symptoms of:
Spleen qi vacuity
Toxins (Not necessary)