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|Brand||Blue Poppy Originals|
|Unit Size||60 (9:1 extract) caps|
|Dosage||Three capsules two times per day. This formula is made from a 9:1 extract. That means the above dosage is equivalent to not less than 30 grams of raw herbs.|
|Potency||10:1 (average) 500mg|
|Properties||Designed for patients with neurogenic bladder and may used, if the pattern fits, for patients with interstitial cystitis causing urinary frequency, urgency, and possible pain.|
|Contraindications||This formula is not for damp heat pouring downward cystitis.|
|Chinese Symptomology||Niao duo (Polyuria);Niao Ji (urinary urgency);Xin ji (Heart palpitations);You si (anxiety and excessive thinking or preoccupation)|
|Western Symptomology||Neurogenic bladder with agitation;Insomnia;Emotional disquietude;Interstitial cystitis|
|Actions||Courses the liver and rectifies the qi, clears heat and eliminates dampness, supplements the qi and quiets the spirit.|
|Pattern||Liver-spleen disharmony with dampness pouring downward to the urinary bladder. Liver depression has resulted in depressive heat affecting the functions of the stomach, heart, and lungs, while spleen qi vacuity has resulted in nonconstruction of the heart spirit and failure to upbear the clear. Hence there is disquietude of the spirit and urinary symptoms that are aggravated by stress and emotional upset.|
|Chinese name||Xiao Chai Hu Tang Jia Wei|
|Description||Although this formula in Chinese is named after Xiao Chai Hu Tang (Minor Bupleurum Decoction), it is actually a modified combination of Xiao Chai Hu Tang, Xiao Yao San (Rambling Powder), and Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang (Supplement the Center & Boost the Qi Decoction). In this formula, Bupleurum, Ledebouriella, Orange Peel, and uncooked Ginger course the liver and rectify the qi, while Peony and Dang Gui nourish the blood and emolliate the liver. Astragalus, Codonopsis, Poria, Licorice, and Red Dates supplement the spleen and construct the heart spirit. Poria, Pinellia, Orange Peel, and uncooked Ginger seep and transform dampness. Scutellaria clears heat from the liver, stomach, and lungs. Depressive heat from the liver drafts upward, affecting the stomach and lungs. In Chinese medicine, it is said that, The kidneys are the sluice-gate of the stomach. This means that the stomach and kidneys are related in terms of the production of urine. If the stomach is hot and hyperactive, it not only disperses food too quickly downward, it also disperses liquids too quickly downward, thus contributing to urinary frequency and urgency. Similarly, depressive heat from the liver and stomach may accumulate in the lungs, affecting the lungs control over the water passageways. Ophiopogon clears heat from the stomach and heart, helps transform dampness and phlegm, and nourishes yin, therefore, preventing the ruling ingredient, Bupleurum, from plundering yin. Achyranthes helps move the blood and thus also heat and fluids downward, while empirically also treating any tendency to low back pain. Polygala and Caulis Polygoni both quiet the spirit. In addition, Polygala rectifies the qi and transforms phlegm, while
Caulis Polygoni nourishes the blood and treats both irritability and insomnia. This formula has achieved a 90.3% total amelioration rate in one study of 31 patients with urinary bladder neck syndrome and neurogenic bladder, with a 61.2% cure rate.
|Ingredients||Chai Hu; Dang Shen; Fu Ling; Huang Qin; Bai Shao; Da Zao; Ban Xia; Dang Gui; Niu Xi; Chen Pi; Yuan Zhi; Fang Feng; Mai Men Dong; Gan Cao; Ye Jiao Teng; Sheng Jiang; Huang Qi|
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