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|Brand||Dr. Kang Formulas|
|Unit Size||90 capsules|
|Dosage||2 to 3 capsules, three times per day; morning, noon, and evening or as needed to treat acute symptoms.|
|Potency||7:1, 500mg Caps|
|Contraindications||Do not use with atrophic ulcer|
|Chinese Symptomology||Abdominal pain due to Stomach Qi stagnation; Heavy abdominal belching; Regurgitation of acid; Hiccup; Epigastric distention and distress; Stomach spasm; Vomiting|
|Western Symptomology||Acid reflux; Acute and chronic gastritis; Stomach ulcer; Duodenal ulcer; Anorexia|
|Actions||Modern acute care clinical research in China confirms that this formula effectively relieves stomach spasms, alleviates pain, promotes blood circulation, strengthens digestion and absorption, promotes the healing of ulcers, preventing vomiting, hiccuping, and regurgitation of acid.|
|Pattern||Stomach Qi stagnation|
|Tongue||White or yellowish fur.|
|Pulse||Tight or bowstring.|
|Description||To be used as a supplement to a balanced diet when stomachache or ulcer symptoms are present.
From the Western scientific perspective stomachaches result from gastrointestinal disorders such as acute and chronic gastritis (from indigestible food combinations or amounts) and stomach and duodenal ulcers. The use of alcohol and aspirin (especially together) can clear the protective mucous layer of the stomach, causing ulceration and pain.
From the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, a wide range of etiologies can cause a stomachache. Among these are stagnation of Stomach Qi, lack of Yin nourishing or deficient Qi, improper diet or unbalanced food choices, mental stress (disharmony of gastric Qi), and depression or anxiety marked by stagnation of Stomach Qi (Hepatic Qi affects the stomach, and also hypo-activity of Yang in Middle Jiao). All result in stomachache.
|Ingredients||Bai Hua She She Cao (Heydyotidis diffusa Herba); Pu Gong Ying (Taraxacum mongolicum Herba); Wa Leng Zi (Arca inflata Concha); Hai Piao Xiao (Sepia esculenta Os); Wu Yao (Lindera aggregataa Radix); Bai He (Lilium brownii Bulbus); Hou Po (Magnolia officinalis Cortex); Yan Hu Suo (Corydalis yanhusuo Rhizoma); Ba Yue Zha (Akebia trifoliata Fructus); Huang Qin (Scutelaria baicalensis Radix);|