Chinese Herbal Medicine
Healthy Home Medicine Cabinet:
At Ancient Health and Healing we recommend Chinese herbal medicine for our clients as needed.
Chinese herbal medicine is safe and effective for the entire family. We want you and your family to have access and knowledge about natural medicine alternatives to pharmaceuticals. Therefore, we have listed some of our most powerful herbal remedies for many common conditions. If you don’t see what you need, just ask.
Herbs can be used alone or they can be a perfect addition to your acupuncture treatments. Katharine Stewart, L.Ac only recommends quality brands for you such as Health Concerns and KAN. These brands are quality tested & guaranteed herb brands (cGMP). There are many others, these are just the brands she likes the best.
Many brands have their own names for the product formulas. We are using the names that Health Concerns and KAN use. You may purchase them at many online retailers and at our online shop. We have made purchasing easy by matching our favorite products with symptoms on our Fullscript Store. We are here to assist you if you have difficulty ordering.
All formulas listed are safe for children, and pregnant women unless otherwise stated.
Children can take between 1/4 and 1/2 adult dose depending on their weight. Dosages are for about a 100lb person, so adjust accordingly!
All bottles have their own doses, listed on the bottle. The frequency to take the dose is listed.
These formulas are for educational purposes only. Consult your healthcare provider if you have any questions.
There are often different choices that are effective for the same condition. See which works best for you.
Every condition listed below absolutely responds to acupuncture as well.
Colorful Phoenix Pearl Combo (KAN). Take 1-4 times a day until skin is clear. Acne, rashes, boils, ulcers, carbuncles. Contraindicated with pregnancy & nursing.
Xanthium Relieve Surface (HC). Take every 1-4 hours until symptoms are gone. During high allergy season, take regular doses, 1-2 times a day even if symptoms are gone. If you are also quite irritable, also take Free and Easy Wanderer (KAN). For extra help with serious watery sinuses, add Minor Blue Perilla (HC).
Enviroshield (KAN, Sage sub-brand), or Jade Windscreen (KAN). Take in between episodes, or before allergy season.
Rescue Formula (KAN), Calm Dragon (KAN) or Ease Plus (HC). See which works best for you. Take every 1-5 hours until anxiety is gone. Anxiety, agitation, severe pre-menstrual syndrome, depression, withdrawal, mania. Use with caution during pregnancy, but it is much safer than pharmaceuticals. Consider acupuncture as well. It is very effective to reduce anxiety. Quieting your mind 10-20 min. a day is very powerful too. Do it on your own or listen to a guided meditation.
Colds & Flus
Yin Chaio(KAN) OR Gan Mao Ling(KAN) OR Cold Away(HC) or Cold Snap (OTC). – See what works best for you!
Take at first sign of illness to stop the bug in its tracks. Also gargle with salt water, and rest. Take every 1-4 hours until symptoms are gone, or up to 5 days. Not for long-term use. If the bug manages to manifest itself, into bronchitis or a sinus infection, for example, other remedies are needed.
For prevention when flying, or when exposed to sick people, take 1-2 times a day. Take every 1-4 hours, as needed, until symptoms are gone. May combine with Curing pills/Quiet Digestion for stomach flu.
Cough, thick, yellow phlegm
Pinellia Dispersing Formula (KAN) Phlegm in the head, throat and lungs that is thick, yellow or stuck. Sinus congestion, cough and nausea from excessive phlegm.Take every 1-4 hours until phlegm is gone. Combine with Nasal Emollient for best results. Also, no dairy until phlegm is gone.
Cough-any kind of phlegm
Dispel Cough (KAN)Phlegm in the head, throat and lungs that is thick, yellow or stuck. Combine with Nasal Emollient for best results. Also, no dairy until phlegm is gone.
Power Mushrooms(HC), Or Basic Boost (KAN by Sage), Or Myco-Forte (KAN) Or Astra Essence (HC) Or Astra 8 (HC).
Liver Flow (KAN), Wei Te Ling (KAN). Take every 1-4 hours as needed. Apple cider vinegar also works really well.
Two Immortals(KAN) OR Three Immortals(HC). See which work best for you.
Jade Windscreen (KAN), OR Power Mushrooms(HC). Also can be taken when just feeling run-down in general, and not necessarily fighting specific symptoms.
Low Back Pain & Sciatica
Backbone(HC) or AC-Q Tabs (HC) or Mobility 2 (HC). If not enough for pain, add Channel flow (HC). Restorative yoga works really well too.
Free and Easy Wanderer (KAN) or Rescue Formula(KAN), or Ease Plus (HC) or Calm Spirit (HC). A
Morning Sickness or Motion Sickness or Nausea or Food Allergy symptoms
Quiet Digestion (KAN),
Neck & Upper Back Pain
Ease 2 (HC) or Free and Easy Wanderer (KAN).
Resinal K(HC), or Resinal E (HC), or Mobility 2 (HC) or Channel Flow (HC)
Phlegm- cough, thick
Pinellia Dispersing Formula Phlegm in the head, throat and lungs that is thick, yellow or stuck. Sinus congestion, cough and nausea from excessive phlegm.Take every 1-4 hours until phlegm is gone. Combine with Nasal Emollient for best results. Also, no dairy until phlegm is gone.
Bi Yan Pian (KAN) or Head Clear (KAN)if pregnant. Combine with Nasal Emollient for best results. Helps open the nose so you can breathe. Great when you would rather not take an internal formula. Nasal Emollient Recipe: Mix in 1 oz. dropper bottle- 10 drops each eucalyptus, peppermint & thyme essential oils and organic sesame oil. Take 1 squirt each nostril as needed.
Smoking or other drug withdrawal
Ease Plus(HC), or Rescue(KAN), or Calm Dragon(KAN). Help with stopping smoking, or other withdrawal symptoms. Take every 1-4 hours as needed. Acupuncture is a great adjunct to help feel better while quitting substances. For smoking, see phlegm or cough formulas as well.
Stomach Problems-nausea, vomiting, food poisoning, stomach flu, diarrhea
Quiet Digestion (HC), or Chzyme (HC) or Peaceful Earth (KAN).Take every 1-4 hours until symptoms are gone.
Ease Plus(HC), or Head-Q (HC), or Subdue Headwind(KAN), or Rescue Formula (KAN). Headache anywhere on the head, or neck that is primarily due to stress. Usually accompanied by irritability. Not for chronic conditions.
Vaginal Discharge/yeast/fungal infection/HPV/Early stages of cervical dysplasia
Vagistatin(HC) Dissolve in 1-2 capsules warm water. Insert into vaginal canal, close to the cervix, at bedtime. It will give a slight brown discharge. Use from 1-3 months, until symptoms are gone. Also may be used topically for thrush & diaper rash. Open capsules.