This formula was developed by Dr Zhou Qiming (1919 – 1992), from Dalian city, Liaoning province, who received third grade in the National Science and Technology Progress Awards, 1990, for the development of his formula ‘Yin Xiao Tang Pills’ for the treatment of Psoriasis. The formula was published in ‘Collection of Renowned (Chinese) TCM Doctors’ Prescriptions’, Dalian Publishing Company, 1992.
Clinical trials conducted in China during the 1970’s and 1980’s showed consistently high effectiveness rates when this formula was taken over a period of three to six months (75% – 80%).
The formula addresses the major pathodynamics involved in psoriasis: Wind, Damp, Heat, Blood stasis and Heat Toxin. These factors tend to deplete the Blood and the Yin-Fluids over time. Therefore in protracted conditions it is often necessary to add formulas that nourish and move the Blood and regenerate the Body Fluids, as described above.
Dispels Wind, Dampness and Heat from the skin, activates the Blood and dispels stasis, clears and resolves Fire Toxin.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Areas of red skin covered with silvery scales, Localised inflammation, Localised itching that may be severe, Affected areas are usually on the arms, legs, trunk, or scalp, Most commonly found on the skin over the knees and elbows, Tongue is red or normal with a greasy coat that is usually yellow in the acute stage.
DOSAGE & COURSE OF TREATMENT
4 - 6 capsules, 2 - 3 times daily, In the active and resting stages the dosage may be increased by 50 - 100%, Continue treatment during the regressive stage. During the remission stage give the patient an appropriate constitutional formula. Diet and lifestyle changes are an important part of the treatment and should be continued lifelong. Safe to use long term.
CONTRAINDICATIONS & INTERACTIONS
Caution for those on anti-coagulant medications (i.e. Heparin, warfarin or aspirin). Avoid fried foods, hot spices, coffee and alcoholic drinks, hydrogenated fats, refined carbohydrates, dairy (bovine) foods, processed foods, etc.
Each 300mg capsule contains extract equiv. to dry:
Lonicera japonica, flower (jin yin hua) 502.7mg
Smilax glabra, rhiz. (tu fu ling) 301.7mg
Spatholobus suberectus, stem (ji xue teng) 150.8mg
Forsythia suspensa, fruit (lian qiao) 120.6mg
Luffa cylindrical, fruit vascular tissue (si gua luo) 120.6mg
Angelica polymorpha, root (dang gui) 120.6mg
Rehmannia glutinosa, root (sheng di huang) 120.6mg
Paris polyphylla, rhiz. (qi ye yi zhi hua) 90.7mg
Sparganium stoloniferum, rhiz. (san leng) 90.5mg
Curcuma zedoaria, rhiz. (e zhu) 90.5mg
Gleditsia sinensis, spine (zao jiao ci) 90.5mg
High strength herbal capsules. Innovative formulas for modern conditions. 78 capsules per bottle.