Chinese Medicine Formula Uses

Learn the basic uses of some of our most popular Chinese Medicine formulas that we use at Good Medicine.

Medicinal herbs and formulas are used as a complementary medicine to acupuncture and massage. Holistic health is an ongoing process that requires maintenance and care. Herbal formulas help you amend imbalances in your body by working to balance Qi.

Speak with your acupuncturist to find the right formula for you. We do not advise taking any herbal formulas without a consultation to first assess if the formula is safe and will help with your imbalance.

“Our bodies speak, if you would only listen. “

Yin Qiao Formula

Used for the early stages of the common cold or flu with symptoms where heat predominates: scratchy/sore throat, low fever, feelings of heat in the eyes, thirst, aching shoulders and neck, headache, swollen glands, or dry cough. Yin Qiao Formula can also be taken while traveling, or where others might be sick with colds, to minimize the risk of getting sick when around many other people (ex: in restaurants, airplanes/airports, cruise ships, public areas, hospitals, etc). It is most effective if taken immediately (ie: during the first 1-3 days) of feeling like a common cold is coming on.

Bao He Wan

Bao He Wan helps promote digestion and relieve symptoms of overeating and indigestion, with symptoms such as abdominal fullness and bloating, belching, nausea, and acid regurgitation.

Bi Yan Pian

Also known as “nose inflammation tablets”, Bi Yan Pian supports sinus function and health. It is used in cases of nasal congestion with yellow, reddish, greenish mucus. It clears the nasal passages and relieves swelling. It is recommended for conditions related to allergies, and is used primarily to help treat acute and chronic sinus and nasal congestion, stuffy, runny nose, and postnasal drip.

Cang Er Zi San

Cang Er Zi San supports sinus function and health, and is used in cases of sinus and nasal congestion with clear or white discharge. It is recommended for conditions related to allergies and is used primarily to help treat acute and chronic sinus and nasal congestion, nasal itching and sneezing, runny nose, and frontal headaches.

Gan Mao Formula

Used for the early stages of the common cold or flu with symptoms where stronger feelings of achiness and heat predominate. It is most effective if taken immediately (ie: during first few days) of feeling like a common cold is coming on. Gan Mao Ling can be combined with Yin Qiao Formula for a more systemic heat clearing, pathogen-releasing effect.

Neck Formula

This is a modification of the famous formula Ge Gen Tang which treats the early stages of the common cold when feelings of cold predominate and affect the neck, shoulders, upper back. People experiencing this type of common cold/flu typically first notice that the muscles in their shoulders/traps/upper back/neck become tight, stiff, and uncomfortable. This feeling moves up the neck into the occipital area, leading to symptoms such as headaches, body aches, mild sore throat, more chills than fever.
Neck Formula is an outstanding formula for all types of neck and shoulder disorders and pain. It specifically focuses on the upper body, making it very effective in the treatment of neck/shoulder pain even for those NOT sick with a cold/flu.

Yu Ping Feng San

Yu Ping Feng San is commonly taken 4-6 weeks before each change of seasons. It is especially helpful for those who seasonal allergies and/or tend to get sick when the seasons change. It helps to minimize the chance of catching seasonal common colds, and can reduce allergy symptoms.

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