I’m starting my new herb formula today! I am very excited/determined, as well as curious. As most of my friends know, despite my thyroid disease diagnoses and vitamin D deficiency treatments and normal lab results – I have still been hugely symptomatic. My acupuncturist, David Russell, http://acuherbal.com/ has been working closely with Heiner Fruehauf, Ph.D. from http://www.classicalchinesemedicine.org based out of Portland, OR, to target my symptoms specifically. It’s taken some time to find the best formula fit for me, but I have them now! Vitality & Thunder – http://www.classicalpearls.org/
I’ve been prescribed 4xThunder & 2xVitality capsules TWICE per day. Only licensed practitioners can purchase these herb formula’s and they aren’t cheap… But it’s worth it to me to use them for a month, and see how they integrate with my system energetically and physically.
Thunder (Su He Tang Jiawei (I)) 蘇荷湯加味- General Support: Chronic, Digestive, Gu Syndrome, Neurological
“The design of Thunder Pearls reflects a unique approach to the difficult and recalcitrant problem of chronic parasitic infection in the digestive tract. It is based on the Qing dynasty remedy Jiajian Su He Tang (Perilla and Mint Decoction Modified), and represents a time-honored solution for the important clinical phenomenon of “Digestive Gu Syndrome”. Thunder Pearls aims to treat terrain issues associated with various deficiencies in the patient’s qi, yin, and blood. Due to its complex design, it can be used for a wide variety of disorders that involve chronic inflammation.”
Vitality (Jianyang Dan) 建陽丹 – General Support: Bone Health, Chronic, Digestive, Endocrine, Fertility, Gu Syndrome, Immune System
“The design of Vitality Pearls reveals a most general tonic for the Spleen, Lung and Kidney systems. The classical formula Fuzi Lizhong Wan (Rectify the Center Pill with Aconite) is perhaps the most typical remedy to restore the yang forces in chronically debilitated patients. As a built-in safety mechanism, Vitality Pearls buffers the exclusive warming properties of Lizhong Wan by including a minimal amount of the bitter/cold herb coptis, while its balancing its drying properties with ingredients that moisten the yin of lung and stomach. Epimedium and psoralea are added to strengthen the yang tonic effect, and further serve as guiding herbs to the bone layer. Vitality Pearls, therefore, is not only a most suitable way to achieve the final “recharging” goal in the treatment of chronic debilitating diseases, but represents a constitutional remedy for the common patient type presenting with chronically weak digestion, food sensitivity, and weak bones. In addition, Vitality Pearls represents the most straightforward way to prescribe the restorative herb aconite within the Classical Pearl series, and may even be used from the very beginning in the treatment of yang deficient “Gu syndrome” patients.”
More on Gu Syndrome: http://www.pacificcollege.edu/news/blog/2015/02/11/treating-chronic-inflammatory-diseases-chinese-herbs-%E2%80%9Cgu-syndrome%E2%80%9D-modern – I find this interesting because while Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is not listed in this article, I think it is still a relatively new disease being studied, and it does fall within chronic inflammatory diseases.