Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

Our top sellers in stock in either tincture form or powdered herbs. Traditionally, Chinese herbal medicine is prepared using raw ingredients. These must be prepared in a special pot and take time. More modern Chinese herbs became available where the raw herbs have been ground down and are mixed with hot water to produce the same product but easier to use. Now available are also TCM tinctures. The raw herbs have been soaked in alcohol to preserve their properties allowing patients more flexibility and efficiency in consuming their herbal medicine.

Tinctures

TCM tinctures allow even more convenience in taking Chinese Medicine as they are prepared so that you can simply add the recommended dosage of drops to 1/4 cup of water and drink. All tinctures are prepared with a high percentage alcohol to keep the properties of the formula. The tinctures are supplied by a company in Ontario that tests each batch for quality control. This maintains and ensures the quality and potency of the herbal medicine you receive and also keeps out all the harsh pesticides, bacteria, chemicals and gmo things we don’t want in our medicine. All bottling supplies are pharmaceutical grade and also tested and are guaranteed to be lead free. Unless stated otherwise, these formulas can also be used for children at lower doses. Please ask Dr. Cindy if you have any questions. This page is not meant to diagnose. All patients must visit Dr. Cindy to be prescribed a formula below. All tinctures are 50mL and last about 5-7 days if taken as prescribed. Expire in 5 years.

Gui Pi Tang– Very popular among professionals, students and/or individuals who have a hard time “turning off their brains”. You may experience forgetfulness, insomnia, anxiety, over-thinking, reduced appetite, pallor complexion, and/or difficulties with menstruation with continuous periods or spotting between cycles, prolonged cycles, or heavy flow. I you are someone who over thinks, has heavy menstrual cycles, or continuous bleeding between cycles, are anemic, suffers from anxiety or worry, than this is the formula for you! Tonifies Qi and blood for our “burn out” friends. Take with or without food. Take 1 hour away from medications. You may require a few bottles of this one depending on the level of deficiency.

Xiao Yao San– Think Type A personality or the feeling you get when stuck in traffic during rush hour while your children scream for snacks. This formula is fantastic for helping calm the mind, moving Liver Qi Stagnation and also helping tonify the Spleen meridian. This means it works great for those who get irritated easily, are quick to temper/frustrated easily, suffer from PMS symptoms (including emotions to physical pain like cramps and breast distention), indigestion, headaches, pain in the flanks, low appetite (especially when stressed), irregular menses, emotional disorders, etc. Take with or without food. Take 1 hour away from medications.

Yu Ping Feng San– This one literally translates to “Jade Windscreen.” That means it is a classic for helping the immune system. If you are prone to reoccurring respiratory infections, lived through a pandemic and have children bringing home every new single virus, experience seasonal allergies (both acute and chronic rhinitis), runny nose, common cold, influenza, and/or skin rashes, then this is your saving grace. This one is also popular for women who always catch a cold when they start their period. Also helpful for mild bronchitis in children, strengthening the body postpartum and for the elderly during flu season. It can be taken as a preventative measure to avoid getting sick. Take with or without food. Take 1 hour away from medications. This is a staple in Dr. Cindy’s first aid cupboard for herself and her family. Unlike the other formulas, you only take this one as needed, and can save the rest for the next viral infection.

Yin Qiao San– Caught a bug and just starting to feel a sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, middle-high grade fever with or without sweating, body aches, chills, thirst and/or cough? This formula helps nip it quick and get you back on your feet. It works well for initial stage viruses, common cold, eczema, influenza, strep throat, acute bronchitis, dermatitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis, conjunctivitis…basically most if not all of the early stage “itis.” Take with or without food. Take 1 hour away from medications. A trick with this one for kids is to put their done (1-1.5mL) in to juice if they do not like the taste. This is a staple in Dr. Cindy’s first aid cupboard for herself and her family. Unlike the other formulas, you only take this one as needed, and can save the rest for the next viral infection.

Yin Qiao Ma Xing Gan Tang– Did that viral bug dig deeper? Didn’t catch it in time with You Ping Feng San or Yin Qiao San? This would be the stage 3 formula where the heat has lodged in your lungs. Chills, fever (high and unrelieved), cough/wheezing, sweating or not, flaring nose and heavy breathing, asthma, thirsty, prefers cold drinks. This formula helps treat bronchial asthma, barking cough, bronchial pneumonia, pertussis, and upper respiratory infections. This formula contains ephedra (ma huang) and should be used with caution and only for short time periods. Take with or without food. Take 1 hour away from medications. Same trick as above for kids, add to juice rather than water if needed. This is a staple in Dr. Cindy’s first aid cupboard for herself and her family. Unlike the other formulas, you only take this one as needed, and can save the rest for the next viral infection.

Ba Zhen Tang– Another great Qi and blood tonifying formula. Like Gui Pi Tang, this one also treats pallor complexion, palpitations with anxiety, reduced appetite, shortness of breath, decreased speech, fatigue, lightheadedness and/or vertigo. If you experience anemia, amenorrhea, ADHD, Chronic fatigue syndrome, infertility, recurring miscarriages, insufficient lactation, postpartum weakness, restless legs, poor focus/memory, etc., then this formula is for you. Take with or without food. Take 1 hour away from medications. You may require a couple of bottles depending on your level of deficiency.

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan– Your standard yin tonifying formula for treating menopausal symptoms, hot flashes, night sweats, low back and knee pain, dizziness or vertigo, tinnitus, spermatorrhea, delayed closure of the fontanel in infants, dry mouth and throat, etc. It can also treat Addison’s disease, anovulation, anxiety disorders, urinary tract infections, fibromyalgia, hyperthyroidism, low libido, nephritis, PCOS, sexual dysfunction, and other signs and symptoms of Yin Deficiency. Take with or without food. Take 1 hour away from medications.

Suan Zao Ren Tang– A formula to nourish the heart and calm the spirit. Anxiety, forgetfulness, excessive dreaming, insomnia, palpitations, night sweats, thirst, dizziness, vertigo, dry mouth/throat and sleep disorders are just a few of the symptoms this one can treat. Helps calm the nerves. Take with or without food. Take 1 hour away from medications.

Powdered Herbs

Powdered TCM herbs have been ground down into powder and combined to make a formula specific to your diagnosis and treatment plan. You simply take the amount recommended by your provider, mix with 1/4 hot water and drink. All herbs are supplied from a company in Vancouver that tests for heavy metals, pesticides and is GMO free. These herbs are tailored to you and can be shipped directly to your home.

We also have some TCM herbal formulas in stock that are popular amongst a large range of patients. While not specific to each patient, they still cover a variety of symptoms and are great for the general public. They are taken the same as above, mixed with 1/4 cup hot water and are supplied by the same company in Vancouver. Listed below are the ones currently in stock. Powdered herbs are 100g and last approximately 2 weeks if taken as prescribed. Expire in 3 years.

Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San– Acute viral attack on the intestines. Use this for influenza (stomach bug-nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), food poisoning, indigestion, acute gastrointestinal disorders, stomach upset, motion sickness (great for sea sickness to), overeating, hangovers and a staple in Dr. Cindy’s first aid kit for travelers diarrhea. For short term use. Take with or without food and only as long as symptoms persist. Take 1 hour away from medications.

Cang Er Zi San– For those stubborn sinus infections and head colds. This formula works its magic for nasal congestion and phlegm obstruction. Presenting with thick white, yellow or green nasal mucus, swollen and inflamed mucus membranes, reduced or lost sense of smell, sneezing, sinus pain and headache, jaw pain, and/or red itchy eyes. These herbs help unblock the nasal passages and can be very drying. An excess use can cause dry mucus membranes. Occasional headaches or nausea can occur, use with caution with pregnancy. Take with or without food. Take 1 hour away from medications.

Shao Fu Zhu Yu Tang– Useful for pain and masses in the lower abdomen. PMS/uterine pain (made worse with cold), menstrual pain with purple/dark blood, clots, irregular menses, hypogastric (pelvic) masses such as PCOS, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, abdominal tumors, benign prostatic hypertrophy, masses and lumps in the prostate or testicles, etc. Contraindicated during pregnancy and any bleeding disorders. Take with food. Take 1 hour away from medications.

Roll Ons

TCM Pain Relief– a blend of fractionated organic coconut oil and TCM herbs to help remove stagnation and pain. Allow to completely rub in prior to getting dressed as it may cause staining, especially on white clothing.

To maintain the quality of our products, all herbal medicine is non returnable and non refundable.

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