Lung Conditions

Formulas to Benefit the Lungs

Last year we started getting orders for a specific lung condition that  I can’t name here due to the FDA. (hint: it has 3 letters.) Truthfully I had never heard of it but it seems to be quite prevalent. Most of our orders are for 1 of these 3 formulas.

People have been discussing these on social media so I consider them more of an expert than I am. I just know that for some they have been helpful and people continue to order them.

Below is my recommendation that involves getting all 3 and trying them out for yourself. Once you find what works best you can order that or those for long term use. These herbs are not “miracles” and obviously using them as soon as possible in the condition is best.

These are the several  formulas that people have been ordering for I_F.
I’m not sure where your I_F is at the moment. I know its a bit of an investment but I would suggest getting one small 100 gram bottle of each and try them for yourself. You can mix or alternate them morning and night and see which ones you like or if you like them together.
The granules are much more efficient and cost effective. You put 2 o3 three small spoons (included) in 6 oz of water, stir it around, wait for 15 minutes and then drink the water or the whole thing granules and all. The capsules are easier but cost twice as much and take longer for us to make. We generally take a week to 10 days for the herbs to get to you although often it is less time.

Based on what I am hearing from people with I_F I have created this formula to benefit the lungs. 

Yu Fei Ning  is an all around formula and has been well studied for IPF.

Bu Fei Wan with Cordyceps is best for strengthening the lungs.

Bu Fei with Cordyceps

This has more cough and phlegm involved:  Jin Shui Huan Xian

If there is very little phlegm… Fei Fu kang

So let me know how it is going. As an acupuncturist and licensed herbalist (not a chiropractor) my first priority is to help people get better. I do read some of the social media testimonials and it is heartbreaking to hear of the stories there. Unlike other sites I make no claims for reversal of the disease (although that would be great obviously). All I can hope is that if you have this (or any other) disease these herbs can be of service in some way.

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Wind: One of the 5 Pathogenic Factors in Chinese Medicine

All diseases in Chinese Medicine come from an imbalance of Yin and Yang. In the case of wind, the Yin can fail to “ground” the Yang and so the Yang “floats” and moves too aggressively causing “wind”. We can see this when there is blood deficiency and its opposite, “qi”, invades and moves too quickly in the (blood) vessels. One of our core texts, the Su Wen, says “if the yang does not control its yin, then the qi of the five organs start a struggle”

From the book: Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine co-written by Douglas Eisenstark (PMPH press)

Pathogenic Wind

A pathogen that causes a disease that moves and disperses quickly is called a windpathogen. Wind is common in spring, but may occur throughout the year. Whenever wind becomes excessive enough to cause disease, it will become a pathogen. Wind pathogens usually invade the human body via the skin or into the muscles to lead to external wind disease. Chinese Medicine believes that the wind-pathogen is an important factor in externally contracted disease, so it is called “the first and foremost Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 10.32.25 AMfactor of the various diseases.” Wind easily combines with other factors, causing wind-cold, wind-heat, wind-dryness etc. The wind-pathogen was regarded from the beginning of Chinese medicine as the general term for external pathogenic factors and the main cause of illnesses.

The windpathogen is considered yang in nature and so tends to attack the upper yang parts of the body such as the head, neck, and back. A wind-pathogen is characterized by movement, lightness, opening, and dispersing. Dispersing-opening means that the wind-pathogen is apt to invade the upper portion (the head and face), yang channels, body surface, and make the striae and interstices (coù lĭ) compared to the surface, the “grain of the skin” and the areas immediately underneath) open when it invades the body. It can create headaches, sweating, and an aversion to wind.

A disease caused by a wind-pathogen is characterized by sudden onset, constant movement, and rapid change in the process of the disease. This means that wind is apt to come on quickly, move quickly, and then perhaps move unpredictably around the body. For example, a bi syndrome that changes locations indicates a wind-pathogen and is called “migratory bi” or “wind bi”. Another example of wind is a rash on the surface of the skin that may come and go quickly and change locations.

If a windpathogen invades the body, the patient may have facial spasms, or dizziness, tremors, convulsion, or stiffness of the neck. Facial spasms or deviation of the eye and mouth (such as in Bell’s palsy) can be the result of wind pathogens attacking the channels and collaterals. Invasion by wind pathogens following traumatic injury may lead to symptoms such as convulsions.

Wind often invades the body in combination with other pathogens. Because the wind-pathogen has a dispersing and opening nature, other pathogens (cold, dampness, heat, dryness, and fire) often invade the body in conjunction. The result is the external contraction of wind-cold, wind-dampness, wind-heat, and wind-dryness. The wind-pathogen can attack any organ and tissue externally or internally or invade the body through any of the upper orifices.

Today we can categorize many symptoms and diseases as wind. Signs and symptoms of wind include fainting, dizziness, tremors, convulsions, and facial spasms. Diseases may include (with the appropriate symptoms) colds and flu, dermatological conditions, stroke, Bell’s palsy, Parkinson’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, and epilepsy.

Re-order Custom

alt=""If you had a custom formula made up for you, you can re-order here.

Please put in the comments of the order either the Order # you got before and now want again and/or the date of that order. Even if you ordered the same custom formula remind me of what it was. Thanks.

(If you ordered a standard formula from our list then please return back to that page and order there.)


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Fang, Pian, Tang, Wan

chen.pi.96Why are so many herbs called Tangs or Wan or Pian? What is the difference?

Chinese Formulas (groups of herbs) can be prepared and taken in a number of ways. The prescription itself is called a fāng (方 – pronounced fong). A tang is when the herbs are put in a pot and simmered for 10 minutes or up to 2 hours. A tang is the same name for soup. A pian is a tablet.

These different designations stuck onto certain formulas and became part of their full names. Over the years we tend to use them rather indiscriminately (especially among the English speakers).

But since you asked, here they are:

汤 tāng – soup of the herbs made in a pot. This process can get rather elaborate as some herbs have to cooked for a short time and others longer. All cooking should be done in a metal free jar, stone or Corning Ware. I thought this last part was silly when I began taking herbs but after I used a stone jar they really were much stronger.

散剂 sǎnjì – a powder that is simply the herbs that are ground up and usually taken right away.

丸 wán – a pill made from the herbs. Sometimes they are coated with honey (mi wan) or other pastes.

片 piàn – a tablet, sometimes coated and sometimes just the granules pressed together.

In addition there are soft extracts, syrups (like our Super Calm), lozenges and wines.