Chronic prostatitis, prostatic hypertrophy (benign or malignant), difficult urination, frequent-scanty urination, nocturia, weak-stream urination, feeling of tension in the hypogastrium or perineum, tiredness, poor memory, dizziness, tinnitus.
Indications in Chinese Medicine:
Pattern: Qi and Yin deficiency, Damp-Heat in the Lower Burner, Blood stasis, Toxic Heat.
Action: Tonify Qi, nourish Kidney-Yin, drain Damp-Heat, move Blood, separate the clear from the turbid, soften hardness, resolve Toxic Heat.
Tongue: Red without coating, sticky-yellow coating on the root with red spots.
Pulse: Fine-rapid or floating-empty; the left rear position might feel slippery on rolling the finger proximally (this is the prostate position).
|Huang Qi Radix Astragali
Rou Gui Cortex Cinnamomi
Sheng Di Huang Radix Rehmanniae
Huang Bo Cortex Phellodendri
Tu Si Zi Semen Cuscutae
Yi Yi Ren Semen Coicis
Bi Xie Rhizoma Dioscoreae hypoglaucae
Wang Bu Liu Xing Semen Vaccariae
|Mu Dan Pi Cortex Moutan
Shi Chang Pu Rhizoma Acori tatarinowii
Bai Hua She She Cao Herba Hedyotidis diffusae
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae uralensis
Lu Lu Tong Fructus Liquidambaris
Shi Wei Folium Pyrrosiae
Hai Jin Sha Spora Lygodii
Kun Bu Thallus Eckloniae
Dosage: 2 tablets x 2 times a day
Bottle: 60 tablets x 500mg concentration ratio of 7:1
Clear the Root™ is formula aimed at treating chronic prostate problems such as prostatitis or prostatic hypertrophy. Its therapeutic aim is achieved by tonifying Qi, nourishing the Kidneys, draining Dampness, moving Blood, resolving Phlegm, softening hardness, separating the clear from the turbid, and resolving Toxic Heat. However, its use need not be restricted only to prostate problems. It is applicable also to many bladder problems in the elderly or middle-aged (of both sexes) due to Damp-Heat in the Lower Burner occur- ring against a background of Kidney-Yin deficiency.
Huang Qi tonifies Qi and helps to move fluids in the Water passages. Rou Gui is added in a very small dose to warm the Lower Burner in order to promote the transformation of fluids. Sheng Di Huang nourishes Kidney-Yin. Huang Bai, Yi Yi Ren, Shi Wei and Bi Xie resolve Dampness from the Lower Burner and promote the separation of clear from turbid fluids in the urinary passages. Tu Si Zi tonifies Kidney-Yang. Wang Bu Liu Xing, Lu Lu Tong and Mu Dan Pi invigorate Blood and dissolve masses. Shi Chang Pu opens the orifices of the Lower Burner which helps to transform and excrete fluids. Bai Hua She, She Cao resolves Toxic Heat and has an anti-cancer effect. Hai Jin Sha resolves Damp-Heat and Toxic Heat and reduces swellings. Kun Bu softens masses.
The pattern is often caused by guilt and fear over a long period of time. The patient will feel guilty and be full of regrets about the past. Guilt affects the Kidneys and may cause either a deficiency with sinking of Qi or a stagnation in the Lower Burner; the latter is the case in this pattern.
Timing of Administration
Take before meals.