New formulas available by Prof. Giovanni Maciocia:
60 tablets x 500mg concentration ratio of 7:1 (3500mg.)
Three Treasures Formulae: http://www.eqilibrium.net/en/giovanni-maciocia/three-threasures.html
Women's Treasures Formulae: http://www.eqilibrium.net/en/giovanni-maciocia/womens-treasure.html
The remedy Clear Yang is a variation of the formula Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Tang (Pinellia-Atractylodes-Gastrodia Decoction). The original formula is for Wind-Phlegm, i.e. a combination of internal Wind and Phlegm. The variation Clear Yang is aimed primarily at subduing Liver-Yang and resolving Phlegm and secondarily, at nourishing Blood and tonifying the Kidneys.
The combination of these patterns, Liver-Yang rising, Phlegm, Blood deficiency and Kidney deficiency is very common in middle-aged or elderly people. One of the characteristics of Phlegm (which, incidentally, sets it apart from Dampness) is that it is always moving and follows Qi in its movements. Therefore, when there is Liver-Yang rising towards the head, Phlegm follows it to the head.
Another characteristic of Phlegm (which also distinguishes it from Dampness) is that it obstructs the orifices. Obstructing the eyes, it causes blurred vision (which is not always due to Liver-Blood deficiency); obstructing the nose, it causes a blocked nose; obstructing the mouth, it causes a sticky taste; obstructing the ears, it may cause tinnitus; obstructing the Brain, it causes dizziness, heaviness and muzziness (fuzziness).
Therefore, the two main symptoms addressed by this remedy are headaches and dizziness (deriving from Liver-Yang rising and Phlegm). In my experience, the combination of these patterns is the most common cause of chronic headaches and migraine in middle-aged and elderly people. Typically, this person would suffer from two types of headaches: there would be a persistent dull headache (from Phlegm) punctuated by episodes of severe, throbbing headaches (from Liver-Yang rising).
Please note that there must not necessarily be headaches in order to prescribe this remedy: I frequently use it purely for dizziness in the elderly.
Other symptoms of Phlegm that may appear are also nausea and expectoration of phlegm. The tongue is Swollen and with a sticky coating; the pulse is Slippery on the whole and it may be Weak on the Kidney positions.
There are two main differences between Clear Yang and the formula from which it is derived (Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Tang). Clear Yang:
1) Nourishes Blood and tonifies the Kidneys (which the classical formula does not do)
2) Has a stronger action in eliminating Phlegm from the Brain and opening the Mind’s orifices (with Shi Chang Pu Rhizoma Acori tatarinowii and Yuan Zhi Radix Polygalae).
Liver-Yang rising towards the head of course causes primarily headaches and dizziness and these are the two main symptoms addressed by Clear Yang.
The following are three tongues that may be appropriate to this remedy. They are all swollen indicating Phlegm. The first is pale while the other two are red on the sides (indicating Liver-Yang rising).
Author: Giovanni Maciocia
We are proud to announce the launch of the Little Treasures®, a new pediatric line of remedies for children by Giovanni Maciocia. The remedies have been formulated according to traditional Chinese pediatric formulae integrated by Giovanni's 35-year clinical experience.
Composed of 12 remedies, the line addresses some of the most common children's complaints seen in a Western clinic. The remedies were formulated to keep into account children's distinctive aetiology and pathology.
The remedies are presented in the form of granules that are easy to dispense and easily absorbed, ensuring maximum compliance. The remedies are completely free of any animal or mineral substance. Not only are there no toxic herbs but herbs with too strong an action have also been avoided. The remedies are also free of wheat, yeast and sugar of any kind. QUALITY CONTROLS
The granules are made from concentrated powders with an average concentration ratio of 6:1 which means that 1 gram of granules equals 6 grams of raw herb.
The Little Treasures remedies are made in Taiwan by Biotanico (a sister company of Kaiser Pharmaceutical Company), the most reputable herbal manufacturer there. The manufacturer's modern scientific processing methods and rigorous quality control set them apart from all other sources of Chinese herbs. Here are some of the reasons why these granules are widely considered to be the top of their field:
The manufacturer is a GMP-licensed manufacturer and its products exceed GMP standards.
The production process of concentrated granular extracts is able to collect the volatile oils during the extraction process. The oils are reintroduced downstream in a closed system.
The manufacturer uses the strictest herb selection and identification protocols available. Their ID protocol is in a constant state of upgrade.
Each batch of every product is subject to careful analysis to ensure a consistent and stable amount of active ingredients. QC is reflected in a final certificate, listing all relevant information and test results, which include the following:
The children's disorders addressed by the Little Treasures are:
The legendary lingzhi mushroom has been shown to have another potential therapeutic function: to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease.
Lingzhi (Ganoderma lucidum), or reishi in Japanese, is a medicinal fungus used clinically in many Asian countries to promote health and longevity.
According to the researchers at the University of Hong Kong, synaptic degeneration is a key mode of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease. Recent studies have shown the loss of synaptic density proteins in each individual neuron during the progression of Alzheimer’s. It was recently reported that β-amyloid could cause synaptic dysfunction and contribute to Alzheimer’s pathology.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease and the most common cause of dementia in the elderly. The neuropathology of Alzheimer’s is characterized at first by the deposition of extracellular amyloid plaques and intraneuronal neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, and later by the loss of neurons and their processes.
Alzheimer’s disease is expressed by excessive deposition of the β-amyloid peptide (β-AP) in the central nervous system. Cognitive impairment appears to be most closely correlated in time with the loss of neurons and neuronal processes.
In this study, the Hong Kong researchers reported that aqueous extract of lingzhi significantly attenuated Aβ-induced synaptotoxicity by preserving the synaptic density protein, synaptophysin.
What is synaptophysin? Synaptophysin is a synaptic vesicle glycoprotein with four transmembrane domains. It is present in neuroendocrine cells and in virtually all neurons in the brain and spinal cord that participate in synaptic transmission. It acts as a marker for neuroendocrine tumours.
Taken together, the results prove a hypothesis that anti-aging lingzhi can prevent harmful effects of the exterminating toxin Aβ in Alzheimer’s disease.
European Legislation for natural products
Under the approval of the new European legislation that regulates manufacturing of all natural remedies it is possible that after next April we will see changes of prices for such products in all the stores.
E.Qi.Librium Herbs will try to minimize at maximum the increases in manufacturing prices in the retail price, but it is still early to know the exact details, what we guarantee to our customers is that we will continue making available all formulas that we have at the moment, though there might be changes at the level of labeling, manufacturer, price, etc., with the new rules only specially licensed manufacturers can produce and export their formulas. So there is no cause for alarm, we'll always put our efforts to better serve our customers.
An ancient traditional Chinese medicine “wandering free - Jia Wei Xiao Yao” formula which is at least 700 years old has been proven scientifically to be effective in treating depression. The results of the study will be published in August.
Kami-shoyo-san (加味逍遙散, Jia Wei Xiao Yao San), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been used to treat patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. The Chinese term “xiao yao” means wandering free, which implies its anti-depressive effects.
What is Kamo-shoyo-san? Kami-shoyo-san consists of 10 medicinal herbs, including chai hu (柴胡, Radix Bulpleuri), bai shao (白芍, Radix Paeoniae), dang gui (當歸, Radix Angelicae Sinensis), and gan cao (甘草, Radix Glycyrrhizae), bo he (薄荷, Mentha haplocalyx), fu ling (茯苓, Poria cocos), mou dan pi (牡丹皮, Paeonia suffruticosa), 槴子 (Gardenia jasminoides), and ginger (Zingiber officinale). In Taiwan, its concentrated form was the most popular herbal drugfor depression and anxiety and alike disorders. It is also a popular herbal drug to treat insomnia in Japan.
The formula first appeared in Song Dynasty (between 960 and 1279 AD.) in a TCM classic He Ji Ju (太平惠民和劑局). It was said to relieve muscular pain, dizziness, uneasiness, hot flashes, extreme sweating, insomnia, decreasing appetite and abnormal menstrual symptoms. In modern times, it has been used to treat many neuropsychiatric disorders, as well as liver diseases.
Literature shows that the formula has been shown to relieve panic attacks, anticipatory anxiety and agoraphobia. It has been used to treat irregularity of menstruation and anxiety involved with a menstrual cycle.
When used as an adjunct to carbamazepine (carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizing drug, used primarily in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It is also used to treat schizophrenia and trigeminal neuralgia) in patients with bipolar disorders, the Jia Wei Xiao Yao combo treatment resulted in significantly greater clinical response rate indepressed patients. Kamo-shoy-san has proved to provide additive beneficial effects in bipolar patients, particularly for those in the depressive phase.
A group of scientists at the Department of Neuropsychiatry, School of Medicine, Paik Inje Memorial Clinical Research Institute, Inje University, Korea conducted the study and its results will be published later this year in the medical journal Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.
In the present study, the anti-depressant-like effects and mechanism of action were investigated. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were given 10-fold or 20-fold the typical human daily dosage. Immobility time was measured by the forced swimming test, and hippocampal neurogenesis was quantified under immobilization stress.
The results showed that rats given the 20-fold dosage had a significantly lower immobility time and improved neurogenesis in the hippocampus. However, no significant improvement was noticed on those that took the 10-fold dosage.
The researchers thus suggest that the Jia Wei Xiao Yao possesses an antidepressant-like effect at a behavioural and molecular level.
credits: chinese medicine news
How to prevent it trough Chinese Herbal Medicine
What can you do to prevent or treat suspected Swine Flu? Using Chinese Medicine diagnostics, viral infections commonly fall into categories such as “Wind-Cold” invasion, “Wind-Heat” invasion, or “Heat-Toxins”. Various nutritional supplements and herbal formulas can be used to boost immune system activity and to remedy viral infections that manifest with these types of patterns.
* Increase intake of daily Vitamin D, Zinc, and Vitamin C.
* Yu Ping Feng San – This formula comes in many forms and with various herbs added, but the main herbs are Astragalus, Atractylodes and Siler, which, in combination, have been shown to increase immunoglobulins, macrophage activity, T-lymphocytes, Natural Killer cells and other immune actions. It is the main basic Immune System Tonic in Chinese Herbal Medicine and is traditionally used for people who get frequent colds, flus, and infections, and to increase energy and resistance. Constitutional Consideration: Best for prevention in people with a pale colored tongue.
Qing Qi Hua Tan Pian - formulated to treat primarily Lung-Heat at the Qi Level when the patient displays the following symptoms: cough, slight breathlessness, fever, feeling of heat, thirst, tightness of the chest and upper back. This formula has also a strong anti-viral action.
Symptoms of the Swine Flu are:
* sudden fever of greater than 38.5 degrees Celcius (100.4 degrees Farenheit)
* Aching Joints
* Nasal Congestion
* General fatigue
* Diarrhea and/or vomiting
Diagnosis is made by sampling secretions from the inside of the nose and mouth during the first 24-72 hours of flu symptoms, or by testing blood samples for influenza virus presence.
Since the Swine Flu is spread by coughing, sneezing, or touching an infected person and then touching your own eyes, nose, or mouth, there are also simple actions you can take to prevent contracting or spreading the virus:
* Wash your hands frequently, especially after contact with infected individuals.
* Wear a mask, if you are in the presence of someone with the flu.
* Avoid kissing or shaking hands, sharing food, cuttlery, or glasses in households where someone may be infected.
* Ventilate your house well.
* Wipe door handles, telephones, salt and pepper shakers, and any other surfaces commonly touched by many members of your household, daily.
* Focus on getting proper rest and excercise.
Avoid excess sugar and alcohol; these lower your immune resistance drastically!