Blue Poppy Originals
Chinese Traditional medicine has a rich history that includes over 2000 years of experience in harnessing the power of nature to support health and to promote optimal well-being. Chinese Traditional medicine is still practiced extensively in the East and is becoming more and more accepted in the West as well. Trying to take advantage of the benefits of Chinese traditional herbals and botanicals is not however without its own set of challenges. The biggest challenge to applying this system of medicine to your own health and the health of your family, is trying to determine which herbs and botanicals are best suited to your circumstances.
The Blue Poppy Originals range of supplements has taken the research out of applying these herbs to your daily life. A full range of supplements designed specifically for supporting the body in different circumstances makes Blue Poppy Originals an excellent choice for applying Eastern medicine to Western culture.
This formula is for the treatment of a liver-spleen-stomach disharmony with depressive heat resulting in chronic sinusitis.
THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF LIVER DEPRESSION/DEPRESSIVE HEAT INCLUDE:
•Irritability, vexation and agitation
•Abdominal, breast, and/or rib-side distention and pain
•Burping, belching, a tendency to hiccup
•Menstrual irregularity, dysmenorrhea and/or PMS
•A bitter taste in the mouth
•A red tongue tip and/or edges or a dark red tongue overall with yellow fur
•A bowstring, rapid pulse
THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF STOMACH HEAT INCLUDE:
•Frontal and/or facial pain
•Acne around the mouth and chin
•A tendency to constipation and/or dry stools
•Epigastric and/or esophageal burning pain
•A dry mouth with a predilection for chilled drinks
•A large appetite and/or rapid hungering
THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SPLEEN VACUITY INCLUDE:
•Fatigue, lack of strength
•Abdominal distention, especially after meals
•“Sugar blues,” a craving for sweets
•A fat, distended tongue with teeth-marks on its edges
If there is more marked spleen qi vacuity, this formula can be combined with Si Jun Zi Tang Wan (Four Gentlemen Decoction Pills). If there is concomitant yin vacuity, it can be combined with Sheng Mai San Wan (Engender the Pulse Powder Pills). If severe abdominal or rib-side pain, it can be combined with Yan Hu Suo Wan (Corydalis Pills).
Chronic sinusitis typically presents as a combination on lingering external evils and a liver-spleen-stomach disharmony. Because of spleen vacuity, the defensive qi is vacuous and is not securing the exterior. Therefore, external evils are not out-thrust and new evils are allowed to enter. Also because of spleen vacuity, there is a tendency to phlegm dampness. This is based on the saying, “The spleen is the root of phlegm engenderment.” Because of liver depression transforming heat, heat is transferred to the stomach and gallbladder channels. This heat follows these channels upward to the head where it becomes stagnant and is trapped in the bony boxes of the sinuses. There it steams and brews, transforming toxins and creating pus. Because there is no free flow, there is pain. If this toxic heat damages the network vessels, there may be blood mixed in with the nasal mucus. Therefore, most cases of chronic sinusitis are due to a mixture of repletion and vacuity. The root is a liver-spleen-stomach disharmony, while the presence of any external evils as well as any heat toxins are the branches or tips.
Therefore, within this formula, Huang Qi, Dang Shen, Bai Zhu, Fu Ling, and Wu Wei Zi fortify the spleen and boost the qi. The combination of Huang Qi, Bai Zhu, and Wu Wei also specifically supplements and secures the defensive qi. Xin Yi Hua, Cang Er Zi, Bai Zhi, and Niu Bang Zi aromatically penetrate and free the flow of the orifices. Chan Tui, Jing Jie Sui, and Jie Geng resolves the exterior as well as lead the other medicinals to move upward to the face and head. Dang Gui and Bai Ji quicken the blood and disperse swelling. When combined with Huang Qi, Dang Shen, and Bai Zhu, they also support the righteous and secure the root. Gan Cao moderates and harmonizes all the other medicinals in the formula.