Chinese Herbal Formulas for Children

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Chinese Herbal Formulas for Children

If you are interested in using Chinese Herbal Formulas for your children, take a look at some of the following possibilities.

Call the office if you’d like to order a pediatric formula.

Moisten Dryness
For chronic, slow-healing dry cough at the tail-end of a respiratory infection due to qi and yin vacuity with lingering heat and phlegm in infants and children. Western medical indications include chronic bronchitis, asthma, pertussis, and pneumonia when presenting the appropriate Chinese medical patterns.
Signs and symptoms of yin vacuity include:
Dry cough with no or little phlegm
cough tending to get worse in the late afternoon and evening
low-grade fever or obvious warmth in the late afternoon and evening
possible evening sweating
dry, chapped lips
thirst, a dry mouth
a dry uncomfortable feeling in the throat which may provoke coughing
hoarseness
scanty tongue fur
a fine, rapid pulse
Signs and symptoms of qi vacuity include:
Fatigue
lack of appetite
worse cough on exertion
possible loose stools
Signs and symptoms of heat:
Warm hands and feet
warm forehead
a red facial complexion (especially when coughing)
possible yellow phlegm
red lips
a possibly red tongue
possible scanty, dry, yellow fur
a rapid pulse
Signs and symptoms of phlegm:
Wheezing
scanty, yellow, thick, difficult-to-expectorate phlegm

AllerEase Jr. (liquid formula)
The remedial treatment of acute episodes of allergic rhinitis characterized by clear, runny, itchy, stuffy nose, with inability to breathe; itchy eyes, and sneezing due to wind evils taking advantage of defensive qi not securing in turn due spleen (and possibly kidney) vacuity with deeplying phlegm rheum.
THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF WIND COLD ALLERGIC RHINITIS INCLUDE:
Episodic or seasonal sneezing due to airborne allergens
Clear, watery runny nose
Itchy nose
Itchy eyes
Nasal congestion
THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SPLEEN VACUITY INCLUDE:
An enlarged tongue with teethmarks on its edges and white fur
A possible soggy pulse in the right bar position
Fatigue
Lack of strength
Possible loose stools
A craving for sweets and/or the sugar blues

Bupleurum & Angelica (liquid formula)
This formula is meant for the treatment of pediatric food stagnation transforming into heat and ascending through internal branches of the large intestine channel to steam and fume in the region of the ear. This pattern is commonly seen in pediatric otitis media characterized by pain, fever, restlessness, eartugging, but no purulent discharge. Commonly, children with this pattern exhibit the complication of spleen vacuity.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FOOD STAGNATION BREWING HEAT INCLUDE
Fever
Bad breath
Restlessness and agitation which are
Red face commonly worse in the evening
Red fingernails, warm fingers and toes
Torpid intake q Red, possibly dry lips
Regurgitation of undigested food or curdled milk
Possible constipation or diarrhea with putrid smell
An engorged, purple red vein at the wind bar (Feng Guan)
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SPLEEN VACUITY INCLUDE
A blue vein at the root of the nose
A tendency to loose stools
Fatigue, listlessness
Inherent immaturity
Possible cold hands and feet
A history of antibiotic use

CQ Junior (liquid formula)
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF WIND HEAT EXTERNAL CONTRACTION INCLUDE
Sore throat
Possible nasal congestion
Possible fever
Possible cough
A superficial or floating, red vein at the wind bar or gate on the ventral surface of the index finger
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT TOXINS AND PHLEGM BINDING INCLUDE
Worse sore throat
Swollen glands
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SPLEEN QI/DEFENSIVE QI VACUITY INCLUDE
Age less than six or seven years
A craving for sweets
Easy and/or recurrent catching of cold
A tendency to loose stools
A blue vein between the eyebrows at the socalled root of the nose
A history of antibiotics, especially recurrent courses of antibiotics

Dry Nites (liquid formula)
Indications: This formula is for the treatment of pediatric bed-wetting or enuresis due to a combination of lung, spleen, and kidney qi vacuity which is the most commonly seen pattern of pediatric bed-wetting.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF KIDNEY QI VACUITY INCLUDE:
Pediatric bed-wetting
Other signs and symptoms are not necessary. It is a given that the kidneys are not exuberant until
puberty and not mature until early adulthood.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF LUNG-SPLEEN QI VACUITY INCLUDE:
A blue vein between the eyebrows
Cold hands and feet
Poor appetite
Fatigue
Easy contraction of colds
A tendency to loose stools
Frequent clear urination

Lung Qi Junior (liquid formula)
THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF PHLEGM HEAT INCLUDE:
Coughing and panting
Thick, yellow phlegm
A slippery, rapid pulse
THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SPLEEN VACUITY INCLUDE:
Recurrent or easy catching of cold
A history of antibiotic use
A craving for sweets
Fatigue
Possible poor appetite
A tendency to loose stools
A fat tongue with teeth-marks on its edges
A blue vein between the eyebrows at the so-called root of the nose

Peaceful Focus (liquid formula)
THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF LIVER DEPRESSION INCLUDE:
Emotional tension
Irritability
A bowstring pulse
THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SPLEEN QI VACUITY INCLUDE:
Fatigue
Easy diarrhea due to emotional stress
Possible poor appetite
THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF INTERNAL HEAT INCLUDE:
Uncontrollable fidgeting
Vexatious thirst with a predilection for chilled drinks
Possible rapid hungering and large appetite
A red tongue with yellow fur
A possibly rapid pulse
THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MALNOURISHMENT OF HEART SPIRIT INCLUDE:
Poor sleep
Nervousness
Impaired memory

Quiet Nites (liquid formula)
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FOOD STAGNATION INCLUDE:
Indigestion
Nausea
Possible vomiting
Possible diarrhea
Lack of appetite
Abdominal distention
Thick, slimy tongue fur
A slippery pulse
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF STOMACH HEAT INCLUDE:
Bad breath
Yellow tongue fur
A possibly rapid pulse
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COLIC DUE TO FOOD STAGNATION COMPLICATED BY HEAT INCLUDE:
Infantile fussiness and/or crying beginning in the afternoon and continuing into the night
Insomnia and restlessness
Pumping of the legs, possibly followed by flatulence with temporary cessation of crying
Abdominal distention
Vomiting of recently ingested, undigested, possibly curdled milk
Bad breath
A red face and reddish fingernails
Warm hands and feet when crying
A congested, purplish vein on the palmar surface at the junction of the index finger’s first phalangeal and metacarpal bones

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