How to pick the right herbals without Chinese theory. Whoa! Can you explain that in english?

Ok, so I went a little over your head with that last article and the cancer your dog or cat has isn’t listed in this book. Don’t worry here are some questions that may help.

Usually I use 3-6 herbals/supplements in dogs and 1-3 in cats

For all cancers (except hemangiosarcoma) consider artemisinin

  • Is your dog or cat older (over 10) or weaker?
    Consider the following
    I often pair one of these
    Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang (lungs, upper abdomen, and head/neck), Ge Xia Zhu Yu Tang(middle abdomen) or Shao Fu Zhu Yu Tang(kidneys and below)
    with one of these
    Xiao Chai Hu Tang (cats and dogs) or
    Chai Hu Jia Long Mu Li Tang (if your dog runs hot and pant a lot or have anxiety)
    Chai Hu Jia Long Mu Li Tang with Dang Gui and San Qi (if there is risk of a bleed out that may cause death)
  • Is there a chance that your animal’s cancer will cause bleeding?
    Consider Yunnan Baiyao and
    If the bleeding can happen fast enough to cause death consider Chai Hu Jia Long Mu Li Tang with San Qi and Dang Gui
  • Does you dog run hot but is under 10 and not weak? Consider Si Miao San and/or Cancer Detox Support (for cats I often use these formulas even if they are cold)
  • Does your dog run hot with lots of panting but have hind end weakness?
    Consider Chai Hu Jia Long Mu Li Tang
  • Does your dog/cat have a history of mulitiple –itises i.e. diseases that are inflammatory, examples are pancreatitis, dermatitis, conjunctivitis, colitis, otitis?
    Consider Si Miao San
  • Is the tumor is where you can see it – is it ulcerative, oozy, inflammed, bleeding or infected?
    Consider Cancer Detox Support
  • Is their cancer in the middle of the abdomen i.e. liver, spleen, pancreas, or intestine?
    Consider Xiao Chai Hu Tang or Chai Hu Jia Long Mu Li Tang (if it is in the spleen use the modified version of CHJLMLT with Dang Gui and San Qi) paired with Ge Xia Zhu Yu Tang (low risk of lung mets) or Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang(high risk of lung mets)
  • Is the cancer very aggressive and fast moving?
    Consider Cancer Detox and Si Miao San
  • Is the cancer in the lungs or likely to go to the lungs?
    Consider Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang, Xiao Chai Hu Tang and SanSheDan ChuanBeiYe
  • Is the cancer in the lymph nodes?
    Consider Cancer Detox Support and Xiao Chai Hu Tang
  • Is the cancer in the blood?
    Consider Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang
  • Is your animal anemic?
    Consider Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang
  • Is your animal getting chemotherapy?
    Consider Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang and/or Coenzyme Q10 and/or milk thistle
  • Is your animal getting radiation?
    Consider Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang and/or SanSheDan Chuan Bei Ye and/or milk thistle

For more about the herbals listed above see Herbal Treatments – plants holding cancer at bay

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