What is an immune system actually?
Since this is a site dedicated to healing and supporting our pets natural resources while using Chinese herbs, it is most appropriate that we provide the definition of what Chinese medicine considers to be the "immune system";
Defense qi (wei qi): A qi described as being "fierce, bold, and uninhabited," unable to be contained by the vessels and therefore flowing outside them. In the chest and abdomen it warms the organs, whereas in the exterior it flows through the skin and flesh, regulates the opening and closing of the interstices (i.e., the sweat glands ducts), and keeps the skin lustrous and healthy, thereby protecting the fleshy exterior and preventing the invasion of external evils. The Magic Pivot states, "defense qi warms the flesh and flushes the skin; it keeps the interstices replenished and controls their opening and closing.". If the defense qi (energy) is in harmony, the skin is supple and the interstices are kept tight and sound. (Definition provided by The Practical Dictionary of Chinese Medicine) Here is PawHealer.coms very favorite immune boosting herbs! Dong Chong Xia Cao (Cordyceps), Huang Qi (Radix Astragali) and Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
are three of the most precious herbs in Chinese herbal medicine.
GOOD FOR PETS AND GOOD FOR PEOPLE!
The combination of these three herbs has a wide spectrum of beneficial effects, including but not limited to increasing energy, strengthening the overall constitution of the body, and improving overall well being.
Clinically, these herbs are commonly used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, sexual and reproductive disorders, kidney impairment, chronic respiratory disorders, arrhythmia, hyperlipidemia and immune deficiency. Dong Chong Xia Cao (Cordyceps) (read about this worm fungus!)
has a remarkable effect to tonify both the Lung and the Kidney, to treat chronic deficiency of both organs. Dong Chong Xia Cao (Cordyceps) tonifies the Kidney, frequent urination, forgetfulness, and early signs of aging. Furthermore, it tonifies the Lung to treat chronic respiratory disorders, such as chronic cough and frequent respiratory infections. Huang Qi (Radix Astragali)
tonifies the qi to improve energy levels, strengthens the Lung to prevent and treat infections, and enhances the immune system to fight against cancer. It is one of the most potent and effective herbs for patients with generalized weakness and deficiencies. Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
is one of the oldest and most recognized herbs in Chinese herbal medicine. It has a tremendous effect to tonify qi to improve energy, strengthen the Spleen to improve digestion, tonify the Lung to prevent infection, and calm the shen (spirit) to improve mental function.
In conclusion, Three Chinese Treasures is formulated with three of the best tonic herbs in the Chinese herbal pharmacopoeia. The tonic effect is gentle and potent, allowing the herbs to be taken safely for a long time. Three Chinese Treasures has a wide range of therapeutic effects and can be used on a long-tem basis.
Lastly, it is also an anti-aging tonic to ensure optimal health.