Six Flavors an Exemplary Balanced Herbal Formula

Chinese herbal medicine is one of the main branches of Chinese medicine. Chinese herbs have been utilized to treat disease for over 3,000 years. There are many different Chinese herbs and herbal formulas. Typically, Chinese herbs are prescribed as a formula which would consist of many herbs together. Chinese herbal formulas are used for many different health conditions. One herbal formula that has is commonly used is called Six Flavors or Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia (六味地黃丸).

Six Flavors has many different indications and functions. The formula is a balanced formula and can be used long term as well. According to western medicine, Six Flavors has been used for health disorders such as neurtasthenia, pulmonary turberculosis, kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, hypertension, and eye diseases. With the correct Chinese medical diagnosis for Six Flavors, this formula is very effective for the above mentioned disorders.

It is important that Six Flavors is used for the correct Chinese medical diagnosis. According to Chinese medicine, Six Flavors is used for a Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency. There can be signs of soreness in low back, vertigo, tinnitus, and insomnia. The pulse is rapid and thin, and the tongue is red with little coating. Six Flavors is used to supplement yin and to nourish yin. It will balance the kidney and liver yin and the main signs and symptoms will be healed and disappear.

Six Flavors ingredients include

Shu Di Huang
Shan Zhu Yu
Shan Yao
Fu Ling
Mu Dan Pi
Ze Xie

The formula has two groups of herbs. The first three herbs helps supplement kidney yin, liver yin, essence, and supplement spleen. The second group has a draining effect so not only do they help with supplementation, but they will assist so the there is no clogging or stagnation from the other herbs. This classical formula is well balanced and gentle, yet powerful.

I have used Six Flavors hormone imbalances and for sexual dysfunction disorders. Clinically, Six Flavors can be modified depending on each individual situation. Sometimes I prescribe this formula for long term chronic conditions as well.

I hope that you have a better understanding of this great formula. It is important that before you take any Chinese herbal medicines that you first see a professional and Licensed Chinese medical practitioner, so they can diagnose you properly and prescribe the correct herbs for you.

Remember to defend you health!
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