Major Four is a calming, energy building combination. It improves the function of spleen, stomach and lung (your source for energy) and great for preventing those sudden energy crashes. It reduces stress, improves digestion, decreases puffiness in the face and eyelids and dark circles under the eyes. It calms the nerves and emotions, improves brain functioning and improves wisdom. It is a formula that tonifies chi (Qi), and has a velvety smooth action. It is traditionally used to treat symptoms including: memory loss, restlessness, fatigue, dizziness, apathy, tiredness, rheumatism, bloating, loss of appetite, weak voice, shortness of breath, anorexia, loose stool and oedema of the eyelids.
Hoelen & Bamboo Combination (Yin)
This sweet and cooling formula calms you and improves your mood. It’s ideal to take when you are dealing with events that cause fear and anxiety such as public speaking, job interviews, or when you are experiencing emotional distress. It’s also used for when your body feels lethargic and heavy, when you feel stuck and want to experience progress. In this context it targets depression and anxiety. It promotes deep breathing and supports decision-making. It reduces distension and stuffiness in the chest or abdomen, dispels the feeling of a lump in the throat (associated with emotional distress), reduces strain on the cardiovascular system through the release of excess fluid (hypertension); plus helps relieve stomach upset and vomiting. This formula treats epigastric or abdominal pain, constipation, abdominal hardness, distension and pain, poor appetite, shortness of breath and fatigue.
Bupleurum & Cyperus Combination (Neutral)
This formula traditionally treats liver chi stagnation. If the liver chi is stagnant you feel unhappy, wound-up, irritable, moody and depressed. But when the liver chi flows freely you feel happy and at peace. This formula treats numerous physical symptoms affiliated with liver chi stagnation such as abdominal distension, discomfort in the chest that is aggravated by emotions, period pain, irregular period, intercostal pain, poor appetite, belching, indigestion, stress ulceration, hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, breast distension or pain, loose stools or constipation, restlessness and nervous depression. It alleviates all types of pain.
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Caution* Chai Hu (Rx. Bupleurum) is a great herb for a variety of viral issues as well as stress-induced problems. Interferon therapy is designed to address viral issues as well. The interaction of Chai Hu (Rx. Bupleurum) and interferon is an additive problem. Interferon therapy boosts the strength and sensitivity of the immune system. Chai Hu (Rx. Bupleurum) has the same (but weaker) effect. When these two medicines are used together, they can give rise to an excessive immune response.