you have lumps under your skin, on the thighs, arms or neck that
won't go away? Are they benign lumps that you are told not to bother with them...but they do bother you right? Then consider our Chinese herbs that are what we call phlegm busters (fat).
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM), these nodules are considered to
be stagnation of qi, blood, or phlegm. From pharmacological perspective, these
herbs have antibiotic effect to treat infection, and anti-inflammatory effect
to reduce swelling and inflammation. Furthermore, these herbs are also
effective for hardness and nodules where there are no signs of infection of
inflammation. For this application, however, herbs must be taken continuously
for a few months to slowly dissolve and disperse these nodules and hardened
We believe that Lipomas are a result of a weak "Yang Ming" (digestive system) or due to dietary taxation insulting the "Yang Ming" (bad eating habits). Thus the idea of this herbal formula is to help your body to move out the trapped phlegm nodules, BUT this must be done concurrently with life style changes.
Lipomas, Infection and inflammation with swelling: goiter, lymphedema,
hemorrhoids, intestinal polyps, tonsillitis, appendicitis, infected
lesions, dermatological swellings, mastitis, sinusitis, osteomyelitis,
cellulitis, and thrombophlebitis
Formation of hardness and nodules: any type of swelling, mass,
enlargement, hardness, nodule, scrofula, boil, carbuncle, goiter, sore,
lump, furuncle, abscess, polyp, hordeolum or hard-seated lesion in the
body that may or may not have accompanying pus, pain
or heat sensations
Lymphatic blockage: this formula drains the lymphatic system to clear stagnation
WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
Antibiotic properties to treat infection 1,2,3,4,5
Anti-inflammatory action to reduce swelling and inflammation 6,7,9,10,12
Antipyretic influence to reduce fever 8
Analgesic effect to relieve pain 10,11
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
Clears heat and detoxifies
Reduces swelling and promotes discharge of pus
Invigorates blood circulation and relieves pain
Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae)
Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Shao (Radix Paeoniae Rubrae)
Gui (Radicis Angelicae Sinensis)
Feng (Radix Saposhnikoviae)
Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Yin Hua (Flos Lonicerae)
Bu (Thallus Laminariae seu Eckloniae)
Xiang (Gummi Olibanum)
Cao (Medulla Tetrapanacis)
Ku Cao (Spica Prunellae)
Jiao (Fructus Gleditsiae)
Jiao Ci (Spina Gleditsiae)
Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae Thunbergii)
Dissolve is an excellent formula to clear
heat, eliminate toxins, reduce swelling, and invigorate blood circulation.
Clinically, it can be used as a primary formula or as an adjunct formula to
treat various conditions due to infection and inflammation characterized by the
formation of hardness, nodules and swelling.
Jin Yin Hua (Flos Lonicerae) is an indispensable
anti-inflammatory herb when it comes to treating toxic heat accumulation in the
body. Zhe Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae Thunbergii), Xia Ku Cao
(Spica Prunellae), and Kun Bu (Thallus Laminariae seu Eckloniae) are
used in Dissolve to penetrate the channels, soften hardness
and expel phlegm accumulation. Zao Jiao (Fructus Gleditsiae), Zao
Jiao Ci (Spina Gleditsiae), and Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae)
drain pus. Blood invigorating herbs such as Ru Xiang (Gummi Olibanum), Mo
Yao (Myrrha), Dang Gui (Radicis Angelicae Sinensis), and Chi Shao
(Radix Paeoniae Rubrae) are used to disperse stagnation, relieve pain and help
with the regeneration or healing process. Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri
Reticulatae) regulates qi, dispels phlegm and has a synergistic effect with the
blood invigorating herbs to soften hardness and relieve pain. Fang Feng
(Radix Saposhnikoviae) dispels lingering wind that may reside in the channels
and reduce superficial swelling. Tong Cao (Medulla Tetrapanacis) drains
and expels dampness through urination. Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
further helps with detoxification and also harmonizes the formula.
Refrain from eating spicy, greasy, fried foods, BBQ, canned foods,
fermentated or dairy products, seafood, alcohol, duck or the internal organs of
any creature during the course of treatment.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
For tonsillitis, gargle with salt water for one minute, twice daily.
Mild exercise is recommended as it will help with qi and blood
circulation in the body. However, individuals with dermatological swellings
should avoid heavy exercise that induces sweating, as it may delay healing of
sores on the skin.
Do not scratch the lesions to avoid contraction of infection and
formation of scars. When boils or cysts break and are draining, keep the local
area clean to prevent infection to the other parts of the body. After handling
a boil, hands should be washed thoroughly to avoid transferring bacterial
infection to other areas.
In western terminology, -itis means inflammation. Since Dissolve is used to treat numerous conditions characterized by infection
and inflammation, many of the clinical applications will end with –itis,
such as mastitis, bronchitis, cholecystitis, thrombophlebitis, and tonsillitis.
Inflammation of the lymphatic system will often cause subcutaneous
formation of hardness and nodules. Such conditions can be effectively treated
The primary effect of Dissolve is to reduce
inflammation and swelling to soften hardness and nodules. Though it contains
herbs with an antibiotic effect, use of this formula alone may not be
sufficient in treating acute infection with inflammation, such as in
tonsillitis or sinusitis. Instead, another formula with heat-clearing,
antibiotic actions should be added to potentiate the effect.
This formula is contraindicated in cases of yin-type (deep-rooted)
furuncles or carbuncles where the appearance is grayish dark and shows no signs
of redness or pain.
This formula is contraindicated during pregnancy and nursing.
Use with caution in cases of Spleen qi deficiency or yang deficiency
with coldness of the extremities.
Though this formula has herbs with marked antibiotic and
anti-inflammatory effects, certain conditions, such as acute appendicitis, are
still better treated with surgery to avoid rupture of the appendix.
Patients who are on anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapies, such as
Coumadin (Warfarin), should use this formula with caution, as there may be a
slightly higher risk of bleeding and bruising.
This formula is not designed for long-term use. It should be
discontinued when the desired effects are achieved.
formulated specifically to treat infection and inflammation. The herbs in this
formula have demonstrated pronounced antibiotic and anti-inflammatory
activities. Dissolve is most effective in treatment of
swelling and inflammation due to infection, with the formation of abscesses,
hardness and nodules.
Dissolve contains many herbs with marked antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal
activities. Jin Yin Hua (Flos Lonicerae) has demonstrated a broad
spectrum of inhibitory actions against Staphylococcus aureus, beta-hemolytic
streptococcus, E. coli, Bacillus dysenteriae, Vibrio cholerae,
Salmonella typhi, Diplococcus pneumoniae, Diplococcus meningitidis, Pseudomonas
aeruginosa, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.,
Decoction of Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae) has an inhibitory
effect against E. coli, Bacillus dysenteriae, Bacillus
proteus, Salmonella typhi, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Vibrio
cholerae, Mycobacterium tuberculosis hominis, and species of Shigella. Fang Feng (Radix
Saposhnikoviae) has an antibacterial effect against Shigella spp.,
Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus, and an antiviral
effect against influenza viruses.
Xia Ku Cao (Spica Prunellae) has demonstrated inhibitory action against Shigella
spp., Salmonella typhi, E. coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa,
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Streptococcus, and dermatophytes. All together, herbs in Dissolve provide a potent and wide spectrum antibiotic effect to ensure
complete and effective treatment of infection.
Many herbs in Dissolve have with marked
anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic effects. This well-rounded action
is necessary, as infection and inflammation are often accompanied by fever and
pain. In this formula, Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae) has potent
anti-inflammatory effects. , Jin Yin Hua (Flos
Lonicerae) has both anti-inflammatory and antipyretic
properties. Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri
Reticulatae) also exhibits anti-inflammatory activity to decrease the
permeability of blood vessels, a symptom associated with inflammation or
allergy. Dang Gui
(Radicis Angelicae Sinensis), on the other hand, has anti-inflammatory and
analgesic influence, and is commonly used to treat both pain and inflammation. It has been shown that Dang
Gui (Radicis Angelicae Sinensis) is approximately 1.1 times stronger than
aspirin to reduce inflammation, and 1.7 times stronger to relieve pain. Lastly, Gan Cao
(Radix Glycyrrhizae) is regarded by many as one of the most potent herbs to
reduce inflammation. Contrary to most herbs, Gan Cao (Radix
Glycyrrhizae) exerts an anti-inflammatory effect by stimulating the production
of glucocorticoids and slows down the rate of breakdown of the same substances.
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) has been used successfully for treatment of
inflammation, edema, granuloma formation, edematous arthritis, and others. The
anti-inflammatory influence of glycyrrhizin and glycyrrhetinic, two active
components of Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae), is approximately 1/10th
in comparison with cortisone.
Dissolve contains herbs that have a wide
variety of clinical applications. In one report, 56 patients with appendicitis
were treated for 7 days with an overall effectiveness of 92.8%. Reported cases of mastitis were also treated with great
success. Out of 35 patients, 31 recovered within 1 to 3 doses, 3 recovered
after 4 to 6 doses, and 1 had no effect. For treatment
of peptic ulcer, use of herbs was also very successful. Out of 53 cases (14 had
gastric ulcers, 33 had duodenal ulcers, and 6 had both), 35 experienced
recovery within 30 days, 15 had significant improvement, and 3 had no response,
after 30 days of treatment. For thrombophlebitis, 111
patients were treated with complete recovery in 77 cases, significant
improvement in 31 cases, and no improvement in 3 cases.
For chronic sinusitis, 68 patients were treated, with complete recovery in 66
cases and improvement in 2 cases. Other conditions that
have been treated with good success include acute appendicitis, acute mastitis,, chronic bronchitis,, cholelithiasis, nephritis, hepatitis, and tonsillitis.
In summary, Dissolve is comprised of herbs
that are well documented for their antibiotic and anti-inflammatory effects.
The clinical applications include swelling and inflammation due to infection,
with such presentation as fever, abscess, nodules, hardness, discharge, and
PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS & CHINESE MEDICINE: A
Nodule is a general term that is used to describe
many different types of goiter, lymphedema, swelling, mass, enlargement,
hardness, scrofula, boil, carbuncle, sore, lump, furuncle, abscess, polyp,
hordeolum or hard-seated lesion in the body. Though these conditions may have
different etiology, they are all characterized by swelling, inflammation and
Western Medical Approach: Many of these
conditions have no treatment available. When infection is involved, antibiotics
may be used orally or topically. When there is pain and inflammation, analgesic
or anti-inflammation drugs may be used for symptomatic treatment. Lastly,
surgery may be performed to remove the nodule or hardened tissues.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach:
These nodules are considered to be stagnation of qi, blood, and phlegm. From
pharmacological perspective, these herbs have antibiotic effect to treat
infection, and anti-inflammatory effect to reduce swelling and inflammation.
Furthermore, these herbs are also effective for hardness and nodules where
there are no signs of infection and inflammation. For this application,
however, herbs must be taken continuously for a few months to slowly dissolve
and disperse these nodules and hardened tissues.
Summation: Nodules and hardened tissues
encompass a wide variety of clinical conditions. When the cause is unknown,
western medicine struggles to identify a diagnosis and a treatment. Traditional
Chinese medicine, however, is quite effective as it offers a wide range of
therapeutic substances to treat infection, reduce swelling and inflammation,
and dissolve and disperse nodules and hardened tissues.
a 45-year-old woman, presented with right-sided elbow pain that began after she
received a cortisone injection. She also suffered from depression after having
recently moved to a new location. The right elbow appeared swollen and slightly
warm to the touch. Her hands and feet were always cold. TCM diagnosis was bi
zheng (painful obstruction syndrome) with Liver qi stagnation. After taking Dissolve and Si Ni San (Frigid Extremities Powder),
her elbow pain was 75% better and no longer hurt steadily. It worsened with
work but was bearable. The patient also received acupuncture and homeopathic
M.C., Sarasota, Florida
a 41-year-old female, presented with an allergic reaction: both eyes were itchy
and weeping thick yellow fluids. This worsened with exposure to dust or
chemicals. The TCM diagnosis was yin deficiency with damp-heat accumulation.
After taking Dissolve with Ming Mu Di Huang Wan
(Improve Vision Pill with Rehmannia), the patient was 95% better. She continued
to take the herbs and noticed that the symptoms would return when she stopped
the herbs. This patient did not receive any acupuncture treatment.
M.C., Sarasota, Florida
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