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Herbal Formulas for the Cold & Flu Season


Yes our Oregon Sunshine (rain) is back with us too.  This is also the time of year when people start

getting sick. I will show you some Chinese Herbal Formulas that can help prevent & resolve colds

and Flu. Please note that we only sell Chinese Herbal Formulas to patients & that diagnosing the problem

helps get a more effective formula (this is part of an Acupuncture Tx or an Herbal Consult at East-West

Acupuncture Clinic).


Jade Screen  is a commonly used formula in Asia for the prevention of sickness in the winter. It contains Astragulus an herb known to boost the immune system.


Yin Qiao is a good  formula for sore throat (that scratchy feeling)  at the beginning of a cold or especially a fever. It has herbs that moisten the throat & also herbs that are colder which reduce fever. We carry this001 and also Yin Qiao with Echinancea which broadens the use of this formula by adding the Western herb Echinancea. This has been a very effective formula.


Cold Quell is a modern formula that’s made up of two ancient effective formulas. It treats colds & flu & especially in women & even more especially premenstrually. However it can be taken by men & women at any time. This formula contains isatidis to help with viruses & bacteria and Forsythia/Lonicera to sooth 007sore throat





Gan Mao Ling is a wonderful formula for colds & flu that I have used myself many times. It contains an herb Isatidis which has an anti-viral/anti-microbial effect. This formula is colder than Yin Qiao & I generally use it when a cold or flu has lingered.


Ge Gen Tang is a formula to use with a cold (the patient feels cold) & symptoms like tight neck & shoulders, bronchitis, sinus problems however this formula should be used with caution with a person who has hypertension003

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