Health Concerns: Combining Modern Research & Ancient Wisdom

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Yue Ju Wan

Health Concerns: Escape Restraint (M) 
Also known as: Remove Stagnation Pill 

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Yi Guan Jian

Health Concerns: Fertile Garden (M)
Also known as: One Stack Fertility Formula Promoting Tabs; Linking-Decoction 

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Xiao Yao Wan

Health Concerns: Woman’s Balance (M)
Also known as: Hsiao Yao Wan; Free and Easy Wanderer 

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Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan

Health Concerns: Six Gentlemen (M)

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Wu Ling San

Health Concerns:Drain Dampness (M)
Also known as: Hoelen 5

Interaction / Contraindications

Why does something that I tried in the past no longer work?

Our bodies are constantly changing, as is our health. Our health is dependent on stages of illness, stress load, climate, and diet. Therefore, these changes can affect the efficacy of whatever therapy we are using. In addition to the fluctuations of our body and environment, our bodies become accustomed to medications and supplements, including herbs that we take. This is why traditional herbalists frequently modify the herbal formula that a patient is taking. With the help of a practitioner, you can explore ways to change your life so that you can be symptom-free.


Why are there so many herbs in your products?

Herbs are best taken in combination to boost effectiveness, and to reduce possible negative reactions.


Why are Health Concerns products worth the extra money, compared with Chinese patent formulas?

First of all, if the Chinese patent formula does not have the name of a U.S. manufacturer or distributor on the label, the chances are good that it was not legally imported. Practitioners would assume liability risks if using a product that were not legal. Furthermore, as reported by the Food and Drug Branch of the California Department of Public Health, many illegally imported Chinese herbal products contain pharmaceutical drugs, artificial additives, and heavy metals such as lead or mercury. Health Concerns was the first company to formulate Chinese herbs in the U.S. for practitioners. Our products carry liability insurance and have been clinically tested for safety and purity.


Which digestive conditions are more difficult to treat?

Generally congenital diseases (conditions that run families) prove harder to treat than acquired ones. Therefore, the sooner you visit a holistic practitioner after your symptoms appear, the better the prognosis.


What studies of your supplements and ingredients have been done to provide the consumer with evidence of their safety and effectiveness?

Health Concerns formulas have been developed with attention to herbal traditions and modern scientific research. It may not be possible in every case to list scientific citations. However, these sources may help you understand more about herbs and Chinese medicine. For herbs in general, a good overview is The Encyclopedia of Popular Herbs, by the Herb Research Foundation. Chinese Herbs in the Western Clinic was written by Health Concerns founder Andrew Gaeddert to provide information about using herbs for modern patients. For those wishing to know more about traditional Chinese herbs, we recommend Chinese Herbal Medicine, Materia Medica by Bensky and Gamble.

Herbs are rarely researched in the same fashion as drugs. This is due to a variety of reasons:

  • Herbs have been used empirically for generations; some would argue that this is more scientific than some of the new drug studies
  • Governments, universities, and drug companies are not willing to fund research
  • It should be understood that herbs are meant to be used along with changes in diet and lifestyle that are more health-promoting. Studies that compare herbs, diet and lifestyle can be criticized because it is hard to determine whether it was the herbs, diet, or lifestyle changes that contributed to the results
Tips on Using Herbal Formulas

What is the best way to take herbs?

The best way to take herbs is on an empty stomach, between meals, when absorption is quicker and more direct. You can take herbs with meals, but they are absorbed less efficiently. As we tell clients in our clinic, it is best to take herbs on an empty stomach – but if you forget, it's better that you take them with meals than to not take them at all.


What do you mean by dairy products?

Dairy products include milk, cream, cheese, butter, and ice cream. Yogurt is also a dairy product, however homemade yogurt or brands which have acidophilus and probiotics ("live cultures") are frequently the most easily tolerated.


What are the drawbacks of bread?

Many types of bread contain wheat, which is a common allergen, and yeast, to which many persons are sensitive. Bread is often associated with unhealthy foods. For example, butter, mayonnaise and margarine are usually spread on bread. The first two contain excessive fat, and margarine contains trans fatty acids which should not be consumed at all. Additionally, bread is ordinarily used to make sandwiches which contain foods like cheese and luncheon meat. These are high in fat, salt, preservatives, and additives. To avoid these unhealthy foods, substitute crackers or muffins that are wheat-free for bread, and use meat that you cooked from scratch instead of luncheon meat. This is much healthier, more delicious and easier to digest than cheese and luncheon meat.

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Wen Dan Tang

Health Concerns: Clear Phlegm (M)
Also known as: Bamboo and Hoelen Formula 

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Wan Du Hua Yu Tang

Health Concerns: Backbone (M) 
Also known as: Warming and Dissolving Blood Stasis 

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Tong Jing Wan

Health Concerns: Cramp Bark Plus (M) 
Also known as: Cinnamon and Persica, Combination Plus, Achyranthes Combination 

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Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin

Health Concerns: Gastrodia Relieve Wind (M) 
Also known as: Gastrodia and Uncaria Decoction (Bensky)

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Si Jun Zi Tang

Health Concerns: Six Gentlemen (M)
Also known as: Modified Four Gentlemen Decoction

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Shu Jing Huo Xue Tang

Health Concerns: Mobility 2 (M) 
Also known as: Clematis and Stephania Formula; Relax the Channels and Invigorates the Blood Decoction (Bensky)

Tips on Using Herbal Formulas

Should I be concerned about the absorption of herbal capsules?

The Health Concerns formulas are tested for dissolution to ensure that they break down adequately in the stomach; many Chinese herbal products are not tested in this fashion. In cases of individuals with very weak digestive systems, it’s best to open the capsules and add hot water to make tea.

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Shen Qi Wan

Health Concerns: Rehmannia 8 (M)
Also known as: Golden Book Kidney Formula; Shen Qi Wan 

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Shen Ling Bai Zhu Wan

Health Concerns: Shen Ling (M)
Also known as: Shen Ling, Ginseng Poria, and Atractylodes Powder

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Sheng Qi Shi Zang

Health Concerns: Source Qi (M)

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Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang

Health Concerns: SPZM (M)

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Ren Shen Ge Jie San

Health Concerns: Ginseng and Rhodiola (M) 
Also known as: Ginseng and Gecko Powder (Bensky) 

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