Asian patent medicines include herbs, plants, animal parts and minerals which are formulated into tablets, pills, or liquids to make them easier to use. This branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine can be an extremely effective tool to keep one and one’s patients healthy. However, many patent medicines manufactured in Asian countries—particularly China and India—contain toxic ingredients, such as heavy metals, as well as prescription drugs or unapproved ingredients that may or may not be identified on the label. When analyzed, a large number of these medicines are found to contain compounds that are not listed under ingredients which may be dangerous. Scientists have found drugs like ephedrine, chlorpheniramine, methyltestosterone and phenacetin.
Because of the high prevalence of toxic ingredients found in medicines manufactured in Asia, it is a practitioner’s duty to warn patients of the possible dangers of using these products. It’s a better idea to find alternatives to Asian patent medicines which contain high quality ingredients and adhere to Western quality assurance standards. During this webinar, Andrew Gaeddert will discuss his personal experiences with Asian patent medicines, and explore much safer alternatives, which achieve the same level of results.