Diet by Dr. Kang Formulas is to be used as a supplement to a balanced diet when trying to bring about a reduction in the percentage of body fat.
TCM Indications: Increased percent body fat with accumulations of Dampness and Phlegm in the Spleen and Stomach marked by bodily heaviness, tendency to move slowly, lower energy, easy to perspire, shortness of breath and memory loss.
From the Western perspective the problem of obesity in our country has to do with decreasing physical activity combined with increasing availability of fast foods and especially processed foods that lack fiber and are high in calorie density.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the increase in percent body fat has to do with an unbalanced Diet which causes an imbalance in the Spleen and Stomach with the pathogenic cause being an accumulation of Dampness and Phlegm. In most cases the obese individual has more Dampness, Phlegm and Deficiency. Therefore, the treatment principle is to eliminate Dampness which has caused the Spleen to lose its transporting functions. Spleen deficiency leads to Dampness. Then it is the accumulated Dampness which induces the Phlegm which becomes turbid Phlegm and this leads the body to become fat. The treatment principle must be to clean viscera for those who eat a heavy and fatty Diet and also to eliminate gastrointestinal Excess Heat.
Potency: 8:1, 750 mg tabs
Chinese Symptomology: Bodily heaviness, Tendency to move slowly, Lower energy, Easy to perspire, Shortness of Breath, Memory loss
Western Symptomology: Obesity
Pattern: Dampness which has caused the Spleen to lose it transporting functions.
Tongue: Swollen tongue with white fur
Pulse: Deep, small and soft
Ingredients: Jiao Gu Lan, Gynostemma pentaphyllum Herba, Da Huang, Rheum palmatum Rhizoma, Lu Hui, Aloe barbadensis or Aloe ferox and Sha Ji, Hippophae rhamnoides Fruit.
Suggested Use: Take 2 to 3 tablets 3 times per day in the morning, noon and evening or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing or taking prescription medication.
Keep out of reach of children.