Understanding Breast Lumps: A Comprehensive Guide


Breast lumps are a common concern affecting individuals of all ages and genders. Both males and females possess breast tissue that responds to hormonal fluctuations, resulting in changes in size and texture. These changes can lead to the development of benign lumps such as cysts or fibroadenomas. However, it's crucial to recognize that breast lumps can also indicate malignancy, serving as potential signs of breast cancer.

Types of Breast Lumps


Breast lumps can vary in type and may include:

  • Cysts: Fluid-filled sacs that often feel soft and movable. They can change in size with the menstrual cycle and are usually benign.
  • Fibroadenomas: Solid, rubbery lumps that are typically painless and movable. They are among the most common benign breast tumors.
  • Fibrocystic Changes: Non-cancerous changes in breast tissue characterized by lumpy or rope-like texture due to hormonal fluctuations. These changes can cause breast tenderness and pain.
  • Lipomas: Fatty lumps that are usually soft, round, and movable. They are typically harmless but should be monitored for changes.
  • Breast Cancer: Malignant lumps that may feel hard, irregular, and may be fixed to surrounding tissue. Other symptoms may include changes in breast size, shape, or skin texture, nipple discharge, or skin dimpling.
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This proven experienced formula shown to: 
  • Softens lumps and clears mucus.*
  • Moves Liver Qi to relieve constraint.*
  • Supports the Spleen to transforms dampness.*
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For adults, as a dietary supplement, take 5 - 10 pills with warm water once or twice daily if needed. If taking other medications or supplements, allow at least 2 hours before or after using this product.

 

Different individuals may experience different symptoms, including:

  • Breast lumps or mass in one or both breasts
  • Lumps can be the size of small plum or as big as a pear
  • Hard lumps that were rubbery and squishy when they started to form with no skin color change and no pain upon pressing the lumps.
  • After a few months or years, the lumps enlarge 
  • The skin color is reddish 
  • Pain or tingling sensations
  • Irregular menstruation or less amount of blood volume per cycle
  • Dysmenorrhea

Eat light, balanced meals. It is best to avoid salty foods. Avoid pungent or heavily seasoned foods like curries and barbeque; raw or uncooked foods like salad and sushi; and sour foods like vinegar, orange, grapefruit, and pickles.  Fried, greasy, or heavy foods like french fries, pizza, ice cream, and cheesecake create Dampness and should also be avoided.  Do not consume shellfish. No spicy and no chocolate.  No smoking, alcohol, coffee and ice-cold beverages.  In addition to a light diet with reduced salt and calories, daily exercise is important.

Serving Size 10 pills
Serving Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving 3000mg
Herbal Blend:
Green Tangerine Peel
White Peony Root
Muskroot-Like Semiaquilegia Root
Dandelion
Common Turmeric Tuber
Licorice Root
Other ingredients: Pure honey to aid digestion and absorption

Keep out of reach of children. Use only as directed. If any signs of discomfort or irritation occur, discontinue use and consult your physician. 

Please note that a TCM formula is prescribed based on a diagnosed pattern and multiple formulas are usually prescribed to treat the whole person. Please consult a professional TCM practitioner, they will be best able to guide you.

Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of  $45.00 - $50.00 per bottle.

Combining herbal formulas can effectively address multiple health concerns or enhance Breast Lumps related conditions: 

  • For Breast Lumps (Qi and Blood Stagnation): Take Breast Lumps 5 - 10 pills and alternate Uterine Formula 5 - 10 pills if uterine lumps present, with warm water once or twice daily if needed. 
  • For Breast Lumps (Phlegm-Dampness Accumulation): Take Cough (H) 3 to 5 pills with Breast Lumps 5 to 10 and Ovarian Formula 3 to 5 pills if ovarian lumps present, to address formation of nodules or lumps in the breasts and ovarian.
  • For Breast Lumps (Yin Deficiency and Heat): Combine Kidney Yin (5-10 pills) with Breast Lumps (5-10 pills) to tackle nodule or lump formation in the breasts.

Learn more about Herbal Formula Combinations

Ingredients

Ingredients

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Green tangerine peel

Green Tangerine Peel (Qing Pi) resolves Qi and Blood Stagnation, promoting smooth circulation while addressing Phlegm-Dampness accumulation.

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White peony root

White Peony Root (Bai Shao) nourishes Blood, harmonizes Liver function, and relieves inflammation in breast lumps.

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Muskroot-like semiaquilegia root

Muskroot-Like Semiaquilegia Root (Tian Kui Zi) disperses nodules, reduces swelling, and clears Heat and inflammation.

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Dandelion

Dandelion (Pu Gong Ying) clears Heat and toxins, supporting detoxification and circulation in inflammatory breast conditions.

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Our herbal supplements are made with natural honey as the binder. Honey can support the lungs, intestine, spleen, and stomach; It works as a natural preservative with antibacterial and healing properties. Unlike other herbal supplement companies that use starch, magnesium, and other chemical substances as binders for their supplements, we only use 100% honey. We also avoid using vegetable capsules because they require chemical components to form the capsule shape.

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Over five generations we have collected, tested and refined Chinese herbal formulas that themselves draw from 3000 years of experience of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Traditional Chinese Medicine is a profound pathway to create the life you were born to live. It's a timeless bridge that can initiate and support change and growth in any and every life dimension: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. 

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Here's my story.

If you feel skeptical or unsure of Chinese herbal remedies, I could hardly blame you. I wasn't a believer either until my daughter grew very sick and my father (the 4th generation herbalist) helped her get better with herbs.

I was born into a family of herbalists. My father, my grandfather, my great-grandfather, great-great grandfather were all herbalists. I represent the 5th generation in this long lineage dating back to Imperial China.

When I was three or four years old, I started to learn herbal songs and how to identify herbs. As I got older, I was taught how to process the herbs while working in my dad’s clinic in Vietnam. After we immigrated to the United States, my dad asked me if I wanted to pursue a career in TCM as an herbalist or acupuncturist. I said, “No, just leave me alone, Dad. I will find something I enjoy doing for work.” So, he left me alone to find my own way.

I wanted nothing to do with herbal medicine until I gave birth to my second daughter, Catherine, who was born with severe gastric reflux. When Catherine was 10 days old, I had to take her to the ER for IV injections into her little hand because she couldn’t keep milk down. Besides vomiting, she also was having diarrhea. Catherine was losing nutrition from both ends, so her tiny body was shrinking. At that time my dad warned me, “She needs to be treated with herbal medicine, otherwise she will have seizures later on.” I didn’t fully understand what my dad was talking about, so I ignored him.

My daughter got so ill that she could only take half an ounce of milk per hour. Before feeding her, I would use a syringe and shoot Zantac into her mouth to lessen the vomiting. As time passed, she needed milk more often, and consequently more Zantac. By the time Catherine was 8 months old, she needed to be fed and medicated 11 times a day.

I could hardly sleep, eat, shower or rest. Even at night, I had to drape my daughter over my shoulder for her to sleep. If I put Catherine down, she would vomit. I barely had time to squeeze in a 5-minute shower once or twice a week for myself. I was exhausted, but what could I do? I had to care for my daughter and do my best to survive each day with the hope that she would get better or at the very least her condition would not worsen.

Catherine had to wear a turtleneck with two sweaters along with a baby cap and scarf to be outside during the heat of summer, even when temperatures were 100 plus degrees. If I didn’t cover her up, she would have a runny nose, cough, and non stop vomiting. How will she be able to go to school or anywhere with air conditioning?

One day we went to a Vietnamese pho restaurant. After I set Catherine down into the high-chair, I turned around and adjusted my chair. Then I heard a woman’s shout, “Look at her!” I looked in the direction she pointed. It was Catherine…her eyes rolled up and her entire body stiff and shaking with fluid coming out of her mouth. Someone said, “Squeeze some lemon into her mouth.” I did it without hesitating and Catherine’s body relaxed.

We rushed her to the ER. For 3 days she was in the NICU where they monitored her brain. The doctors told me I was lucky because my daughter’s seizure didn’t last for more than 3 minutes which would have damaged her brain. After that I always carried a piece of lemon because I had no idea when my baby girl might have another seizure.

The seizures started to come weekly, so the doctor prescribed anti-seizure medication. Catherine wasn’t even 1 year of age, and already she was taking Zantac 11 times plus anti-seizure medicine 3 times a day. It was nearly impossible to administer the anti-seizure medicine because whenever I took out the syringe, she would cry and start vomiting.

I took Catherine to see a specialist at CHOC. I asked, “Doctor, have you ever seen any infant with this condition get well?” The doctor replied, “It depends. Some will grow out of it, but some don’t. If they don’t, then they will have to take medication for the rest of their life.”

“What do you mean by grow out of it?” The doctor explained that Catherine might get better by herself as she got older.

My mind was racing. “All this time the prescribed medication has not been treating her stomach?” The doctor said, “No, it only helps to guide the food down, so she won’t vomit it back up. That’s why you have to give it to her before the feeding.”

“Well, what if she doesn’t grow out of it?” In that case, Catherine will be dependent upon medication for the rest of her life. The doctor further informed me that she too was born with gastro reflux and is still taking medicine for the condition.

Her statement was like lightning in my brain. If the doctor can’t even treat herself for gastro reflux, how can she help my daughter? Seeing the futility of my path, I turned to my dad for help.

My dad advised me to stop all western drugs and to give her an herbal prescription 3 times a day. Administering medicine 3 times instead of 14 times a day to Catherine was a godsend to me. Even though it sounded too good to be true, I figured that I could still give Zantac to Catherine if she didn’t get better or continued to vomit.

After one month of herbs 3 times a day, Catherine vomited less and less. To test Catherine, I let her cry to see if she would vomit. She didn’t, so I knew she was getting better. After another month of herbal medicine, Catherine was able to wear less clothing without getting a runny nose, coughing, or vomiting. After 3 months of herbal formulas, she stopped having episodes of gastro reflux and seizure. Catherine will enjoy a normal, healthy life.

Because of Catherine’s dramatic recovery, I was sold on Chinese medicine and asked my dad to treat me. I fainted very easily, especially during the winter. After a few months of herbal formulas, I have never fainted again.

I started to have time to think and tried to understand why a piece of lemon helps to relax the muscles and stop a seizure. Lemon is a common citrus, yet it has magical powers that we don’t understand and underestimate. I wanted to learn more and find answers, so I decided to go to China which has a long history of herbal medicine. I went to TCM schools in China and Hong Kong and worked in the TCM hospitals to learn from the best herbal doctors in the world.

When I was there, I knew one day I would want to become an herbalist, but how can I get a steady supply of high-quality herbs. My dad and I backpacked across China and visited many farmlands. We interviewed farmers to grow herbs for us. Our products are used with the highest quality herbs that have been harvested at the height of their potency. They are substantially more expensive than less potent herbs that were harvested in the pre- or post-season.

After I came back to the United State, I worked with my dad and learned from his experiences and studied the formulas that our ancestors passed down. What I have been through helped me to understand the importance of health. Without health, don’t even talk about career, beauty, education, freedom, etc. I now have worked with many families who have suffered as I have. Their endearing appreciation drives me to work harder.

Our namesake "Silkie" is a Chinese breed of chicken that is well known for its calm and friendly temperament. They are gentle and caring and make wonderful mothers. A Silkie loves nothing more than brooding a cluster of eggs, whether they are hers or not, even if they are "duck eggs". We share the same outlook and care for our clients the same way we care for our own family.

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Western Medicine Perspective on Breast Lumps


In Western medicine, breast lumps are approached systematically in terms of their cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment:

Causes


  • Breast lumps can have various causes, including hormonal changes, benign conditions (such as fibroadenomas or cysts), or malignant conditions (such as breast cancer).
  • Hormonal changes throughout a woman's menstrual cycle, pregnancy, or menopause can lead to the development of benign breast lumps.
  • Genetic factors, lifestyle choices, and environmental exposures may also influence the development of breast lumps, including breast cancer.

Symptoms


  • The primary symptom of a breast lump is the presence of a palpable mass or swelling in the breast or armpit area.
  • Other symptoms may include changes in breast size, shape, or texture, nipple discharge (other than breast milk), breast pain or tenderness, or changes in the appearance of the breast skin (such as redness, dimpling, or puckering).

Diagnosis


  • Clinical Examination: A healthcare provider performs a physical examination of the breasts to assess the lump's size, shape, consistency, and mobility.
  • Imaging Tests: Mammography, ultrasound, and MRI are commonly used to further evaluate breast lumps and assess the surrounding breast tissue.
  • Biopsy: If imaging tests suggest a suspicious lump, a tissue sample (biopsy) may be taken for pathological examination to determine whether it is benign or malignant.

Treatment


  • Benign Lumps: Treatment for benign breast lumps may not be necessary if they are not causing symptoms. Observation, monitoring, or interventions (such as draining a cyst) may be recommended.
  • Malignant Lumps (Breast Cancer): Treatment for breast cancer typically involves a combination of surgery (lumpectomy or mastectomy), chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, or targeted therapy, depending on the cancer's type, stage, and other factors.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Perspective on Breast Lumps


In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), breast lumps are viewed through the lens of imbalances in the body's Qi (vital energy), Blood, and organ systems. Here's an overview of the TCM perspective on breast lumps:

Cause


Qi and Blood Stagnation:

  • Qi (vital energy) and Blood are essential components for maintaining the body's physiological functions and circulation.
  • Stagnation of Qi and Blood flow in the breast area can occur due to factors such as emotional stress, trauma, or poor circulation.
  • When Qi and Blood become stagnant, they can accumulate and form lumps or masses in the breast tissue.

Cause


Phlegm-Dampness Accumulation:

  • Phlegm and Dampness are pathological substances in TCM that can accumulate in the body due to factors such as improper diet, excessive worry, or weak digestion.
  • Phlegm and Dampness accumulation obstructs the free flow of Qi and Blood, leading to stagnation and congestion in the breast area.
  • Over time, the accumulation of Phlegm-Dampness can contribute to the formation of nodules or lumps in the breasts.

Cause


Yin Deficiency and Heat:

  • Yin and Yang are complementary forces in TCM, with Yin representing the cooling, nourishing aspect of the body.
  • Yin Deficiency occurs when there is insufficient Yin to balance the body's Yang (warm, active aspect).
  • Heat accumulation may arise from factors such as emotional stress, hormonal imbalance, or inflammatory conditions.
  • Yin Deficiency coupled with Heat accumulation can lead to inflammatory conditions in the body, including the breasts, resulting in the formation of nodules or lumps.

Symptoms


  • Palpable Mass: TCM recognizes the presence of palpable masses or lumps in the breast area as a primary symptom.
  • Tenderness or Pain: Depending on the underlying imbalance, breast lumps may be accompanied by tenderness or pain.
  • Other Symptoms: These may include changes in breast texture, nipple discharge, or other signs of systemic imbalance, such as fatigue, insomnia, or emotional disturbances.

Diagnosis


  • TCM diagnosis involves a comprehensive assessment of the patient's overall health, including observation, palpation, questioning, and pulse and tongue diagnosis.
  • Specific patterns of disharmony, such as Qi and Blood Stagnation, Phlegm-Dampness, or Yin Deficiency with Heat, are identified to guide treatment.

Treatment


  • Herbal Medicine: TCM herbal formulas are prescribed based on the individual's pattern of disharmony. Formulas may include Chinese herbs for breast lumps that invigorate Blood circulation, resolve Phlegm-Dampness, nourish Yin, or clear Heat.
  • Acupuncture: Acupuncture can help stimulate Qi flow and resolve stagnation in the breast area. Specific acupuncture points may be selected based on the patient's TCM diagnosis.
  • Dietary and Lifestyle Recommendations: Dietary modifications, stress reduction techniques, and lifestyle changes may be recommended to address underlying imbalances contributing to breast lumps.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Formulas vs Current Herbalism


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) boasts an extensive history of herbal treatment, developed over thousands of years, offering valuable insights. In contrast to western herbalism's reliance on single herbs at high doses, TCM utilizes combinations of 4 to 10 herbs, working synergistically to address various body imbalances. This approach enhances positive effects and minimizes negative side effects. TCM formulas not only alleviate symptoms but also target the root cause of the imbalance, allowing for reduced or discontinued herbal intake as health improves.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Formulas vs Current Herbalism


While the medical industry and research groups focus on isolating and extracting specific compounds from herbs or herbal extracts that offer concentrated compounds for new treatments, this approach may limit the benefits. The process of extracting herbs often involves the use of solvents or high heat, which can degrade the quality of the active compounds and may also introduce harmful residues. TCM emphasizes the use of whole herbs, where naturally occurring compounds complement each other, maximizing therapeutic effects.

Silkie’s Herbal Formulas


Silkie is the result of five generations of experience and wisdom in Chinese Medicine. We start with the highest quality herbs that have been harvested at the height of their potency. They are substantially more expensive than less potent herbs that were harvested in the pre-or post-season, but in our view, there is no substitute for premium quality. Our supplements are made with natural honey as the binder. We don't use any fillers or artificial ingredients because this is how our great-grandfathers did it and we carry on that tradition.

Silkie’s Herbal Formulas


Herbal formulations take years and years to master and the most potent formulas are often kept as family or lineage secrets. This rich tradition is a very valuable gift from previous generations. With five generations of crafting formulas to help the local community, we have refined the herbal blends for modern life. 

Silkie utilizes herbal formulations tailored to individual patterns of imbalance. These formulas typically consist of a combination of herbs chosen for their synergistic effects in addressing both the symptoms and root causes.

Introducing the Highest Quality Herbs Inside Breast Lumps

In TCM, Green Tangerine Peel (Qing Pi)

Nature and Flavor: Qing Pi is classified as acrid, bitter, and slightly cold in taste and nature. Its acrid and bitter flavors help to regulate Qi and resolve stagnant Liver Qi, while its cooling nature helps to clear heat and alleviate symptoms of heat.

Meridian Affinity: This herb primarily targets the Liver, Spleen, and Stomach meridians.

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Regulating Qi: Qing Pi is prized for its ability to regulate Qi (vital energy) and relieve Qi stagnation, making it beneficial for conditions such as indigestion, bloating, and emotional disturbances.
  2. Promoting Digestion: It has a special affinity for promoting digestion and relieving symptoms of food stagnation, such as nausea, vomiting, and abdominal distention.
  3. Clearing Heat and Dampness: Qing Pi also has heat-clearing and dampness-drying properties, making it beneficial for conditions such as jaundice, diarrhea, and urinary tract infections.

Common Applications:

  • Indigestion: Qing Pi is frequently used to treat indigestion and bloating caused by Qi stagnation, promoting the flow of Qi and relieving symptoms such as abdominal discomfort and belching.
  • Jaundice: Its ability to clear heat and dampness makes it beneficial for treating jaundice, reducing symptoms such as yellowing of the skin and eyes, dark urine, and nausea.
  • Emotional disturbances: Qing Pi's ability to regulate Qi makes it useful for calming the Liver and alleviating symptoms of emotional disturbances such as irritability, mood swings, and depression.

Preparation and Dosage: Qing Pi can be prepared in various forms, including decoctions, powders, pills, and extracts. The dosage may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the formulation used. It's essential to consult a qualified TCM practitioner for personalized guidance.

In TCM, Peony Root (Bai Shao)

Nature and Flavor: Bai Shao is classified as bitter, sour, and slightly cold in taste and nature. Its bitter and sour flavors help to regulate Qi (vital energy) and blood, while its cooling nature helps to alleviate symptoms of heat.

Meridian Affinity: This herb primarily targets the Liver and Spleen meridians.

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Nourishing Blood: Bai Shao is prized for its ability to nourish the blood and regulate menstruation, making it beneficial for conditions such as irregular periods, dysmenorrhea, and postpartum recovery.
  2. Soothing Liver Qi: It has a special affinity for soothing Liver Qi and relieving symptoms of Liver Qi stagnation, such as irritability, mood swings, and menstrual disorders.
  3. Calming the Mind: Bai Shao also helps to calm the mind and relieve emotional disturbances, making it beneficial for conditions such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

Common Applications:

  • Menstrual disorders: Bai Shao is frequently used to regulate menstruation and alleviate symptoms such as irregular periods, menstrual pain, and clotting, particularly when caused by blood deficiency or Liver Qi stagnation.
  • Liver disorders: Its ability to soothe Liver Qi makes it beneficial for treating liver disorders such as hepatitis and liver cirrhosis, reducing symptoms such as irritability, mood swings, and digestive disturbances.
  • Emotional disturbances: Bai Shao's calming properties make it useful for treating emotional disturbances such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia, promoting a sense of calm and relaxation.

Preparation and Dosage: Bai Shao can be prepared in various forms, including decoctions, powders, pills, and extracts. The dosage may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the formulation used. It's essential to consult a qualified TCM practitioner for personalized guidance.

In TCM, Muskroot-Like Semiaquilegia Root (Tian Kui Zi)

Nature and Flavor: Tian Kui Zi is classified as bitter and slightly cold in taste and nature. Its bitter flavor helps to clear heat and reduce inflammation, while its cooling nature helps to alleviate symptoms of heat.

Meridian Affinity: This herb primarily targets the Liver and Kidney meridians.

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Clearing Heat: Tian Kui Zi is prized for its ability to clear heat from the body, making it beneficial for conditions such as fever, sore throat, and inflammatory conditions.
  2. Promoting Diuresis: It has a special affinity for promoting diuresis and relieving symptoms of dampness, such as edema, urinary tract infections, and jaundice.
  3. Resolving Dampness: Tian Kui Zi also helps to resolve dampness from the body, making it beneficial for conditions such as edema, urinary tract infections, and jaundice.

Common Applications:

  • Urinary tract infections: Tian Kui Zi is frequently used to treat urinary tract infections, promoting diuresis and reducing symptoms such as painful urination, frequent urination, and cloudy urine.
  • Jaundice: Its ability to clear heat and resolve dampness makes it useful for treating jaundice, reducing symptoms such as yellowing of the skin and eyes, dark urine, and nausea.
  • Edema: Tian Kui Zi's diuretic properties make it beneficial for treating edema, reducing fluid retention and swelling in the body.

Preparation and Dosage: Tian Kui Zi can be prepared in various forms, including decoctions, teas, tinctures, and extracts. The dosage may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the formulation used. It's essential to consult a qualified TCM practitioner for personalized guidance.

In TCM, Dandelion (Pu Gong Ying)

Nature and Flavor: Pu Gong Ying is classified as bitter and slightly sweet in taste and cool in nature. Its bitter flavor helps to clear heat and reduce inflammation, while its cooling nature helps to dispel heat and toxins from the body.

Meridian Affinity: This herb primarily targets the Liver and Stomach meridians, though it also influences the Lung and Heart meridians to some extent.

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Clearing Heat and Detoxifying: Pu Gong Ying is prized for its ability to clear heat and toxins from the body, making it beneficial for conditions such as abscesses, boils, and skin infections. It also has a purifying effect on the blood.
  2. Promoting Diuresis: It has diuretic properties and helps to promote urination, making it useful for addressing symptoms of edema, urinary tract infections, and damp-heat conditions.
  3. Supporting Liver Health: Pu Gong Ying has a beneficial effect on liver function and is often used to support liver health and detoxification processes. It can help alleviate symptoms of liver congestion and promote liver regeneration.

Common Applications:

  • Skin conditions: Pu Gong Ying is frequently used to treat various skin conditions such as abscesses, boils, acne, and eczema due to its heat-clearing and detoxifying properties.
  • Urinary disorders: Its diuretic properties make it beneficial for promoting urination and addressing symptoms of edema, urinary tract infections, and damp-heat conditions.
  • Liver support: Pu Gong Ying is used to support liver health and detoxification processes, particularly in cases of liver congestion, hepatitis, and liver inflammation.

Preparation and Dosage: Pu Gong Ying can be prepared in various forms, including decoctions, powders, pills, and extracts(not recommended.) The dosage may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the formulation used. It's essential to consult a qualified TCM practitioner for personalized guidance.

In TCM, Common Turmeric Tuber (Jiang Huang)

Nature and Flavor: Jiang Huang is classified as acrid, bitter, and slightly warm in taste and nature. Its acrid and bitter flavors help to promote blood circulation and resolve stagnant Qi, while its warmth helps to alleviate symptoms of cold and dampness.

Meridian Affinity: This herb primarily targets the Liver and Spleen meridians.

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Promoting Blood Circulation: Jiang Huang is prized for its ability to promote blood circulation, making it beneficial for conditions such as menstrual disorders, traumatic injuries, and cardiovascular health.
  2. Relieving Pain: It has a special affinity for relieving pain, particularly in cases of blood stasis and Qi stagnation, making it beneficial for conditions such as dysmenorrhea, abdominal pain, and joint pain.
  3. Resolving Stagnant Qi: Jiang Huang also helps to resolve stagnant Qi, promoting the smooth flow of Qi and alleviating symptoms such as bloating, indigestion, and emotional disturbances.

Common Applications:

  • Menstrual disorders: Jiang Huang is frequently used to treat menstrual disorders such as dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, and irregular periods, promoting blood circulation and alleviating pain associated with blood stasis.
  • Traumatic injuries: Its ability to promote blood circulation makes it beneficial for treating traumatic injuries such as bruises, sprains, and strains, reducing pain and swelling and promoting healing.
  • Cardiovascular health: Jiang Huang's blood-moving properties make it useful for supporting cardiovascular health and preventing conditions such as blood clots, atherosclerosis, and hypertension.

Preparation and Dosage: Jiang Huang can be prepared in various forms, including decoctions, powders, pills, and extracts. The dosage may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the formulation used. It's essential to consult a qualified TCM practitioner for personalized guidance.

In TCM, Licorice Root (Gan Cao)

Nature and Flavor: Gan Cao is classified as sweet in taste and neutral in nature. Its sweet flavor helps to tonify the Spleen and Qi, while its neutral nature makes it suitable for a wide range of constitutions.

Meridian Affinity: This herb primarily targets the Spleen, Stomach, Heart, and Lung meridians.

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Tonifying the Spleen and Qi: Gan Cao is prized for its ability to tonify the Spleen and Qi, promoting digestion, enhancing energy levels, and alleviating fatigue.
  2. Harmonizing Herbal Formulas: It has a special affinity for harmonizing the actions of other herbs in a formula, making it an essential ingredient in many TCM prescriptions.
  3. Moistening the Lungs: Gan Cao helps to moisten and lubricate the Lungs, making it beneficial for conditions such as dry cough, sore throat, and respiratory infections.

Common Applications:

  • Digestive disorders: Gan Cao is frequently used to tonify the Spleen and Stomach, promoting digestion and alleviating symptoms such as poor appetite, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
  • Respiratory conditions: Its moistening properties make it beneficial for treating dry cough, sore throat, and respiratory infections caused by Lung dryness or heat.
  • Harmonizing herbal formulas: Gan Cao is often added to herbal formulations to harmonize the actions of other herbs and mitigate any harsh or toxic effects.

Preparation and Dosage: Gan Cao can be prepared in various forms, including decoctions, powders, pills, and extracts. The dosage may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the formulation used. It's essential to consult a qualified TCM practitioner for personalized guidance.

In TCM, Pure Honey

Nature and Flavor: Pure honey is classified as sweet in taste and neutral in nature. Its sweet flavor makes it appealing for culinary use, while its neutral nature makes it suitable for a wide range of constitutions.

Meridian Affinity: Honey has a harmonizing effect on all meridians, making it a versatile substance that can be used to support overall health and balance in the body.

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Moistening and Nourishing: Honey is renowned for its ability to moisten and nourish the body, particularly the lungs and stomach. It helps alleviate dryness and promotes the production of bodily fluids, making it beneficial for conditions such as dry cough, dry throat, and constipation.
  2. Tonifying the Spleen and Stomach: It has a tonifying effect on the Spleen and Stomach organs, helping to strengthen digestion and improve appetite. This makes honey useful for addressing symptoms of poor digestion, such as bloating, indigestion, and fatigue.
  3. Soothing and Calming: Honey has a soothing and calming effect on the body and mind, making it beneficial for promoting relaxation and reducing stress and anxiety. It can also help improve sleep quality and promote overall well-being.
  4. Promotes Wound Healing and Acts as Preservative: Accelerates wound healing, prevents infection, and serves as a natural preservative with antibacterial properties.

Common Applications:

  • Respiratory conditions: Honey is often used to soothe and alleviate symptoms of respiratory conditions such as coughs, sore throats, and congestion. It can be taken alone or combined with other herbs to enhance its therapeutic effects.
  • Digestive disorders: Its tonifying properties make honey beneficial for improving digestion and alleviating symptoms of poor appetite, indigestion, and bloating.
  • General health and wellness: Honey is commonly used as a natural sweetener and food supplement to support overall health and vitality.

Preparation and Dosage: Pure honey can be consumed on its own or added to herbal teas, decoctions, or other medicinal preparations. The dosage may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the individual's constitution. It's essential to use high-quality, unpasteurized honey to ensure maximum therapeutic benefits.

Combining Herbal Formulas Togethers

Combining herbal formulas can effectively address multiple health concerns or enhance overall well-being.

  • Consider Patterns: Identify underlying imbalances or health concerns before combining formulas to ensure compatibility.
  • Address Multiple Symptoms: Choose formulas targeting different health aspects to address multiple symptoms simultaneously.
  • Timing Matters: Consider organ functions according to the Silkie 24 Hour Wellness Wheel. For instance, take Liver and Gallbladder formulas post-dinner or around 7 pm, while Lung and Large Intestinal formulas are best taken upon waking or at 7 am.
  • Synergistic Actions: Look for herbs with complementary actions to enhance overall effectiveness, such as pairing anti-inflammatory with immune-boosting herbs.
  • Ensure Compatibility: Check compatibility and safety of combined herbs, avoiding conflicting actions or interactions. Consult trusted herbalists for guidance.
  • Customize Dosages: Adjust individual herb dosages based on personal needs and tolerance levels for optimal therapeutic effects.
  • Monitor Effects: Pay attention to body responses and modify combinations as needed. Seek guidance from trusted herbalists for personalized consultation.

Herbal Formula Combinations for Breast Lumps Related Conditions

  • Chinese Herbs for Breast Lumps Due to Qi and Blood Stagnation: Take Breast Lumps 5 - 10 pills and alternate Uterine Formula 5 - 10 pills if uterine lumps present, with warm water once or twice daily if needed. 
  • Chinese Herbs for Breast Lumps Due to Phlegm-Dampness Accumulation: Combine Cough (H) 3 to 5 pills with Breast Lumps 5 to 10 and Ovarian Formula 3 to 5 pills if ovarian lumps are present, to address the formation of nodules or lumps in the breasts and ovarian. 
  • Chinese Herbs for Breast Lumps Due to Yin Deficiency and Heat: Combine Kidney Yin 5 to 10 pills with Breast Lumps 5 to 10 to address the formation of nodules or lumps in the breasts.

The Highest Quality Chinese Herbs for Breast Lumps Formula


Silkie's Breast Lumps formula is made with the highest quality herbs that are carefully selected and harvested at their peak potency. While this means they are substantially more expensive, it is why our clients see substantially more noticeable results. The use of natural honey as a binder for the pills is a tradition that Silkie Herbs has proudly maintained, ensuring the safety and effectiveness of their supplements. The avoidance of fillers and artificial ingredients further reinforces our commitment to the natural and traditional methods of herbal preparation.

The Highest Quality Chinese Herbs for Breast Lumps Formula


Five generations of Silkie Herbs' expertise have resulted in a highly effective herbal formula that you can trust for your health. By utilizing Chinese herbal plant-based remedies for breast lumps, dietary adjustments, and lifestyle modifications, individuals can effectively manage breast health symptoms and improve overall well-being.