In Traditional Chinese Medicine this specific herbal formulation is believed to support the body in fighting the effects Edema symptoms such as water retention, skin that retains a dimple (pits) after being pressed for several seconds, fluid gathering in the feet, ankles and/or lower legs, swollen legs and a sensation of pain or numbness due to water retention.
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For adults, as a dietary supplement, take 10 pills after a meal with warm water twice daily. If taking other medications or supplements, allow at least 2 hours before or after using this product.
In Western Medicine
Edema is the medical term for swelling. Body parts swell from injury or inflammation. It can affect a small area or the entire body. In Western Medicine, Edema is related to kidney disorders, endocrine, heart failure or malnutrition.
In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
In TCM, body fluid is excreted and delivered throughout the body by a variety of pathways. The fluid are transported to the lungs through the spleen's transportation function. From the lungs they are disseminated to the rest of the body. After circulating through the body, the lungs separate and divert impure fluids of the kidneys. The kidneys vaporize the body fluids and regulate their metabolism by sending the impure wastes to the bladder to be excreted. The triple burner also acts as a distribution pathway for body fluids. A dysfunction of the lung, spleen, and/or kidney in transporting and transforming body fluids leads to water retention. Hence TCM focuses on strengthening these organs with an appropriate formulation of herbs and other preventive measures.
Different individuals may experience different symptoms, including:
- Swollen eyelids
- Edema (retention of fluid in the tissues)
- Fluid gathers in the feet, ankles and/or lower legs
- Skin that retains a dimple (pits), after being pressed for several seconds
Contrary to the name the symptoms don't include a rise in body temperature
Diet & Prevention
Exercise daily to move and use the muscles in the part of your body affected by edema, especially your legs, to assist in pumping the excess fluid back towards your heart. Elevating the affected body parts while you sleep may be helpful. Reduce salt intake. Salt can increase fluid retention and worsen edema. It is best to avoid eating uncooked (raw), greasy, and pungent food and chocolate. No smoking, drinking alcohol, coffee and cold beverages.