Gastric ulcers may be related to the way the stomach protects itself against the acid. Administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is a major risk factor for gastric ulceration because NSAIDs decrease the body's ability to buffer the acid in the stomach.
Research has shown that over 95% of subjects with gastric ulcers in a swine model had Stomach Yin Deficiency (Zheng Dongcai, 1983). The etiology and pathology of gastric ulcers in TCM are discussed in the following chart (Figure 3.3). Nourishing Stomach Yin is the key to treating gastric ulcers. Stomach Happy is designed for the mild gastric ulcers, and Jade Lady is used for more severe lesions. Mild to moderate gastric ulcers: Stomach Happy (E0171) Moderate to severe gastric ulcers: Jade Lady (E0172)
Western Medical Indications:
Gastric ulcers (moderate to severe)
Dry or small stool
Stomach Heat with Yin Deficiency
Ulceration of gum or tongue
Pulse: Thready and fast
Caution during pregnancy
Dosage for Horse:
50 g twice daily as top dressing on feed
Dosage for Dog/Cat:
0.5 g per 10 lb body weight twice daily
Use as needed up to 3 months. Can be used for 1 to 3 months in combination with conventional medication.
Chinese Principles of Treatment:
Nourish Stomach Yin and clear Heat
Yu Nu Jian from Jing Yue Quan Shu (Collected Treatises of Zhang Jing-Yue) written by Zhang Jie-Bing, 1624.
Mai Men Dong-Ophiopogon, Niu Xi-Achyranthes, Shi Gao(Sheng)-Gypsum, Shu Di Huang-Rehmannia, Zhi Mu-Anemarrhena