HANGOVER PREVENTER Herbal Medicine
HANGOVER PREVENTER Herbal Medicine
- Delivers Oxygen to Cells
- Strongly Nourishes Fluids
- Optimizes Digestive Function
- Contains Alcohol Digestive Herbs
- Prevents Headaches & Dry Mouth
- Prevents Fluid Loss
ROBERT YOUNGS ACUPUNCTURE'S HERBAL FORMULAS:
We have created modern versions of Classic Chinese Herbal Formulas used effectively to treat disease for hundreds of years. Through scientific research and clinical experience, these herbal formulas have been found to be effective yet gentle with few to no side effects unlike western pharmaceuticals. We welcome questions and are available for herbal consults, or see your local acupuncturist.
"Hangover Preventer" -How It Works:
According to research, drinking an alcoholic beverage causes the body to eliminate 4 times as much water as is taken in. This Herbal formula Prevents Hangovers before they start by Strongly Nourishing Fluids and Moving Blood to deliver fresh oxygen to cells. Contains herbs that Digest Alcohol, Detox the Liver & Gallbladder, Prevent Fluid Loss & Prevent Headaches. It is one of the best hangover prevention items available.
What It Is:
Alcohol is a diuretic which causes the body to eliminate water from cells due to the suppression of the hormone Vasopressin or Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH). Vasopressin normally helps the body reuse water released by the kidneys but when suppressed, the water is eliminated in urine (this is why drinkers have to urinate so often). Headaches then occur from tissue shrinkage as the body borrows water from the brain.
How To Take It:
Herbs are plant based with no side effects, unlike pharmaceuticals. The gentle nature of herbs necessitates larger doses; think of them as healing foods.
*Take a dose before and *a dose after alcohol consumption.
Most effective when used with weekly Acupuncture.Most effective when used with weekly Acupuncture.
Body Weight Daily Total
100-140 lbs *5 Before + *5 After
140-170 lbs *6 Before + *6 After
170-210 lbs *7 Before + *7 After
210-250 lbs *8 Before + *8 After
Over 250 lbs *9 Before + *9 After
Foods for Hangovers: Bananas, eggs, tomato juice, ginger, coconut water, asparagus,chlorella, spirulina, almond butter, bitter greens like chard or kale, honey, asian pears before consuming alcohol, watermelon, black beans, green tea.
Fu Ling, Mu Xiang, Huo Xiang, Bai Zhi, Ge Gen, Huo Po, Yi Yi Ren, Tian Hua Fen, Shen Qu, Bo He, Shi Hu, Chen Pi, Mai Men Dong, Gan Cao
Fu Ling (Poria)
Used since ancient times, Fu Ling, also known as Poria, has commonly been used to nourish and strengthen the spleen and calm the mind. According to traditional Chinese medicine, this sweet and bland herb covers the channels of heart, lungs, spleen and kidneys. For women, spleen and heart imbalances can lead to prolonged periods with little flow or to early and abundant menstruations. Due to its properties, this hangover prevention formula using Fu Ling can invigorate both the spleen and the heart, balancing the blood and Yin functions of the body. It also has an effect on the digestive system and can lower blood sugar. It is also used to treat urinary difficulties, dampness, diarrhea, edema, headache or dizziness.
Research: In a study conducted on mice, investigating the regulatory effects of Fu Ling, show that mice treated with this formula had significantly increased the spleen cell ability to secrete. 
Channel: Heart, Lungs, Spleen
 The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, Vol. 30, No. 4, 551–560
Mu Xiang (Radix Aucklandiae):
Considered to be one of the 50 essential Chinese herbs, Mu Xiang (Radix Aucklandiae) is primarily used to treat Qi stagnation and Spleen and Stomach deficiencies. According to traditional Chinese medicine, when there is a disharmony between the Liver and Spleen, the transformation and transportation functions of the Spleen suffer. As a result, fluids become stagnant and damp-heat begins to accumulate. Mu Xiang helps promote the flow of Qi and Blood and remove fluid stagnation. Furthermore, by moving blood, this warm and acrid herb promotes oxygen delivery to cells. Mu Xiang is also beneficial in helping to detoxify the Liver.
Research: In a study, 8 patients with gallbladder disorder were treated with promising results with a Mu Xiang herb formula. 
Channels: Gallbladder, Large Intestine, Spleen, Stomach
Taste: Acrid, bitter
 Zhong Hua Wai Ke Za Zhi (Chinese Journal of External Medicine), 1958; 1:2
Huo Xiang (Herba Agastache):
A slightly warm and aromatic herb, Huo Xiang (Herba Agastache) is commonly used to treat summer-damp. From a traditional Chinese perspective, when summer-dampness is stagnant in the middle Jiao, the transformation and transportation functions of the Spleen suffer, leading to poor appetite, nausea, vomiting and abdominal fullness. Huo Xiang also does an excellent job at harmonizing the Stomach and relieving nausea and vomiting and headaches, three of the most common hangover symptoms.
Research: Acting on the Stomach meridian, this acrid and aromatic herb helps increase the secretion of gastric acid and promotes digestion.  More than that, Huo Xiang helps the body cool down and eliminates hangover hot flushes.
Channels: Spleen, Stomach, Lung
Temperature: Slightly warm
Taste: Acrid, aromatic
 Zhong l'cw Xue (Chinese Herbology), 1998; 323:324
Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae):
Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae), is commonly used to remove dampness, expel cold and stop pain. This acrid and warm herb goes to the Lung, Spleen and Stomach channels, and is a great way to dispel cold and relieve pain. Its main functions are to treat headache, muscle aches, sinus congestion and to reduce swelling. It is also used as a remedy for prolonged diarrhea caused by excessive damp.
Research: According to one report, patients with occipital headaches were treated with good results with Bai Zhi herb formula. 69 out of 73 patients showed significant improvement after Bai Zhi treatment. 
Channels: Lung, Spleen, Stomach
 Xi11 Yi Xue (New Medicine), 1976; 1:8
Ge Gen (Radix Puerariae):
This sweet, acrid and cool herb enters the Spleen and Stomach channels and it is valued for its heat clearing and unclogging properties. For more than 1.000 years, Ge Gen (Radix Puerariae) has been used to generate body fluids and to clear the meridians. According to Chinese medicine, internal heat can dry body fluids, leading to thirst, dry mouth, increased intake of water and irritability. Due to its properties, Ge Gen can clear away heat and promotes fluid movement, eliminating toxic elements and soothes the effects of alcohol. Ge Gen can also be used to treat and eliminate wind-heat symptoms, such as headaches, stiffness and pain in the neck and shoulders.
Research: In one study, 53 patients with migraine headaches were treated with a Ge Gen herb formula. After 22 days of treatment, the effectiveness rate of the treatment was 83%. 
Channels: Spleen, Stomach
 Zhong Hua Nei Ke Za Zhi (Chinese journal of Internal Medicine), 1977; 6:326
Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis):
Acrid, warm and dispersing in nature, Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis) is an excellent herb to promote movement of Qi and reduce stagnation. It is one of the key herbs to regulate Qi circulation of the Spleen and treat hangover symptoms. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi stagnation leads to damp accumulation in the middle Jiao. As a result, patients suffering from Qi stagnation often experience abdominal fullness, nausea, vomiting and decreased intake of food. Due to its spicy properties, Hou Po has a dispersing quality, helping the body to push out the toxins left behind by alcohol.
Research: Administration of Hou Po herb formula has demonstrated an inhibiting effect on the central nervous system. 
Channels: Lung, Large Intestine, Spleen, Stomach
Taste: Bitter, spicy, aromatic
 Yao Xue Tong Bao (Report of Herbology), 1985; 20(9):522
Yi Yi Ren (Semen Coicis):
Sweet and slightly cold in nature, Yi Yi Ren (Semen Coicis) is commonly used to clear heat and to drain dampness. Similar to Fu Ling, Yi Yi Ren’s properties can induce diuresis, alleviating edema and nourishing the Spleen. It can be used in a herb formula to invigorate the Spleen and to strengthen the Qi. By entering the Spleen channel, Yi Yi Ren harmonizes the meridian and eliminates dampness. As a result, this sweet herb can soothe muscle and tendon pain and is an excellent remedy for muscle spasm. According to Chinese medicine, internal heat can dry body fluids. Due to its cool nature, Yi Yi Ren promotes fluids, nourishes the Spleen and Stomach, dispels pathogenic heat and is good for preventing hangovers.
Channels: Spleen, Stomach, Lung
Taste: Sweet, bland
Tian Hua Fen (Radix Trichosanthis):
Tian Hua Fen (Radix Trichosanthis), also known as the Chinese cucumber, is a well-known herb used to clear heat and generate body fluids. According to traditional Chinese medicine, when internal heat remains untreated, it may create dryness or can damage the Yin. Cold and slightly sweet in nature, Tian Hua Fen is a great remedy for irritability, dry lips, mouth and tongue and thirst. Tian Hua Fen can also clear heat, pushing toxic accumulation out of the body.
Research: According to one study, administration of Tian Hua Fen has been showed to raise blood glucose levels in rabbits. 
Channels: Lung, Stomach
Taste: Bitter, slightly sweet
 Zhong Yao Xue (Chinese Herbology), 1998; 123:125
Shen Qu (Massa Fermentata):
Shen Qu (Massa Fermentata) is a well-known plant in Chinese medicine, mainly used to treat indigestion. Warm in nature, with a sweet and acrid flavor, Shen Qu is an excellent remedy for poor digestion, food stagnation, poor appetite, diarrhea and abdominal fullness. Besides treating indigestion and building appetite, Shen Qu is also a great way to strengthen the Spleen and relieve Liver Qi stagnation. It also aids in the digestion of alcohol, grain & minerals.
Research: In one study, 129 infants with indigestion were treated with a 91.5% rate of effectiveness with a Shen Qu herb formula. 
Channels: Spleen, Stomach
Taste: Sweet, acrid
 Zho11g Hua Er Ke Za Zhi (Chinese journal of Pediatrics), 1960; 3:23 1
Bo He (Herba Menthae):
Also known as Mint Herb, Bo He (Herba Menthae) is one of the most refreshing herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine. Cool, acrid and aromatic, Bo He covers the channels of Lung and Liver and is commonly used to regulate Qi flowing and to treat sore throats, headaches, colds and chest discomforts. In traditional Chinese medicine, alcohol is considered a poison that overwhelms the body, leading to heat accumulation on the Liver. Liver Qi stagnation usually causes irritability, headaches, sensitivity to light and strong odors and muscle tension. Bo He enters the Liver and soothes and relives Qi Stagnation, eliminating hangover symptoms. Bo He is also used to treat damp-heat accumulation in the abdomen characterized by symptoms such abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal disturbances. Due to its cold nature and acrid taste, this herb balances the Qi, helping the body to overcome these symptoms.
Research: In one report, 73 patients suffering from high fever were effectively treated with Bo He formula, 13 of them showing 92.76% signs of recovery within 24 hours of treatment. 
Channels: Lung, Liver
 Zho11g Yi Za Zhi (Journal of Chinese Medicine), 1991; 32(3):52
Shi Hu (Herba Dendrobii):
Shi Hu (Herba Dendrobii) has been used for more than 2.000 years in traditional Chinese medicine, primarily to nourish the Stomach and generate body fluids. This sweet and cool herb reestablishes Stomach Yin balance, eliminating complications such as thirst, dry mouth and throat, irritability and perspiration. Shi Hu also moves blood, promoting oxygen delivery to cells. Besides replenishing the Spleen and Stomach, Shi Hu can also invigorate Kidney essence and protect Liver and Gallbladder.
Research: In one clinical study, patients with atrophic gastritis were treated with herbal formulas with satisfactory results. Out of 136 patients, 87 showed complete recovery, 66 showed improvements, while 3 patients showed no response. 
Channels: Kidney, Stomach
 Shan Xi Zhong Yi (Shanxi Chinese Medicine), 1990; I I (8):344
Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae):
Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae) refers to dried peels of Citrus Reticulata, a plant used commonly used in Chinese medicine for its healing properties. Chen Pi is used to regulate Qi and adjust the Middle Jiao and it’s believed to have effects on the Lung and Spleen meridian. Warm and with an acrid, bitter flavor, Chen Pi circulates the Spleen and Stomach, relieving the severity of nausea and vomiting. Due to its warm properties, Chen Pi warms the Yang in the Middle Jiao and eliminates the accumulation of dampness, abdominal fullness, fatigue and a thick tongue coat.
Research: According to one clinical study, herbal formula containing Chen Pi successfully treated 134 patients suffering from cholelithiasis. 
Channels: Lung, Spleen
Taste: Acrid, Bitter
 Zhong Xi Yi fie He Za Zhi (Journal of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine), 1985; 10:591
Mai Men Dong (Radix Ophiopogonis):
For more than 2.000 years, Mai Men Dong (Radix Ophiopogonis) has been used in traditional Chinese medicine as a Yin tonic. Mai Men Dong enters the Spleen and Stomach channels, nourishing them and generating fluids. From a Chinese perspective, thirst and dry mouth are signs of Stomach Yin deficiency and this cool and slightly bitter taste is believed to nourish the Yin and promote the generation of fluids. Due to its healing effects, Mai Men Dong is commonly used to invigorate Stomach Yin and remove stagnation.
Research: According to one report, Mai Men Dong was effective in treating drug-induced arrhythmia in rats. 
Channels: Spleen, Stomach, Heart
Taste: Sweet, slightly bitter
 Zhong Cao Yao (Chinese Herbal Medicine), 1982; 13(9); 27·32
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae):
Gan Cao (radix Glycyrrhizae), also known as Licorice root, is a highly used herb in Chinese medicine, especially as a harmonizer for other herbs. Although it can be used to treat all 12 channels, its main meridians are the Spleen, Stomach, Lung and Heart. This sweet plant balances the Yin elements in the body and invigorates the Spleen and Stomach, improving the transformation and transportation functions of these channels. Acting on the Heart channel as well, Gan Cao can also be used to treat palpitations and intermittent pulse. Palpitations are a result of Qi and Blood deficiency in the Heart and this sweet, neutral herb is known to harmonize these elements.
Research: According to one study, 241 out of 254 patients with intestinal spasm showed significant improvement after treated with Gan Cao herb formula. 
Channels: Spleen, Stomach, Lung and Heart
 Zhong Hua Nei Ke Zn Ziti (Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine), 1981; 11:704