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Western physiology, urine is considered to be a fluid and dissolved
substance excreted by the kidneys. This fluid contains a lot of important
health information. When a sample of urine is taken to the laboratory
for analysis, we can get a good picture of the functioning of the
body. For example, by measuring urine volume, concentration of creatinine,
urea and proteins, we understand how well the kidneys are functioning.
By measuring the pH, sodium, potassium, calcium, we also have a general
idea about our body's fluid, electrolyte and acid- base balance.
In Chinese medicine,
a more holistic interpretation of urine is used. Urine is not only
an excretory fluid. Its volume, frequency, color and the feeling
during urination additionally reflects how healthy our yin yang
balance is (i.e. the degree of hotness and coldness present in our
body). An excess of heat or cold on our bodies can cause serious
health problems and this is reflected in the urine. For example,
if there is too much heat in the body, the urine will appear dark
yellow and be urinated for a short amount of time. In more severe
heat situations, individuals may experience painful urination. When
there is too much coldness present in the body, the urine appears
colorless with frequent, long and clear urinations. In some situations,
individuals may also experience nighttime urination.
is not uncommon to occasionally have periods with frequent, long,
clear and white (close to colorless) urine in our daily life experiences,
particularly when we drink a lot of water or when the weather is cold.
But usually after a short period of time, the frequency, quantity
and color of the urine will go back to normal. However, if frequent,
long, clear and white (close to colorless) urination persists for
a considerable period of time in the absence of the above environmental
factors, we should consider whether we have too much internal coldness
present in our bodies. In Chinese medicine, this situation is usually
caused by a certain degree of kidney yang deficiency or kidney qi
yang is considered to be the "life fire" in the body. It
is the foundation of yang qi for all other organs. Kidney yang provides
energy, power and warmth for all the body's physiological activities
and functions. In addition, it empowers the various qi transformations
in the body. One of them is the qi transformation of fluids.
Urine is formed
by the qi transformation from body fluids powered by the kidney
yang. The normal outflow of urine requires a healthy balance of
kidney yang energy. In healthy and normal situations, kidney qi,
which is supported and promoted by kidney yang, regulates the optimal
outflow of urine. This is referred to as "control of the opening
and closing of the gate." The gate requires kidney qi to open
it, allowing the optimal amount of urine to be discharged when there
is an urination urge. Conversely, the gate also needs kidney qi
to ¡§consolidate¡¨ and keep the gate closed
when there is no urination urge. Inadequate gate opening or closing
will lead to health problems.
example, when a slight degree of kidney yang deficiency is present,
it results in a kidney qi deficiency. This means there will be inadequate
kidney qi consolidation at the gate and urinary frequency will arise.
At night, yang qi in the environment is weaker than during the daytime
so individuals with insufficient kidney yang qi will be further weakened.
This is why some individuals experience frequent nighttime urination.
Most cases are due to an inadequate consolidation of kidney qi at
As you can see,
kidney yang and kidney qi play a very important role in maintaining
urinary health. Therefore, it is a good idea to maintain healthy
kidney yang qi energy in order to support normal urination when
you notice there is a presentation of internal "cold"
in your urine.
Meaning of Urinary Health - Kidney Health
Chinese medicine, urinary health is not just limited to our understanding
of the urinary system. It encompasses the TCM theory of kidney health.
In Chinese medicine the kidneys are thought to be the roots of our
primordial life. Like Western medicine urination is ruled by the kidneys.
This function is summarized in TCM as the "kidneys rule water."
Not surprisingly, healthy urination has a particularly close connection
with kidney health.
kidney organs belong to the water element according to the Five Elements
Theory. Just as the ocean water nourishes the development of early
living organisms in the evolutionary history, the kidneys possess
life nourishing properties and were interpreted by old TCM practitioners
as the organs that "rule growth, development and reproduction".
In fact, our whole aging cycle is
by the growth and decline of kidney qi. Therefore, an abundance of
kidney qi is necessary to maintain a healthy aging process. If kidney
qi becomes deficient too early, our body will experience premature
aging and decline in other organ functions. In order to lead a natural
and healthy life, maintenance of kidney harmony is important and that
is why the kidneys are regarded as the "foundation of our primordial
kidneys store kidney essence, which TCM believes is an essential fundamental
substance for promoting life activities in the body. This essence
is also the substance responsible for growth, development and reproduction.
The essence is comprised of the functions of both kidney yang and
kidney yin. Kidney yang is mainly responsible for promoting the warming,
exercising, exciting and qi transformation functions, while kidney
yin is mainly responsible for promoting nourishing, calming, forming,
yang and heat inhibiting functions. In fact, kidney yang is so important
that it is known as the "root of yang qi"in the body as
kidney yin is known as the "root of yin qi" in the body.
If kidney disharmony happens, the functions of all other organs will
be affected. Therefore, supporting normal kidney function plays a
fundamental role in the health maintenance strategies of Traditional
It is wise to
preserve our kidney essence through a healthy living style. Maintaining
a simple, balanced and nutritious diet, feeling tranquility, peace
and contentment in our hearts and getting adequate rest and sleep
are examples of a healthy life style. It is normal that our essence
is consumed with aging, but, if external factors such as an unhealthy
lifestyle accelerate the consumption of kidney essence, we should
resume a healthy kidney harmony as soon as possible before illness
and disease result.
kidney yang qi energy. Guard against body disharmony.
is a herbal formula that focuses on maintaining healthy kidney and
urinary functions by supporting kidney yang and consolidating kidney
essence. By consolidating the kidney essence and supporting kidney
yang, the kidneys are able to "rule the water" and thus
maintain urinary health. In this way, our kidneys will have adequate
yang energy to support the yang energy of all other body organs, which
can help prevent other health disharmonies arising due to a kidney
yang or kidney qi deficiency.
is Most Suitable to Take This Product?
who experience nighttime urination with clear, white, long and frequent
urination episodes accompanied by a kidney yang or kidney qi deficiency
are most suitable to take this formula.
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order to benefit from Equiguard®, it is important for individuals
to make sure this supplement fits with their own yin yang balance.
Kidney yang should be supported in a gradual manner since health disharmonies
can occur if the rate is too fast.
uses Epimedium as the monarch herb and main ingredient in its
formula. Unlike other yang supporting herbs, its mild warm nature,
coupled with its pungent and sweet taste, enables kidney yang to
be supported in a moderate and gentle way. This herb also helps
support strong tendons and bones. Both Morinda root and Malaytea
Scurfpea fruit invigorate and strengthen kidney yang. Malaytea Scurfpea
fruit also consolidates kidney essence and reduces excessive urination.
Herbs such as
Cherokee rose fruit, Chinese Raspberry fruit and dodder seed are
chosen for their ability to consolidate kidney essence. By consolidating
kidney essence a sufficient source is maintained for the production
of kidney yang qi, which is vital for supporting the energy of physiological
functions in the body.
to kidney essence consolidation, both Cherokee rose fruit and Chinese
raspberry fruit are astringent in taste, which make them good for
reducing excessive urination.
fruit invigorates both liver and kidney yin. Since yin and yang
generate each other, addition of Glossy Privet fruit can assist
with production of kidney yang. Chinese magnoliavine fruit astringes
the lungs and nourishes the kidneys, and therefore, helps consolidate
kidney essence. Astragalus root can support qi, which also helps
to replenish yang qi in the body.
are combined in such a way to maintain kidney yang harmony. Healthy
kidney function allows for a smoother aging process and optimal
of fever and any other inflammatory conditions, painful urination,
burning sensation in the genital organs, scant urine, deep yellow
urine, turbid (cloudy) urine or for appearances of a deep red tongue
color or a yellow coating on the tongue, this product is not recommended
until these conditions are resolved.
Do not take
this product if you are on diuretic medications or have constipation.
This product has not been evaluated in persons who have high blood
pressure or who are pregnant.
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