This is an empirical formula based on Dr. Fung's 60 years of clinical experience.
Some of the conditions that contribute to infertility in men are decreased libido, lack of energy, difficulty in achieving or maintaining an erection, premature ejaculation, and low sperm count, poor sperm motility, among others. In Chinese medicine, the primary organ responsible for maintaining reproduction capabilities is the kidney; it also stores essence, which is the basis for sperm production. Common syndrome patterns that can give rise to infertility include insufficient kidney yang, kidney yin deficiency of Qi and blood, and constrained liver qi which causes blood stasis.
In this formula, the chief herb is kirin ginseng (ji lin shen) which strongly tonifies the basal qi and strengthens the spleen and tonifies the stomach. Yu-iao (yu biao) tonifies the kidney and benefits the essence. Cistanche salsa (rou cong rong) addresses impotence, spermatorrhea, and cold pain of the back. Morinda (ba ji tian) along with psoralea (bu gu zhi) tonify the kidney and Qi. Deer antler sediment (lu jiao shuang) and cynamorium (suo yang) tonify the kidney, with the latter aiding the smooth flow of Qi and blood. Herbs that tonify the blood are rehmannia (shu di huang), tang kuei (dang gui), and gelatinum (e jiao). Cinnamon bark (rou gui) warms the kidney and fortifies the yang. Cardamon (sha ren) promotes the movement of Qi and strengthens the stomach; in addition, it is added to this formula, which is tonifying in order to prevent the herbs from causing stagnation.
Kirin Ginseng root (ji lin shen), Epimedium leaf (yin yang huo), Cistanche salsa herb (rou cong rong), Morinda root (ba ji tian), Astragalus root (huang qi), Deer antler sediment (lu jiao shuang), Dipsacus root (xu duan), Tang Kuei root (dang gui), Psoralea fruit (bu gu zhi), Eucommia bark (du zhong), Cynamorium plant (suo yang), Rehmannia (cooked) root (shu di huang), Cardamon fruit (sha ren), Gelatinum (e jiao), Cinnamon bark (rou gui)
For more than a decade, Health Concerns has been in the forefront of research in herbal medicine, and was the first company to manufacture herbal products in the United States for practitioners. Its founder, Andrew Gaeddert, is an herbalist, lecturer, author of numerous books on herbal medicine, and committed to improving community health. He assisted in the development of clinical trials with HIV patients in 1992, and has been on the protocol team of a study to investigate the effects of Chinese herbs on chronic diarrhea, and an anemia study sponsored by the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine.
Health Concerns formulas are created on the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine and modern biochemistry and developed by experienced practitioners such as Mr. Gaeddert, Dr. Fong, and Misha Cohen. They are targeted to treat specific disorders, and manufactured under strict quality control. All are continually tested to ensure optimum effectiveness, potency, and maximum bioavailability.