O T O L I T H . T A B L E T S

General Activities
calms wind, opens orifices, cleans toxin, removes phlegm-damp accumulation

Sample Indications for Use
convulsion, spasms, dizziness, tinnitus, brain tumour, sinus infection, hyperthyroidism, post-stroke syndrome

To Personalise, Add
Gastrodia 9 for spasms and pain
Chih Ko & Curcuma for brain tumours
Uncaria6, Chrysanthemum 9 or Clerodendron 6 for hypertension
Platycodon 14 or Trichosanthes Tablets for recalcitrant sinusitis
Prunella 8 for hyperthyroidism with fast heart rate
Acorus Tablets or Lapis 16 for epilepsy
Arisaema 10, Morus Fruit Tablets, or Gentiana 12 for dizziness or tinnitus

This formula is intended for a course of therapy lasting 1-3 months.

Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are powdered and combined with extract of prunella, then formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 and 250 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
Otolith Tablets is based on the formulas used in modern clinical practice in China for treating spasms, convulsions, and other manifestations of internal wind when there is a phlegm-damp accumulation affecting the brain. Fish otolith is a stony material found in the head of certain fish that is believed to direct herb therapies to the region of the brain and help treat masses (eg brain tumours) and excess phlegm (eg sinus drainage). The formula contains herbs for calming yang agitation and internal wind, such as prunella, haliotis, uncaria, earthworm, silkworm, and the small gecko (pi hu; different than gejie, the large gecko used as a tonic). Acorus, arisaema, and plantago remove phlegm-damp accumulations. The formula is directed to the treatment of liver yang agitation causing dampness to rise and congest in the head. Manifestations of the accumulation could include thyroid mass, oral swellings, sinus congestion, glaucoma, tinnitus, brain swelling, cystic acne, or lipomas. Some of the herbs treat accompanying spasms or agitation, as may occur in cases of hyperthyroidism, brain tumour, and post-stroke syndrome. However, it can be used for infection or inflammation (as occurs with sinusitis, cystic acne, or oral swellings) because it has antitioxin herbs to accompany those that treat the underlying syndrome. For example, pi-hu is used for treating scrofula and subcutaneous nodes, earthworm is used for treating sore throat (swollen throat, usually due to infection), prunella is used for scrofula, carbuncle, and infected wounds. For soft swellings beneath the skin, see Scrophularia 12.


Ingredients
English
Otolith, Arisaema, Plantago seed, Haliotis, Uncaria, Red Peony, Acorus, Prunella (ext), Pi hu, Earthworm, Silkworm
Pin Yin
yunaoshi, dannanxing, cheqianzi, shijueming, gouteng, chishao, shichangpu, xiakucao, bihu, dilong, jiangcan