R E C O N C I L I N G . T A B L E T S

General Activities
clear heat, clean toxin, vitalise blood, nourish kidney and liver

Sample Indications for Use
active phase of autoimmune disorders, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis

To Personalise, Add
Chiang Huo 13 for rheumatoid arthritis
Gecko A for multiple sclerosis with yang deficiency
Salvia Shou Wu for systemic lupus
Kochia 13 for psoriasis
Restorative Tablets or Tortoise Shell Tablets for chronic yin deficiency
Anemarrhena Tablets for flare-up with redness

This formula is intended for several days or weeks use during the inflammatory stage of autoimmune disorders; follow up with Remission Pills or Restorative Tablets

Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are powdered and extracts of ching-hao and chin chiu are added; the mixture is formed into 750 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 and 250 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
Reconciling Tablets (formerly, Lithospermum 15) was produced as the result of study of traditional Chinese approaches to treating autoimmune disorders, especially those that cause inflammation, such as lupus. Although there are several strategies that have been applied, the main trends are to nourish the kidney and liver in order to stabilise the immune system, vitalise blood to reduce accumulation of immune cells, and clear heat to reduce inflammation and avert tissue damage. This formula contains the kidney/liver tonics cistanche, rehmannia, ligustrum, epimedium, and achyranthes; the blood vitalising component is salvia and red peony, with achyranthes contributing to that function; and the heat clearing component is chin-chiu, ching-hao, lonicera stem, moutan, and anemarrhena. Several of the herbs, particularly chin-chiu and ching-hao have been shown to regulate immune functions in autoimmune diseases; they enhance the suppressor T-cell functions and inhibit antibody excess. Rehmannia, anemarrhena, and licorice allow steroids (whether produced by the body or added as a drug therapy) to persist longer in the bloodstream, and, thereby, have a more sustained effect. Reconciling Tablets can usually serve as a base formula for various autoimmune diseases, with an adjunct therapy added to treat the specific manifestation of the disease. For autoimmune disorders that have a quiescent (remission) phase interrupted by inflammatory phase, Reconciling Tablets can be used during the flare-ups, with other formulas, such as Remission Pills (for regulating internal disharmony) or Restorative Tablets (for tonifying liver/kidney deficiency), used the rest of the time.

Chin chiu, Ching hao, Salvia, Red peony, Rehmannia, Codonopsis, Lonicera stem, Cistanche, Epimedium, Ligustrum, Anemarrhena, Moutan, Achyranthes, Licorice
Pin Yin
qinjiao, qinghao, danshen, chishao, dihuang, dangshen, rendongteng, roucongrong, yinyanghuo, nuzhenzi, zhimu, mudanpi, niuxi, gancao