This month we are featuring two anti-aging formulas, what I call The Two Amigas: Astra Essence and Flavonex. These formulas work synergistically and are highly anti-inflammatory and provide significant vitality support. They are very safe to use and in my opinion -having been using them for a long while myself and many of my patients — they are very effective in supporting health and maintaining high energy. They are available at the Qi Store.
These two formulas can actually also support health in specific conditions and can be safely taken by people who are also taking chemical medicines. For example the classical formula comprised in Astra Essence (Zuo Gui Wan-You Gui Yin) falls under the modicum of a restorative herbal formula. In Chinese medicine it has the therapeutic effect of fortifying the kidneys, heart, Chi and blood. As a result, this formula has broad therapeutic actions and while it is an excellent overall tonic to take preventively without sickness, it can also help and assist conventional therapies for people who need strengthening of the immune system due to degenerative conditions; those who are going through chemo and/or radiation; those who suffer from vertigo, poor memory, deterioration of brain function, hearing loss and dizziness; as well as those who experience infertility or impotence. This formula may reduce frequent urination and hair loss, and has been shown to be effective in balancing blood sugar.
Flavonex on the other hand has the therapeutic action of revamping and promoting blood circulation; and thus, oxygenation of tissues. This formulas is based on Flavones that have been shown to be effective in cardiovascular degeneration. Because it dilates peripheral and coronary blood vessels it strengthens microcirculatory mechanisms. In Chinese medicine this classical formula fortifies the Jing and astringes it. The Jing in Chinese medicine is the deepest level of Chi or energetics in the human body.
This formula is used for prevention of cardio-vascular disease and to promote cerebral circulation. It can be useful in peripheral neuropathy, arthritis, poor mental function and other inflammatory disorders like colitis. Because of its effects on blood circulation and vessels, it is useful in impotence and erectile dysfunction. The main caution of this formula is for individuals taking blood thinners, as this formula may further have such effect on the blood. While it may be used in these situations cautiously, such individuals should consult this matter with their health care provider.
I highly recommend these Two Amigas combination for prevention of illness and improvement of energy, vitality and circulation.