Feline asthma is a disease of the lungs affecting somewhere between 1%-5% of all cats.
What is Feline Asthma?
Feline asthma occurs when cats inhale allergens.
When an asthma-prone cat inhales an allergen, it’s body creates antibodies targeting that particular allergen.
Then, when the cat is re-exposed to the same particular allergen, the antibodies react, bringing immune cells into the airways.
In turn, the immune response produces substances that promote inflammation.
Inflammation results in swelling, irritation, and constriction of the airways.
The end result is decreased airway diameter and excess mucus accumulation, which limits air movement and creates difficult breathing.
How is Feline Asthma Diagnosed?
Of course, only a veterinarian can diagnose feline asthma.
Most veterinarians diagnose using one or more of the following:
- Your cat’s health history
- Imaging studies
- Cytology of your cat’s airway secretions
- Blood testing
- Allergy testing
Western Treatments for Feline Asthma
Most veterinarians treat cat asthma with:
- Corticosteroids to reduce lung inflammation
- Bronchodilators to dilate airways
Some cats respond to corticosteroids alone.
However, bronchodilators don’t treat the inflammation associated with asthma and are usually not used alone.
How Su Zi Jiang Qi Herbal Formula Helps Feline Asthma
Some vets recommend pharmaceuticals to help control feline asthma.
Often, though, veterinarians and pet parents prefer to try something natural first.
Herbs provide a gentle, tonic alternative for many cats.
Most herbs don’t have side effects.
Su Zi Jiang Qi: Western Philosophy
- Chest Pain
- Collapsed Trachea
- Excessive salivation
- Shortness of breath
Su Zi Jiang Qi: Eastern Philosophy
Eastern medicine treats a disease’s root cause(s) rather than symptoms.
Accordingly, TCVM veterinarians evaluate feline asthma differently than Western veterinarians.
TCVM vets look for signs of imbalance.
Su Zi Jiang Qi helps cats with the following TCVM signs:
- A pale, wet tongue
- A deep, weak or fast pulse
- Qi Stagnation and Excess Damp in the Upper Jiao and Qi/Yang Deficiency in the Lower Jiao
How Su Zi Jiang Qi Works
Su Zi Jiang Qi is a TCVM blend of 10 different Eastern herbs.
The herbs perform synergistically, balancing systems and meridians in the body.
Su Zi Jiang Qi addresses the underlying causes leading to feline asthma.
The underlying cause of any disease is always an imbalance somewhere in the body.
Su Zi Jiang Qi alleviates your cat’s imbalances while treating the symptoms of feline asthma.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Su Zi Jiang Qi works by:
- Transform phlegm to stop cough
- Strengthen Kidney Yang to relieve asthma
- Descend Qi from the Upper Jiao to the Lower Jiao
The main ingredients in Su Zi Jiang Qi are:
- Ban Xia dries up dampness and transforms phlegm
- Da Zao tonifies Qi and harmonizes
- Dang Gui nourishes and activates Blood
- Gan Cao tonifies Qi and harmonizes
- Gan Jiang warms Kidney and dispels cold
- Hou Po transforms phlegm and stops asthma
- Qian Hu transforms phlegm moves qi
- Rou Gui warms Kidney and dispels cold
- Zi Su Ye dispels Wind-cold and soothes Lung Qi
- Zi Su Zi descends Qi to stop asthma and stop cough
Dr. Huisheng Xie, the founder of the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL, created Jing Tang’s Su Zi Jiang Qi specifically for animals.
Su Zi Jiang Qi comes from Chen Shi Wen’s Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era, written in 1080.
Su Zi Jiang Qi works best when combined with plenty of water, Eastern Food Therapy, and case-appropriate exercise.
Note: Information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute the advice provided by your own veterinarian.