Parasite infestations can develop acute symptoms or if treated improperly (or not at all) can lead to long-term health issues. The formulas in this section may not be as strong as western medicines for parasites but they generally have less side effects and may even be easier to obtain in parts of the world. General symptoms include lower abdomen pain, abdominal pain, bloating, teeth grinding, vomiting of clear fluids and/or weight loss. These formulas should generally be taken on an empty stomach to improve their activity. The formulas are generally used for short-term treatment and the dosage must be correct to not under-treat or over-treat the person. Generally speaking these formulas should be avoided entirely if someone is pregnant, elderly and/or very weak.
Generally used with roundworms - abdominal pain, irritability, stifled chest w/heat, vomiting after eating, cold hands and/or feet. Roundworms may be observed in vomit.
Also has a broader application in chronic diarrhea, IBS, or other digestive disorders characterized by both heat and cold. Symptoms may be chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain (often that is better w/heat).
With parasites the tongue and pulse are less critical, with chronic conditions the Tongue may be red with a white coating.