If you are here, it is because you are prescribed and provided with a herbal tincture that are made by Akari.
Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine is known for its complex and harmonious way to combine multiple herbs to treat the person and their conditions(s). It is very rare to use a single herb.
When several herbs are put together at a certain ratio, it is called "formula", and it brings more than simple addition of each herb's functions. This means, looking up functions of each herb might not help one understand what and how "formula" treats the conditions. This might be confusing to some, but they work so well and have been helping unwell for thousands of years.
Some formulas are prepared in a tincture form which has great advantage for patients who need to take it for a long term as it is generally cheaper than raw herbs, preserves well, no binding agents or fillers, and it is easy to take.
Your tincture bottle might have more than one formulas mixed in one bottle when you have wider range of symptoms, which is very common for Akari's patients.
Occasionally, additional ingredients might be added to your tincture to make it more customized for your condition(s). In this case, additional label is placed on the tincture bottle to indicate what's been added to your tincture.
Your tincture information is also shared via your booking portal (Janeapp).
To view your prescription, follow the steps below:
1. Sign-in to your Janeapp portal
- Danforth location; AkariYokokawa.Janeapp.com
- APPC at University/Dundas: AdvancedPelvic.Janeapp.com
2. Click "documents" tab
3. Scroll down and find the shared file that contains your prescription.
Now, below is the ingredient list and product information of Akari's tincture.
For all formula tincture, herbs are soaked in corn based distilled alcohol.
The final alcohol concentration of the tincture is 30-40% (60-80 proof), roughly equal to or slightly weaker than the strength of vodka or brandy.
It is NOT recommended to take a strong (non-diluted) tincture, as it is harsh on your mucus membrane in your mouth. Add it to the glass of water and drink.
If you are concerned about alcohol, you may mix tincture in a hot water which allows the alcohol to evaporate a little (but not completely). If you are NOT allowed to have any alcohol at all for any physical reasons and Akari was informed about that during the intake, you must have been prescribed with decoction, granules (soluble powders), or pre-made pills instead. This should have discussed at your intake, but if you forgot to inform Akari or a new concern has arisen, stop taking the tincture and notify Akari as soon as possible so that you can continue your herbal treatment with an alcohol free option.
Tincture Ingredient List
Wu Ling San (WLS)
Gui Zhi Fu Ling Tang (GZFLT)
Dang Gui Shao Yao San (DGSYS)
Fu Ling Yin (FLY)
Da Chai Hu Tang (DCHT)
Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang (CHJLGMLT)
Da Cheng Qi Tang (DCQT)
Chai Hu Gui Zhi Gan Jiang Tang (CHGZGJT)
Wen Jing Tang (WJT)
Jiao Ai Tang (JAT)
Ban Xia Hou Po Tang (BXHPT)
Mai Ya Shan Zha (MYSZ)