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Know someone taking Bi Yan Pian?

Get these out of your medicine cabinet.

This is a quick public service announcement unrelated to posture…

If you or someone you know is taking Bi Yan Pian, please read this bulletin from Health Canada about excessive amounts of mercury in this particular brand of pills.

I found out first-hand about the side effects, and they weren’t pretty.

I am absolutely not an expert of herbal medicine and profess to have absolutely no knowledge of how good this brand is or how applicable the pills may be for anyone’s specific situation. That being said, if you are looking for Bi Yan Pian, a blog by Washington D.C. acupuncturist Jeremy Riesenfeld recommends the following brand of Bi Yan Pian instead.

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2 Responses to Know someone taking Bi Yan Pian?

  1. Elene Gusch, DOM November 3, 2015 at 6:53 pm #

    There is no reason to buy “off” brands of Chinese herbs. Mayway is one company that makes an excellent and trusted version of Bi Yan Pian. My family and I, as well as many of my patients, use it frequently for our allergies.

    I have never known of anyone having significant side effects from this very commonly-used formula, and I have been practicing Oriental medicine for over 20 years.


  1. Washington DC Acupuncture - Allergies and Sinus Issues | Transformational Acupuncture - March 30, 2012

    […] herb quality:  if you search the internet for Bi Yan Pian, you may easily run across a site such, warning of high mercury levels in Bi Yan Pian.  This highlights the importance of getting herbs […]

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