ChinaMed Joint Support Formula 78c

ChinaMed Joint Support Formula 78c
  • ChinaMed Joint Support Formula 78c
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This formula was first recorded in 'Prescriptions Worth a Thousand Gold Pieces for Emergencies' (bei ji qian jin yao fang), by Sun Si-miao (end 7th Century), a 30 volume work that, together with an additional 30 volume supplementary work, is a compilation of medical knowledge to that date. The original formula was designed to treat chronic painful obstruction (bi) syndromes, in which the health Qi (zheng qi) has become deficient. Although meant to treat lower body, it has been shown in clinical studies to be equally effective for chronic arthritic and rheumatic disorders of the upper limbs and neck. The key features are: chronic condition, cold (joints are not red, nor hot to the touch), muscular weakness, wasting and possibly also flaccidity. The long term effect of retained Wind-Cold-Damp pathogens is to deplete the Qi and Blood as well as the Kidney and Liver Qi. This sets up a vicious cycle in which the pathogens can flourish while the weakened body constitution is less able to expel them and repair the damage. Therefore a balanced mixture of both dispersing and tonifying ingredients is required for the treatment of such conditions. Thus, this formula contains two groups of ingredients: Herbs that dispel Wind-Cold-Damp pathogens to relieve pain, swelling and inflammation of the joints, e.g. Angelica root (du huo), Gentiana root (qin jiao). Several groups of tonifying herbs to nourish the Blood and tonify the Liver and Kidney to strengthen the bones, tendons and muscles, e.g. Loranthus stem (sang ji sheng), Eucommia stem bark (du zhong), Rehmannia root (gan di huang), Angelica root (dang gui). Black Pearl approximate equivalent DU HUO JI SHENG TANG (Du Huo & Loranthus BP009)
Dispels Wind-Cold-Damp to relieve pain Tonifies the Qi and nourishes the Blood Tonifies the Liver and Kidney
3 - 4 capsules, 2 - 3 times daily In severe cases and in the early stages of treatment (first 2 - 4 weeks) the dosage may be increased by 50%. Course of treatment: 3 - 6 months, or ongoing (e.g. elderly patients). Safe to use long term
Ingredients per capsule Corydalis turtschaninovii, rhizome 166.7 mg Loranthus parasiticus, stem 166.7 mg Angelica pubescens, root 133.4 mg Gentiana macrophylla, root 133.4 mg Eucommia ulmoides, stem bark 133.4 mg Achyranthes bidentata, root 133.4 mg Wolfiporia cocos, hyphae (hoelen, tuckahoe, Indian bread) 133.4 mg Angelica polymorpha, root 133.4 mg Paeonia veitchii, root 133.4 mg Rehmannia glutinosa, root (Chinese foxglove root) 133.4 mg Ligusticum striatum, root 99.9 mg Saposhnikovia divaricata, root,(ledebouriella root, siler) 99.9 mg Cynanchum stauntonii, root 99.9 mg Cinnamomum cassia, stem bark 99.9 mg
Avoid foods that may aggravate arthritis (e.g. sugar, caffeine, citrus, salt, red meat, dairy products, additives, soft drinks, white flour, nightshades, white potatoes, tobacco). Avoid saturated & 'hydrogenated' fats. Caution for those on anti-coagulant medications (i.e. Heparin, warfarin or aspirin). Contains Glycyrrhiza, which potentiates prednisone and corticosteroids by prolonging steroid biological half-life; caution in patients with hypertension.


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