Back Support (AC)
Back Support (AC) effectively treats acute pain and inflammation affecting the lower back.
* Acute low back pain (lumbago)
* Back pain from sports or traumatic injuries, sprains and strains, subluxation
* Back pain due to strenuous exercise or repetitive movements (e.g., grocery checkers/packers, warehouse and assembly line workers, and others in similarly demanding occupations)
* Back pain with inflammation, swelling, or redness
* Chronic back pain with acute exacerbation or re-injury
WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
* Analgesic influence to relieve pain
* Anti-inflammatory action to reduce pain and inflammation
* Muscle-relaxant effect to alleviate muscle spasms and cramps
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
* Relieves pain
* Opens channels
* Disperses qi and blood stagnation
Take 3 to 4 capsules, three times daily as needed to relieve pain. The dosage may be increased up to 6 to 8 capsules every four to six hours if necessary, especially in the early stages of injury when there is severe and excruciating pain. When the pain subsides, the dosage can then be decreased to 3 or 4 capsules three times daily. For maximum effectiveness, take the herbs on an empty stomach with two tall glasses of warm water.
Bai Shao (Radix Paeoniae Alba)
Chuan Niu Xi (Radix Cyathulae)
Du Zhong (Cortex Eucommiae)
Ge Gen (Radix Puerariae Lobatae)
Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi)
Huang Jin Gui (Caulis Vanieriae)
Ji Xue Teng (Caulis Spatholobi)
Liu Zhi Huang (Herba Solidaginis)
Mo Gu Xiao (Caulis Hyptis Capitatae)
Mu Gua (Fructus Chaenomelis)
Wei Ling Xian (Radix et Rhizoma Clematidis)
Yan Hu Suo (Rhizoma Corydalis)
Zhi Gan Cao (Radix et Rhizoma Glycyrrhizae Praeparata cum Melle)
Musculoskeletal and connective tissue injuries lead to over 10 million clinic visits per year in the United States. Causes of these injuries may be external (sports injuries, car accidents, trauma), internal (chronic wear and tear of muscles, ligaments and tendons; bones weakened by osteoporosis), or both. Acute injuries are characterized by severe pain, swelling and inflammation, and in some cases, internal bleeding. Treatment of acute injuries should focus on relieving pain, reducing swelling and inflammation, and stopping bleeding. Chronic injuries are characterized by dull pain, stiffness and numbness, and decreased muscle mass and strength. Treatment of chronic injuries includes relief of pain, and restoration of physical and physiological functions.
Back Support (AC) is formulated specifically to relieve acute low back pain caused by sports or traumatic injuries, strenuous exercise, repetitive movements, or accidents. Back Support (AC) contains herbs that regulate qi and blood circulation, remove qi and blood stagnation, and relieve pain.
Yan Hu Suo (Rhizoma Corydalis) activates qi and blood circulation, and is one of the strongest analgesic herbs to relieve pain. Mo Gu Xiao (Caulis Hyptis Capitatae), Liu Zhi Huang (Herba Solidaginis) and Huang Jin Gui (Caulis Vanieriae) are indigenous Taiwanese herbs that have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and are often used to treat the acute pain associated with traumatic injuries or sprains and strains. Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi) warms the channels, facilitates the flow of qi, and relieves painful obstruction. Ge Gen (Radix Puerariae Lobatae) alleviates muscle tightness. Bai Shao (Radix Paeoniae Alba) and Zhi Gan Cao (Radix et Rhizoma Glycyrrhizae Praeparata cum Melle) nourish the muscles and relieve stiffness and pain of the back. Mu Gua (Fructus Chaenomelis), Wei Ling Xian (Radix et Rhizoma Clematidis) and Ji Xue Teng (Caulis Spatholobi) increase qi and blood circulation to relax the muscles and the tendons. Chuan Niu Xi (Radix Cyathulae) invigorates the blood. Du Zhong (Cortex Eucommiae) is not only a channel-guiding herb to direct the actions of the formula to the lumbar region, it also has the effect of tonifying and strengthening the back.