Back Support (HD) is an excellent formula to treat herniated disk, prolapsed disk, or slipped disk. It is most effective for acute injuries that are mild to moderate in severity.
* Back pain due to herniated disk
* Herniated disk, lumbar radiculopathy, prolapsed or bulging disk, or slipped disk with possible severe back pain which may worsen with coughing, straining or laughing, tingling or numbness in the legs or feet, muscle spasm or weakness
* Pain originating from the spinal cord and radiating down the legs
WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
* Analgesic effect to relieve pain
* Anti-inflammatory effect to reduce swelling and inflammation
* Spasmolytic effect to relax muscles
* Chondroprotective effect to protect the cartilages
* Osteogenic effect to promote generation of bones
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
* Activates blood circulation and eliminates blood stasis
* Reduces swelling and inflammation
* Strengthens soft tissues and relieves pain
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, reduce the dosage 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)
Che Qian Zi (Semen Plantaginis)
Chuan Niu Xi (Radix Cyathulae)
Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Chuanxiong)
Dan Shen (Radix et Rhizoma Salviae Miltiorrhizae)
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Du Zhong (Cortex Eucommiae)
E Zhu (Rhizoma Curcumae)
Gan Cao (Radix et Rhizoma Glycyrrhizae)
Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi)
San Leng (Rhizoma Sparganii)
Shen Jin Cao (Herba Lycopodii)
Yan Hu Suo (Rhizoma Corydalis)
Yi Yi Ren (Semen Coicis)
Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis)
Herniated disk, also known as slipped, prolapsed or ruptured disk, refers to the damaged disks that cushion the spine. A herniated disk may be caused by acute injuries to, or chronic wear and tear of, the spine. When the disk becomes herniated and presses on a nerve, it can cause pain, swelling, numbness, weakness, and loss of physical functions served by the nerve. Optimal treatment should include use of herbs and acupuncture to relieve pain and swelling, and utilization of physical medicine (tui-na, adjustment, surgery) to correct the underlying problem.
Back Support (HD) is designed to treat herniated disk. It contains herbs to activate blood circulation and eliminate blood stasis, reduce swelling and inflammation, strengthen soft tissue and relieve pain. It is most effective for acute injuries that are mild to moderate in severity.
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis), Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Chuanxiong) and Dan Shen (Radix et Rhizoma Salviae Miltiorrhizae) tonify blood and activate blood circulation. Yan Hu Suo (Rhizoma Corydalis), San Leng (Rhizoma Sparganii) and E Zhu (Rhizoma Curcumae) are among the strongest pain-relieving herbs that also eliminate blood stasis. Bai Shao (Radix Paeoniae Alba) and Gan Cao (Radix et Rhizoma Glycyrrhizae) nourish yin to relieve muscle spasms and cramps. They also nourish Liver yin and benefit soft tissues. Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis), Che Qian Zi (Semen Plantaginis), and Yi Yi Ren (Semen Coicis) drain water accumulation to reduce swelling and inflammation associated with herniated disk. Shen Jin Cao (Herba Lycopodii) and Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi) open the channels and collaterals to unblock obstructions, especially of the extremities to treat radiating pain and/or numbness. Du Zhong (Cortex Eucommiae) and Chuan Niu Xi (Radix Cyathulae) are channel-guiding herbs that direct to the back and strengthen soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. They also tonify the Kidney, dominate the marrow and directly benefit the bones and disks.