* Pain: acute or chronic
* Pain: dull, sharp, stabbing, numbing, burning, and fixed, moving or radiating
* Pain of skeletal and smooth muscles
WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
* Potent analgesic effect to relieve pain
* Strong anti-inflammatory effect to reduce swelling and inflammation
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
* Invigorates blood circulation
* Relieves pain
When taken alone, the recommended dosage is 3 to 4 capsules three times daily as needed to relieve pain. For severe pain, dosage can be increased to 7 to 8 capsules every four to six hours as needed to relieve pain. As an adjunct with other formulas to relieve pain, the recommended dose is 2 to 3 capsules in addition to the regular dose of the base formula. Take the herbs on an empty stomach with two tall glasses of warm water. This formula should be discontinued when the desired effects are achieved.
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Mo Yao (Myrrha)
Ru Xiang (Gummi Olibanum)
Sheng Ma (Rhizoma Cimicifugae)
Yan Hu Suo (Rhizoma Corydalis)
Pain is the most common reason for physician consultation in the United States. Pain is the unpleasant feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli, such as burning a finger or stepping on a sharp object. Acute pain is a beneficial and necessary warning signal for survival – it alerts the individual to withdraw from harmful situations, to protect a damaged body part while it heals, and to avoid similar experiences in the future. Chronic pain, however, may persist after the stimulus has been removed or after the body has been healed. In these cases, chronic pain can significantly interfere with a person's quality of life and general functioning, causing complications such as anxiety, stress, depression, anger, fatigue, sleep disturbance, immune suppression, and many others. Because chronic pain affects the body and the mind, effective treatment requires treatment of psychological and physical aspects of the condition.
“Where there is pain, there is stagnation. When stagnation is cleared, so will the pain.” For practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine, this is one of the most important fundamental principles for treatment of pain. Herbal ANG is designed as an adjunct formula to relieve severe pain. It can be used alone, or with other formulas for pain in the body.
Yan Hu Suo (Rhizoma Corydalis) is the strongest and the most effective herb in the entire Chinese herbal pharmacopoeia to relieve pain. It enters both xue (blood) and qi (energy) levels to effectively invigorate blood circulation, regulate qi and relieve pain in the chest, abdomen, and limbs. It is effective to relieve pain of the visceral organs and the musculoskeletal system. To enhance the analgesic effect of Yan Hu Suo (Rhizoma Corydalis), Ru Xiang (Gummi Olibanum) and Mo Yao (Myrrha) are added to Herbal ANG. This pair of herbs is often used together synergistically to relieve a wide range of pain that may be caused by qi or blood stagnation, trauma or arthritic syndrome. Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) tonifies and moves blood. Finally, Sheng Ma (Rhizoma Cimicifugae) is used as a channel-guiding herb. It moves upwards and outwards and has a dispersing nature, which helps break up stagnation and relieve pain.