The Best Chinese Herbal Supplements to cure low back pain

by health and nutrition advice journalist

Low back pain is one of the most frequent complaints during a physician office visits, yet the mechanisms of causation for low back pain remain highly elusive. According to several studies, the exact cause of low back pain cannot be ascertained in over 90% of the cases from a Western medicine point of view. There are various diagnoses such as low back muscle strain / sprain, herniated disc, slipped disc, ruptured disc, spinal stenosis, idiopathic etiology, etc. However, regardless of the diagnosis, given the right non-invasive treatment to remove the stressors to the body, the body is able to heal itself, correct the anatomic abnormalities and remove the pain signal.

On the other hand, from the Traditional Chinese Medicine viewpoint, any interruption of the flow of Qi, either due to congestion or deficiency will lead to pain. The low back is considered to be the exterior shell of the kidney and any impairment of the kidney is reflected in this shell composed of muscles, tendons ligaments, bones, blood vessels and nerves. All of these anatomical structures are supplied by a few important energy channels, which are the kidney, urinary bladder, liver and gallbladder meridians.

Any injuries to the anatomical components of the low back will activate the meridians traveling through them. Conversely, disturbed flow in any these meridians will bring about the pain symptoms, perceived by the patient as rising out of these anatomical structures in the low back area.

When people say that they are doing all the right stretching and core strengthening exercises but still have low back pain that comes and goes and does not get better, it implies that the cause of their low back pain is something deeper. There is an underlying problem in the internal organs such as the liver / gallbladder and kidney system.

According to Chinese Medicine principles, the liver / gallbladder system purifies the blood and governs the muscle, tendon and bone health. When liver/gallbladder qi is weak from chronic stress and poor nutrition, it does not do a good job of purifying the blood and blood tends to clot up in the injured area causing blood stasis. When blood is stagnant in the low back area, the muscle tissues will become starving of oxygen and nutrients and the nerves will get irritated causing pain signals and muscle spasms in that area. The liver / gallbladder system also governs the health of muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones and any injury to the musculoskeletal system that lasts longer than 2 weeks implies that the liver / gallbladder system is dysfunctional and is not doing a proper job of repairing the injured muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones.

The kidneys are located in the low back area and store one’s life essence. An overall depletion of the kidney Qi will reduce the flow of Qi along such energy channels, resulting in qi stagnation. When people are exposed to chronic stress, lack of sleep and overexhaustion, the kidney essence tends to get depleted. The kidneys are the major organs that filter the blood everyday and excrete the unnecessary wastes and toxins from the body. If the kidney essence is diminished due to the above stressors, then the kidney function becomes impaired and does not do a great job in filtering out the wastes and toxins. Thus, the waste by-products of metabolism such as lactic acid and ammonia tend to build up in the blood. This will cause people to have further chronic fatigue and chronic low backache that does not go away unless the kidney essence is restored.

A period of mental stress without any physical injury to the low back can impede the flow of the kidney    Qi in the low back causing low back pain. Other serious medical conditions can also chronically deplete the kidney Qi leading to a nagging low backache. Under these circumstances, the exact cause of the low back pain cannot be easily isolated using the diagnostic criteria based on Western medicine. Since the kidney system is the main supplier of the body’s vital energy, any kind of stress and strain, whether acutely or chronically imposed on this system, will lead to low back pain.

There are Chinese herbal supplements to tonify the liver/Gallbladder and kidneys. Taking these Chinese herbal supplements for at least one month will strengthen those organs, allow them to function properly and eventually lead to elimination of the low back pain. By treating the underlying problem, you can naturally eliminate the peripheral problem which are the pain symptoms.

Unlike pharmaceuticals, Chinese herbal supplements do not cause side effects to the body given they are taken in the proper dosage. Whereas pharmaceuticals merely mask the symptoms temporarily so the patient will need to take the drug again and again to not feel the pain, Chinese herbal supplements eliminate the underlying cause of the pain and don’t need to be taken indefinitely. When the symptoms disappear and the patient feels better with no pain and more energy, they can stop taking the Chinese herbal supplement because the underlying problem has been solved.

The Chinese herbal supplement that is great for strengthening the liver is Xue Fu Zhu Yu Wan (Stasis in the Mansion of Blood Teapills). This herbal supplement has the following 11 herb components:

To heal your low back pain by strengthening the liver / gallbladder system today, click the below button.  Each bottle contains 200 teapills.  The recommended dosage is 8 teapills in the morning, 8 teapills at noon, 8 teapills in the evening for at least a month (3bottles). 

  1. Tao ren (Semen Persicae): Seed of Prunus persica Batsch (peach)

Anti-blood stasis, moisturizes and lubricates the intestines.

2. Hong hua (Flos Carthami): Dry flower of carthamus tinctorius L.

Enlivens blood, opens channels, Disperses blood stasis and acts as an analgesic.

3. Dang gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis): Dry root of angelica sinensis

Tonifies and mobilizes blood and treats traumatic injuries.

4. Sheng di huang (Radix Rehmanniae): Dry roots of rehmannia gluglutinosa Libosch.

Used for trauma, pain relief, exhaustion syndrome. Busts blood clots, disperses food accumulation, increases stamina, cools and generates blood.

5. Huai niu xi (Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae): Dry root of achyranthis bidentatae.

Breaks up blood clots, opens up channels, disintegrates lumps and tumor growths, facilitates joint health, guides blood downwards, tonifies liver and kidney, strengthens low back and knees.

6. Zhi ke (Aurantium): bitter orange.

Improves blood circulation to heart and brain.

7. Chi shao (Red Peony):

Anti-blood stasis, calms the nerves and reduces muscle spasms.

8. Chuan xiong (Rhizoma Chuanxiong): Dry root of ligusticum chuanxiong hort.

Mobilizes qi and blood, relieves pain and fends off wind.

9. Jie geng (Radix Platycodi): Root of platycodi

Elevates the lung qi, inhibits the formation of phlegm and expels gas.

10. Chai hu (Radix Bupleuri): Dry root of bupleurum chinense DC.

Relaxes liver, elevates the liver Yang.

11. Gan cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae): Dry root and root stem of glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch

Enhances qi, disperses heat and harmonizes multiple herbs.

The Chinese herbal supplement that is excellent for strengthening the kidney qi is Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (Six Flavor Teapills). This herbal supplement has the following herb 6 components:

To heal your low back pain by strengthening the kidney system today, click the below button.  Each bottle contains 200 teapills.  The recommended dosage is 8 teapills in the morning, 8 teapills at noon, 8 teapills in the evening for at least a month (3bottles). 
  1. Shu di huang (Radix Rehmanniae): Dry roots of rehmannia gluglutinosa Libosch

Tonifies blood and kidney yin.

2. Shan yao (Rhizoma Dioscoreae): Dry root stem of dioscorea opposite Thunb

Enhances qi, tonifies yin, tonifies the spleen, lung, kidney. Re-enforces the essence. Enhances muscle growth and development due to central tonification.

3. Shan zhu yu (Fructus Corni): The dry fruit of cornus officialis sieb

Tonifies liver and kidney preventing collapse. Used for painful conditions caused by coldness and wetness.

4. Mu dan pi (Cortex Moutan): Dry skin of a shrub called paeonia suffructicosa

Clears heat from the blood and is an anti-blood stasis agent. Effective in treating painful conditions due to trauma.

5. Fu ling (Poria): Dry fungus

Facilitates water excretion and removes wetness and phlegm from the body.

6. Ze xie (Rhizoma Alismatis): Dry bulb stem of alisma orientalis

Normalizes the bladder, facilitates urination and disperses edema and wet heat.

For chronic low back pain that lasts for more than 4weeks, it is recommended to take both the Xue Fu Zhu Yu Wan (Stasis in the Mansion of Blood Teapills) and Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (Six Flavor Teapills) for at least a month. Each bottle contains 200 teapills.  The recommended dosage is 8 teapills in the morning, 8 teapills at noon, 8 teapills in the evening for at least a month (3bottles)

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