ChinaMed Neck and Shoulder Formula 78c
This is an empirical formula that has been developed to address arthritis in the upper body, specifically in the shoulders, neck, elbow and hands. It is based on the formula Juan Bi Tang (Formula to treat Bi syndrome) from ‘Yang’s Family Prescriptions’ (yang shi jia zang fang), by Yang Tan, 1178. The original formula has been enhanced with the addition of Pueraria root (ge gen) and Morus twig (sang zhi), which focus the formula’s action on the upper body.
It should be noted that this formula is suitable for Cold type conditions with underlying deficiency of the Qi and Blood and should not be used in patients with signs of Heat (e.g. red joints that are hot to the touch, fever, red tongue, rapid pulse).
Each capsule contains:
- 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 hydrogenated fats (i.e. trans-fats).
- Not suitable for arthritic and rheumatic conditions due to Heat.
- 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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