CHINAHERB - Relieve Bi - 60 Tablets

R 212.12

Vendor: CHINAHERB SKU: 988607041

独活寄生汤 / Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang

Treats the following symptoms:

Relieve Bi is from the earliest clinical encyclopedia of traditional Chinese medicine “Thousand-Golden-Prescriptions” written by Sun Simiao of Tang Dynasty in 652 AD. Many practitioners in the later generations evaluated the Relieve Bi, the focus is on removing Wind, Cold and Dampness, supplemented with nourishing the Liver, Kidney, and Qi and Blood. Its composition is considered to “eliminate Evil without hurting the Zheng Qi, support the Zheng Qi without remaining Evil”. It is used to treat chronic Bi Syndrome, manifested as pain and weakness in the back and knees, Stiffness of joint muscles, numbness of limbs, pain aggravated by cold, pale tongue, white coating and weak pulse.

It is commonly used in the treatment of chronic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic sciatica, chronic lumbar muscle strain, bone hyperplasia, which belong to Wind-Cold and Damp Bi and chronic fatigue, caused by Qi Deficiency and Damp Phlegm.




Typical symptoms:

chronic pain, fatigue, fever, joint pain, loss of energy

Disease description:

Arthritis is an inflammatory joint disease that can lead to damage to the joint surfaces. Besides bacteria, other infections in the body, a hereditary predisposition, as well as autoimmune processes can play a central role in the development of the disease. The inflammatory processes cause not only pain but also swelling of the joint, overheating and reddening of the skin in the area and joint effusion. In the beginning, symptoms show maybe morning stiffness, fatigue, exhaustion, fever, loss of appetite. In acute arthritis, the joint inflammation occurs very suddenly, while chronic arthritis is a protracted joint disease. Over time, there may be progressive destruction of the joint, which limits mobility and can lead to and joint deformation.

Explanation according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine:

Arthritis belongs to Bi Syndrome in Chinese medicine, which is caused by Qi and Blood obstruction in Meridian. The causes of Meridian obstruction are Wind, Cold, Dampness or Heat Evil.

Possible syndromes causing these problems:

Wind, Cold and Damp Invasion with Deficiency (often seen in older people)

When Wind, Cold and Damp invade individuals with Liver, Kidney, Qi and Blood Deficiency, there might be chronic pain, stiffness and a feeling of cold in the lower back, knees, joints, difficult movement, soreness, numbness.

Better for warmth, worse with damp cold.

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Damp-Heat (often seen in younger people)

Wind, Cold and Damp pathogens can turn into Heat in the Interior and give rise to Heat Bi, especially when there is underlying Yin Deficiency. The patient experience acute severe pain, limited movement, heat in the joints (which feel hot to the touch), red, swollen joints.

Worse with red meat or drinking alcohol.

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Kidney Qi Deficiency (often seen in older patients)

Deficiency of Kidney Qi and Essence fails to nourish the lumbar area, causing chronic pain and stiffness, sore, weak lower back and knees. Bursitis around joints (Knee, shoulder, ligaments).

Better for pressure.
Formula to use: Zhuang Yao Pian

A weak body cant fight cold attacks, leading to severe pain:
Combine with Formula: Relieve Bi

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