Chinese Herbs Pain Relief

Chinese herbs pain relief herbs are very safe and effective at relieving all types of acute or chronic pain. The Chinese Herbal Materia Medica includes a vast amount of herbal pain relief substances that relieve both the sensation of pain as well as treating the underlying root cause of the pain or discomfort. Chinese herbs for pain relief providing quick and lasting herbal pain relief.

Pain sensations may be due to several different causes and therefore having the correct differential diagnosis will tell us which herbs to select to get the strongest herbal pain relief formula for your particular condition.

According to Chinese herbal pain relief theory, the main pathogenic factors that can lead to pain are generally the following:

  • Qi Stagnation
  • Blood Stagnation
  • Phlegm Stagnation
  • Damp Stagnation
  • Cold Stagnation
  • Yin or Yang Deficiency
  • Fire

Most people tend to have a combination of 2 or maybe even 3 of the above pathogenic factors with one being the primary factor causing the pain.

Qi and Blood Stagnation

Just about all pain is said to be due to Qi or Blood stagnation. These Chinese terms translate into "blockage". The natural flow of blood, energy, lymph or nerves is being impinged by some factor. Just getting the Qi and Blood to return to proper flow is one of the main ways to stop pain with Chinese Herbal Pain relief therapy. This is similar to the effects of aspirin which are used to help promote blood circulation for the care of heart disease, but is also good at relieving pain

Herbs that promote the flow of Qi and Blood to relieve pain include:

  • Yan Hu Suo..................Corydalis yanhusuo
  • Chuan Xiong................Ligisticum chuanxiong
  • San Qi........................Panax notoginseng
  • Xiang Fu.....................Rhizoma Cyperus rotunda
  • Chen Pi......................Pericarpium Citrus reticulata

Curcumin (Turmeric extract)

Curcumin 97

This standardized herbal extract of Curcuma longa nutritionally supports the body’s innate ability to regulate inflammation at the cellular level where it originates. It contains 97% curcuminoids, which inhibits both platelet aggregation and neutrophil responses to various stimuli.

Curcuma longa provides safe, nutritional support for the regulation of the inflammatory response at the cellular level.

Each Veggie Capsule Contains:

Curcuma longa (turmeric)extract

(standardized to contain 97% curcuminoids) 250 mg.

1-2 vegetarian capsules three times per day, between meals.

Having used this Curcumin product in my private practice I can tell you that this stuff works. Any kind of joint pain, inflammation, tendonitis pain will get results with this Pure Encapsulations brand of Curcumin. I use Pure Encapsulations because they use standardized methods to guarantee potency and effectiveness and they are one of the only companies that do not put any binders or fillers in their products like magnesium stearate which can actually block the absorption of the nutrients in the intestines.

In Chinese herbal medicine, Turmeric is considered a Blood invigorating herb which is specifically for shoulder joint pain. It's Chinese name is "Jiang Huang" which translates to "Shoulder Yellow" meaning the yellow herb which is good for the shoulder. Turmeric and Curcumin is also good for detoxifying the Liver and kills cancer cells on contact. In Ayurvedic medicine, Turmeric is considered a very holy herb which helps promote digestion, detoxification, and cleanses the blood. Because of its anti-inflammatory nature it can also be used to help with colds and fever by gargling a combination of turmeric powder and warm water. For an even stronger effect, try opening up a capsule of extra potent Curcumin extract, and adding that to warm water to gargle in the back of your throat. This is very good good for laryngitis, strep throat, and any other sore throat due to a bacteria or virus.