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The Back by Dr. Kang Formulas is used as a supplement to a balanced diet when treating back pain. This formula helps strengthen the body's immune resistance, relieves pain, relieves muscle spasms, promotes circulation and relieves inflammation.

TCM Indications: Back pain with Kidney deficiency marked by Cold and pain in the loins and knees, limited movement, soreness with weakness or numbness of joints, preference for warmth and aversion to cold.

The Western perspective on back pain most often occurs at the lumbar, lumbosacral or sacroiliac regions of the back. It may also be accompanied by pain radiating to the legs along the sciatic nerve distribution. The view is that acute back pain with sudden onset is due to traumatic or overuse injury. Chronic back pain is more likely due to structural inadequacy or intervertebral disc abnormality. Sciatica has been associated in more than half of reported cases to be a result of outlet syndrome wherein the lateral rotator muscles of the hip joint impinge on the sciatic nerve as it emerges from the sciatic foramen.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine back pain arises from an attack by Wind accompanied by Cold and/or Damp stagnation in the muscles and fascia which in turn leads to blocked Channels. This scenario then causes muscle spasm as well as dysfunction of Qi and Blood movement. Kidney deficiency can also lead to back pain and makes it easier for the above conditions to occur. So the internal and external pathogenic causes can potentiate each other to bring about back pain.

Potency: 8:1, 750 mg tabs

Chinese Symptomology: Cold and pain in the loins and knees, limited movement, soreness with weakness or numbness of joints, preference for warmth and aversion to cold.

Western Symptomology: Back pain, Sciatica

Pattern: Back pain with Kidney deficiency

Tongue: Pale tongue and white fur

Pulse: Deep and weak pulse

Ingredients: Du Zhong, Eucommia ulmoides Cortex Dang Gui, Angelica sinensis Radix Bu Gu Zhi, Psoralea coryfolia Fructus, var. of Cullen corylifolium Xu Duan, Dpsacus asper Radix Tian Qi, Panax pseudoginseng Wall var. notoginseng Radix Chuan Niu Xi, Cyathuyla officinalis Radix Du Huo, Angelica pubescens Radix Mo Yao, Myrrh, Commiphora myrrha Resin Gan Cao and Glyc yrrhizae uralensis Radix.

Suggested Use: Take 2 to 3 tablets 3 times per day in the morning, noon and evening or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing or taking prescription medication.

Keep out of reach of children.


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