A powerful herbal formula that strengthens and heals the spine and lower back, useful in the treatment of bulging/herniated discs, sciatica, lumbar osteoarthritis, and back soreness/pain.
The Lumbar Support Formula is an updated version of the famous back-ailment formula Angelica Pubescens and Taxilla Decoction (Duhuo Jisheng Tang) from the 7th century canonical classic, Formulas Worth a Thousand Gold by Sun Simiao.
This classic formula is widely and effectively used in Chinese medicine for the treatment of herniated disc, sciatica and arthritis. A study from 2001(1) found it to be over 90% effective in the treatment of herniated disc and 80% effective in treating sciatica.
A 2011 animal study on this formula also found it significantly reduced cartilage degradation of osteoarthritis, concluding the formula “exerts significant therapeutic effect on (osteoarthritis).”
The Lumbar Support Formula contains a similar formula architecture to Angelica Pubescens and Taxilla Decoction, while improving upon it with several powerful modifications. Notably, this formula adds Gouji (not related to goji berry) or Golden Chicken Fern, an herb used extensively in the treatment of back-related ailments. The national authority in orthopedic diseases, Jiao Shude, made prominent use of Gouji in his treatment of lumbar osteoarthritis and other back-related ailments and included the herb in his Bushen Zhiwang Tang series of formulas used to treat sciatica, herniations and other spine and back related issues.
The highly acclaimed physician, Wu Xiongzhi also views Gouji as a critical medicinal in the treatment of spine-related illnesses, prominently featuring the herb in his Jiawei Gegen Tang formula for ankylosing spondylitis.
Another important addition is Kadsura or Hei Laohu (Chinese for “black tiger”). Kadsura is a potent herb prized by the Tujia people of Southern China, an ethnic group well known for their vast herbal knowledge, for its efficacy in treating arthritis and other spine conditions. Recent studies(2) have shown it has powerful anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects which help explain its efficacy in the treatment of sciatica, lumbar osteoarthritis, and more.
Vegan and gluten-free. Made in USA.
Instructions: Take 4 tablets 2x a day.
1) Jiang Daquan. Modified Duhuo Jisheng Decoction in the treatment of 152 cases of lumbar disc herniation, Zhejiang Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2001,36(6):250. Zhao Jianmin, Zhao Zhanhong, Chen Hongmei. Curative effect observation of 286 cases of sciatica treated with acupoint catgut embedding and modified Duhuo Jisheng Decoction, Hebei Traditional Chinese Medicine. 2003
2) J.S. Liu, Y.D. Qi, H.W. Lai, J. Zhang, X.G. Jia, H.T. Liu, et al. Genus Kadsura, a good source with considerable characteristic chemical constituents and potential bioactivities. Phytomedicine, 21 (2014), pp. 1092-1097