Upper Neck and Lower Back Pain
- Chinese Cinnamon is a deciduous plant originating from southern China which is widely cultivated in southern and eastern Asia.
- Chinese Cinnamon is a medium-sized plant which grows to be approximately 10-15 meters tall. Its’ bark is round and dark grey with longitudinal cracks. The inner leaf is crimson red and highly fragrant.
- - Helps dissolve blood clots
- - Dilates blood vessels for better circulation
- Using a knife, scrape and remove the outer shell. Then peel off the inner shell from the stem.
- Alternate placing the herb in shade and under sunlight for approximately 5 days. While drying, pull the ends of both sides together.
- Once the shell is completely dry, tie them together.
- Liqourice Root is a perennial plant with several large roots. Its trunks has trichomes (hair) and its outer shell is maroon/dark brown.
- - Helps to relieve symptoms of fatigue / chronic fatigue
- - Alleviates chronic muscle pain
- - Reduces inflammation
- - Replenishes qi (vital energy)
- The liqourice Root is normally harvested in sprint, autumn, and during the monsoon season
- Remove the roots and petioles, cut into long pieces. Grind and mix using special traditional technique.
- Notopterygim Root is a perennial herb native to China. Its roots and rhizome have long been used for their medicinal properties.
- It is commonly found a long river banks at approximately 1500-4500 meters above sea level. It is an ideal herb for spinal diseases and pain in the upper body and the back of the head.
- - Alleviates pain
- - Removes wind
- - Removes excess humidity
- This herb typically blooms in July and is harvested between August and September. Remove the roots and soil, leave to dry.
White Peony Root
- White Peony is thought to be the oldest and most important remedy in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
- This beloved herb can be found in Central and Eastern Asia, from Tibet to the north of China and all the way to Siberia.
- It has beautiful, large, circular, and fragrant petals. It is known for boosting liver and cardiovascular function.
- - Nourishes blood
- - Reduces perspirationด
- - Alleviates pain and headaches
- - Helps prevent liver fibrosis
- - Helps prevent Anemia
- For medicinal purposes, peony roots are harvested in August through October, after 4 to 5 years of growth.
- The roots are cleaned and washed. The root bark is then easily removed by scraping with a bamboo knife or broken piece of porcelain.
- An alternate simple method is to scrape off the root bark right after harvesting, and then boil the root for 5 to 15 minutes until the interior is soft.
- After either method, the roots are dried in the sun before cutting into slices.
Root of Doubleteeth Pubescent Angelica
- This is a bush-like plant which grows at elevations approximately 1200-2000 meters above sea level.
- - Anti-inflammatory
- - Reduces joint pain
- - Relieves rheumatic pain or pain experienced in cold lower limbs
- This herb is normally harvested in spring after germination.
- Remove the roots and clean off sludge. Bake half, leave to sit for 2-3 days, and then dry out the rest.
Romulus Uncariae Cum Uncis
- This perennial herb grows best in warm, humid climates at elevations approximately 800 meters above sea level.
- - Reduces nausea, dizziness
- - Rebalances your Chi
- This herb is collected in spring and autumn through to winter.
- Remove leaves, cut into segments, and dry in the sun.
- Borneal is from the Dipterocarpaceae family and is an upright plant which grows to be approximately 70 meters.
- Once the resin is sublimated it turns into a clear crystal.
- - Reduces pain and inflammation
- - Reduces bruising
- - Reduces swelling
- Harvested when the resin dries, steam after cooling to crystalize
- Gastrodia Elata is a saprophytic perennial herb in the Orchidaceae family. It is found in China, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Japan, North Korea, Siberia, and Taiwan at elevations of 400-3200 meters.
- - Improves blood circulation
- - Reduce dizziness and nausea
- Based on the different harvesting time, there are two types of gastrodia herbs – Dong Ma (winter) and Chun Ma (spring).
- In general the one dug up in winter when the stem perishes is considered better in medicinal properties than the one dug in spring when they germinate.
- After the herb is dug up remove the smaller roots clean off the soil and wash the outer shell, leave to dry.
- Fructus Arctii is the ripe fruit of a biennial herbaceous plant of the Compositae family.
- - Alleviates pain
- - Removes toxins and wind
- Should be harvested in spring when ripe. Dry out, clean any impurities, then leave to dry again. Grind to a powder.