In Traditional Chinese Medicine this specific herbal formulation is believed to support the body in fighting the effects of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms such as stiffness, pain and fingers or toes changing shape.
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For adults, as a dietary supplement, take 10 pills after a meal with warm water twice daily. If taking other medications or supplements, allow at least 2 hours before or after using this product.
In Western Medicine
In Western Medicine, there are more than 100 types of arthritis which include psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout. The common symptoms of arthritis are pain and a limited range of motion of the joints as well as inflammation, stiffness, tenderness, swelling, redness and warmth of the joints.
In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
From a TCM perspective, POS (Painful Obstruction Syndrome) is pain, swelling, soreness, stiffness of joints, tendons and muscles invaded by exterior pathogens such as Wind, Cold, Dampness, and Heat. It is also due to an already weak constitution(Liver/Kidney deficiency) which allows the pathogens to penetrate.
Different individuals may experience different symptoms, including:
- Pain of the joints, tendons and muscles before or during raining season
- Stiffness in the morning
- Fingers or toes changing shape
- Pain can be in the neck, shoulders, back, hands, arms, fingers and may not stay in the same area
- Tiredness and dizziness
- Fatigue and poor appetite
Diet & Prevention
Drink plenty of water to encourage the excretion of toxins. It is best to avoid eating preserved food, animal organs, sour foods such as vinegar, oranges, grapefruit, gooseberries, pickles, and yoghurt, bean products, fermented food, chocolate and/or food that is high in salt. No smoking or drinking alcohol and coffee.