Herbal Formula for Sciatica Pain
Sciatica causes pain, burning sensation, numbness, or tingling radiating from the lower back and upper buttock down the back of the thigh to the back of the leg. Severe sciatica can make walking difficult if not impossible. Sometimes the symptoms of sciatica are aggravated by walking or bending at the waist and relieved by lying down.
This herbal formula dispels wind dampness, tonifies, and relieves pain. This is a must for your patient if they are suffering from sciatica, it will help to speed the recovery time.
Description of herbal formula according to traditional herbal medicine:
Radix Angelicae Pubescentis: Relieves acute and chronic aches and pain of the muscles and tendons. Clinically it treats low back pain, and sciatica. Dispels wind and dampness to relieve pain.
Cortex Eucommiae: Strengthens bones and sinews that can cause back pain due to kidney deficiency. Anti-inflammatory effect. Deficient blood and essence of the kidney and liver often result in weakness and soreness of the lower back pain down the leg. Cortex Eucommiae nourishes the liver to benefit the tendons and sinews and tonifies the kidneys to strengthen the lower back.
Herba Siegesbeckiae: Treats muscles spasm, muscles weakness, numbness, and pain in the legs by dispelling dampness and opening channels and collaterals. Anti-inflammatory to reduce leg pain.
Radicis Angelicae Sinesis: Invigorates blood circulation and relieves pain. Very effective in reliving low back and leg pain.
Cortex Cinnamomi: Dispels cold, relieves pain, opens channels and vessels to relieve low back pain and open the channels and collaterals to unblock obstructions, especially of the extremities to treat radiating pain and numbness.
Radix Saposhnikoviae: Dispels wind, cold, and dampness and relieves pain in the lower back and legs.
Radix Cyathulae: Treats lower back and knee soreness, weakness and pain that radiates down the leg. Tonifies the liver and kidney.
Radix Glycyrrhizae: Relieves pain in the musculoskeletal and smooth muscles. Radix Glycyrrhizae has excellent properties to relieve pain and cramps of smooth or skeletal muscles by tonifying the spleen and replenishing qi.
Radix Paeoniae Alba: Treats pain in the lower back legs. Nourishes yin to relieve muscles spasms and cramps. It also nourishes liver yin and benefits soft tissues.
Rhizoma Sparganii: Activates qi circulation and relieves pain by Breaking up blood stasis, disperses qi to relieve pain in the lower back and legs.
Rhizome Corydalis: A strong pain-relieving herb that also eliminates blood stasis.
Semen Coicis: Strengthens the spleen and resolves dampness to relieve pain from the muscles. It is best for tightness and spasms of the tendons restricting flexibility. It is also very effective for joint, muscles and tendon pain.
Green Tea: Harmonizes formula.
Recommended to drink 2-4 cups daily. As sciatica is relieved, reduce amount and continue daily for 1-2 months to strengthen lower back.
This formula is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose the above conditions. The information given is strictly according to traditional herbal medicine and should be used and prescribed as an herbal supplement.