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Date: June 06, 2005 09:43 AM
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Subject: Lower Back Support, Neck and Shoulder Support - Herbal Back Support Formulas

The search for healthy back support is one of the more common quests as we enter the 21st century. Drastic changes in our processed foods diet, an increasingly toxic environment and unhealthy work regimens are probably at the core. If one is at all active, the need for optimum back support becomes an important issue in everyday life – especially as we age, and spend increasing time at computer terminals with lack of exercise. Now ancient Chinese wisdom may help offset the ravages of physical and environmental stress on our backs. Combining modern convenience with herbal tradition, Planetary Formulas has made two classic back support formulas: LOWER BACK SUPPORTTMand NECK AND SHOULDERS SUPPORTTM.

Centuries of Use

In Chinese herbalism, herbs are used to support general back health. Ancient formulas have long supported specific back areas by focusing on the liver, kidneys and specific muscles. According to traditional Chinese texts, the kidneys are stated to “rule the bones,” while the liver is said to “govern the tendons.” The botanicals used in the lower back formula are traditionally used to support the kidneys and liver, and are said to “strengthen the sinews and bones...and benefit the joints,” while herbs for the neck and shoulders are also said to support muscle relaxation.

LOWER BACK SUPPORTTM

Planetary Formulas LOWER BACK SUPPORT is based on one of the most highly regarded tonifiers of China, known as Rehmannia Six (Liu Wei Di Huang Wan). It was originally created by herbalists to tonify and strengthen the kidneys. LOWER BACK SUPPORT further utilizes achyranthes as its primary herb. Though almost unknown in the West, it has been in wide use in Chinese herbal formulas since 206 B.C. Achyranthes has been blended with another common, though again little known herb, eucommia. Together, these two uniquely beneficial tonifiers are combined with rehmannia, dioscorea, poria cocos, alisma and moutan peony, the primary herbs of the famous original Chinese tonifier, Rehmannia Six.

NECK AND SHOULDERS SUPPORT TM

The primary herb in Planetary Formulas NECK AND SHOULDERS SUPPORT is kudzu, Pueraria lobata, also first written about in 206 B.C. This unique botanical has recently been popularized by today’s macrobiotics proponents, and continues to be included in China’s official pharmacopoeia. NECK AND SHOULDERS SUPPORT combines kudzu with specific botanicals from traditional Chinese herbalism used to release neck and shoulder tension, including ligusticum, notopterygium, turmeric extract, dong quai extract, peony alba, clematis, astragalus, cinnamon and millettiae.

Combining Tradition in Easy-To-Take Tablets

Like other Planetary Formulas products, LOWER BACK SUPPORT and NECK AND SHOULDERS SUPPORT unite time-tested herbal traditions with modern science. Each Planetary Formula is exclusively developed by licensed acupuncturist and clinical herbalist Michael Tierra, L.Ac., O.M.D. A clinician since 1972, Michael Tierra is an internationally recognized authority on herbs and best-selling author of herbal books, including The Way of Herbs and Planetary Herbology.

Ancient Herbal Wisdom

The scholarly blending of classical herbalism with modern pharmacology is a hallmark of Planetary Formulas. LOWER BACK SUPPORT and NECK AND SHOULDERS SUPPORT formulas further extend its line of botanical products to bring you modern herbal wisdom based on clinical experience.

References:
Bensky, D. Gamble, A. 1986. Chinese Herbal Medicine. Materia Medica. Eastland Press. Seattle.

  • Developed exclusively for Planetary Formulas by world renowned herbalist, acupuncturist, and author Michael Tierra, L.Ac., O.M.D., who has more than 30 years of clinical experience.


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