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In Chinese Medicine intercostal neuralgia can be treated by one herbs that we have on record. Here is the list below.
Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat intercostal neuralgia as can be seen on Jiaogulan's page.
Its main actions are: Clears Heat and detoxifies. Relieves cough, moistens the Lungs and eliminates Phlegm. Nourishes the Heart and soothes the nerves. Tonifies Qi and promotes Essence.