Shoulder arthritis according to Chinese Medicine

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Five herbal formulas that might help with shoulder arthritis

Da Huang Fu Zi Tang

Source date: 220 AD

Number of ingredients: 3 herbs

Key actions: Warms the Interior. Disperses Cold. Unblocks the bowels. Alleviates pain.

Why might Da Huang Fu Zi Tang help with shoulder arthritis?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern '/tcm-education-center/patterns/exterior_cold_invading_the_interior' of which periarthritis of the shoulder is a symptom.

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Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang

Source date: 650 AD

Number of ingredients: 15 herbs

Key actions: Anti-rheumatic, clears Wind, Cold and Damp Stagnation. Strengthens the function of the Liver and Kidney. Tonifies Qi and Blood.

Why might Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang help with shoulder arthritis?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern '/tcm-education-center/patterns/painful_obstruction_with_liver_and_kidney_deficiency' of which periarthritis of the shoulder is a symptom.

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Fu Zi Tang

Source date: 220 AD

Number of ingredients: 5 herbs

Key actions: Warms the Meridians. Assists the Yang. Dispels Cold. Transforms Dampness.

Why might Fu Zi Tang help with shoulder arthritis?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern '/tcm-education-center/patterns/yang_deficiency_with_cold-damp' of which periarthritis of the shoulder is a symptom.

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Gui Zhi Shao Yao Zhi Mu Tang

Source date: 220 AD

Number of ingredients: 9 herbs

Key actions: Clears Heat and inflammations. Unblocks the flow of Yang Qi and promotes movement (in areas with painful obstruction). Clears Wind and Damp. Relieves pain.

Why might Gui Zhi Shao Yao Zhi Mu Tang help with shoulder arthritis?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern '/tcm-education-center/patterns/painful_obstruction_with_wind-cold-damp' of which periarthritis of the shoulder is a symptom.

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Ge Gen Tang

Source date: 220 AD

Number of ingredients: 7 herbs

Key actions: Releases the Exterior and muscle layer. Forms Body Fluids.

Why might Ge Gen Tang help with shoulder arthritis?

Ge Gen Tang has sometimes been used by TCM professionals to alleviate the symptoms of periarthritis of the shoulder

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Acupuncture points used for shoulder arthritis