Body Sore is a TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) herbal blend that helps with back pain in dogs, cats, and horses.
The Western Medical indications for this herbal blend are back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and soft tissue injuries. The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications are channel blockage, Qi stagnation, Blood stagnation, a pulse that is fast, and a tongue that is purple.
At our clinic, pets often receive an Eastern exam (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in combination with the standard veterinary exam. Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy is very different than our standard Western medical philosophy. Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on balance and finding the cause of the problem rather than simply masking symptoms with prescription medicines. Through Eastern examination techniques, we can choose herbal blends that will both treat symptoms and at the same time correct the imbalances in your pet’s body that are causing the symptoms. This herbal blend is only one of the many TCM herbal blends available for our doctors to choose from based on the results of the Eastern exam.
Body Sore Herbal Formula is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve the symptoms of soft tissue injuries, back pain, and musculoskeletal pain while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. The Chinese principles of treatment for this herbal blend are to invigorate the Qi/Blood, resolve stagnation, and relieve pain.
The main ingredients in the Body Sore herbal formula are:
- Bu Gu Zhi (Psoralea) to strengthen bone and tonify Yang
- Chi Shao (Paeonia) to relieve pain and cool Blood
- Chuan Niu Xi (Cyathula) to strengthen bones and limbs
- Chuan Xiong (Ligusticum) to relieve pain and activate Blood
- Dang Gui (Angelica) to activate Blood, resolve stagnation, and relieve pain
- Du Huo (Angelica) to relieve pain and eliminate Wind-Damp
- Du Zhong (Eucommia) to strengthen back and tonify Yang
- Hong Hua (Carthamus) to break down Blood stasis and relive the pain
- Ji Xue Teng (Millettia) to nourish blood
- Mo Yao (Myrrh) to move Blood and relieve pain
- Qiang Huo (Notopterygium) to relieve pain and activate Blood
- Ru Xiang (Olibanum) to move Blood and relieve pain
- Tao Ren (Persica) to break down Blood stasis and relieve pain
- Tu Si Zi (Cuscuta) to nourish Kidney and Liver
- Yan Hu Suo (Corydalis) to move Qi/ Blood, resolve stagnation and relieve pain
- Yin Yang Huo (Epimedium) to tonify Kidney Yang and Yin
This herbal blend is derived from the ancient Chinese herbal formula Shen Tong Zhu Yu Tang from Yi Lin Gai Cuo, which was written in 1830 by Wang Qing-Ren.
Our clients have seen wonderful improvements in the health conditions of their pets using herbal blends to take care of a variety of health issues. Please contact our clinic at any time if you have questions about herbal remedies!
Source: Dr. Xie’s Jing Tang Herbal
Written by: Becki Baumgartner