About Acanthopanax 10
Acanthopanax 10 is an herbal formula that is also referred to as Wu Jia Jian Pian and is used to help support normal muscle and joint function. Acanthopanax 10 is designed to alleviate the pain that is caused by inflammation or repeated injury of the tendons. Part of its role is to help strengthen the tendons and promote bone health, which is why it can also be effective when treating arthralgia. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Acanthopanax 10 is also used to (1) nourish the kidney and liver, (2) combat kidney kidney-essence deficiency, and (3) fight liver blood deficiency.
How Acanthopanax 10 Works
The primary target of Acanthopanax 10 is to help those with tendon weakness and repeated injuries of the joints that could come from laxness of the tendons. From the Chinese viewpoint, tendon weakness is considered a congenital disorder. The root cause of this condition is a deficiency of kidney jing (Essence) and liver blood insufficiency. This is because the liver and tendons are closely related to one another, with the latter being an extension of the first. According to TCM, kidney deficiency leads to congenital disorders, while the kidney jing is a liver blood contributor. Typical manifestations of kidney yang deficiency are lower back pain, cold feet, lower limb arthralgia, gout, sciatica, and Achilles tendonitis.
When the tendons are lax, the joints may get hurt. If this happens continuously over a long period of time, the joints may suffer minor, yet painful, injuries, which can lead to postural issues as well. Acanthopanax 10 is one of the few Chinese herbs that has been found to help strengthen not only the muscles and tendons but also the bones. Several other herbs with similar attributes are also incorporated in the Acanthopanax 10 formula, such as Pine node, Chaenomeles, Achyranthes, Eucommia, and Dipsacus. These ingredients also comprised the Cibotium Formula, a derivative of which is Acanthopanax 10. All the compounds combined help individuals facing problems such as fatigue, numbness, painful joints, stiffness, and limited movement. A list of health qualities related to each ingredient in the Acanthopanax 10 formula is provided in the following section.
Acanthopanax 10 ingredients
Wu Jia Pi (Acanthopanax) – Acanthopanax has warm properties and is tied to the Kidney and Liver meridians. It is used to dispel dampness and wind, strengthen the bones and tendons, and treat conditions such as pain and weakness in the lower back and knees, arthritis in the limbs, and rheumatic pain. The herb also contains various acids, oils, and vitamins A and B, which also help support the normal muscle and bone function.
Du Zhong (Eucommia) – Eucomnia is an herb that Traditional Chinese Medicine uses to treat renal dysfunction and even diabetic neuropathy. It can help with hypertension (high blood pressure) and offer relief of osteoarthritis. It also shows promising results in the prevention of diabetic complications while also helping reduce insulin resistance, lower blood sugar levels, and fight obesity.
Niu Xi (Achyranthes) – It is taken as a tonifier to clear damp-heat in the lower Jiao, remove toxicity, support spleen function, boost the immune system, and promote healthy joint function. In TCM, it is widely used to activate blood and unblock collaterals. It is often prescribed for the treatment of coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular diseases (i.e., cerebral thrombosis), osteoproliferation, arthritis, and gynecological disorders, including postpartum illness.
Xu Duan (Dipsacus) – The roots of this herb are used for their remarkable properties. Xu Duan helps stimulate the nervous system, supports the urinary system, aids the liver function, and benefits the skeletal system.
Gu Sui Bu (Drynaria) – In TCM, Gu Sui Bu (meaning “mender of shattered bones” in Chinese) is regarded as one of the most essential herbs that can help heal injured ligaments and damaged bones. It has warm properties and is related to the Liver and Kidney meridians. Drynaria can also help treat bleeding gums, tinnitus, toothaches, and alopecia (when applied topically, it stimulates hair growth).
Sang Ji Sheng (Loranthus) – It contributes to the increase of lifespan and it is also used to lower blood pressure, cure hepatitis, suppress tumor growth, promote microcirculation, prevent thrombosis, inhibit platelet aggregation, reduce myocardial oxygen consumption, enhance cardiac contractility, improve coronary circulation, increase coronary blood flow, and treat an abnormal heart rhythm.
Song Jie (Pine Node) – A herb with potent anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities and warm properties. It is related to the Liver meridian and contributes to the relief of pain caused by injuries (external) and arthritis-caused ache. It also dries dampness and dispels wind while improving blood circulation as well.
Mu Gua (Chaenomeles) – It can harmonize the stomach, relax the tendons and muscles, calm the liver, and eliminate dampness. It is used to cure or prevent a variety of health conditions, such as dysentery, rheumatism, and more.
Gui Ban (Tortoise Shell) – It has sedative, tonic, and antipyretic attributes. Gui Ban can boost the immune function and enhance the number of leukocytes. It also improves hypoxia tolerance, increases coronary blood flow, retards coagulation, and helps restore yin deficiency.
Zhi Gan Cao (Licorice) – Among many others, licorice harmonizes the stomach, tonifies the spleen, restores pulse, and nourishes Qi.
- Always consult your physician or healthcare practitioner before using any supplement, including Acanthopanax 10.
- Do Not take if you are lactating, pregnant, or in cases of spermatorrhea, excessive menstruation, or spleen deficiency.
- NOT to be used with Bai Qian.
- Consult your doctor for the recommended dose.
About the manufacturer
Seven Forests is a brand of herbal formulas developed by ITM in 1986. The Seven Forests formulas are only available to licensed healthcare practitioners with in-depth knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine who follow similar treatment protocols. The company aspires to restore or preserve the harmony and balance in the body with the help of Mother Nature. To date, the Seven Forests line has more than 130 products that come in convenient tablet form. Some of their best-rated formulas are allergy-preventing Zhu Dan Tablets, immune-supporting Ilex 15 and Astragalus, and mood-lifting and anxiety-fighting Salvia Amber.Prop65: California Proposition 65. WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.