daily activities, arthritis, or trauma to an area such as, falls,fractures, sprains,or dislocation also can
cause musculoskeletal pain. Other causes of pain include postural strain, repetitive movements,
overuse, and prolonged immobilization. In Chinese medicine we break this down a little more based on
temperature. Pain that is brought on or worsened by cold tends to be sharp, and stabbing possibly in a
fixed location and sometimes you can even feel coldness in the joints. This pain is relieved by heat such
as a warming liniment, sunshine, or a heating pad. Usually, cold type individuals have a pale complexion.
Chinese herbs can be very helpful in this situation. When looking for a modern day formula to: expel wind, cold and damp, warm the channels and collaterals, tonify kidney yin and yang and invigorate the blood. Look for on containing one or more of the following herbs:
Best Chinese Herbs for Arthritis Pain Exacerbated by Cold
Sang Ji Shen – which replenishes the vital essence of the Liver and the Kidney this is the substance responsible for strengthening the bones, sinews and the muscles of the lower back and knees.
Chuan Nui Xi – helps to move the blood, tonify the kidneys and liver and expel wind invigorating the channel. This herb is especially good for wind damp in low back with atrophy and spasms.
Du Huo – expels wind, dampness and cold from the lower back and remove painful obstruction.