Knee/Ankle Pain – Chronic
Chinese Medicine and Chronic Knee pain
Chronic Knee pain is a common problem that can originate in any of the bony structures compromising the knee joint it affects people of all ages, and can be the result of an old injury, osteoarthritis, or chronic wear and tear. In Chinese Medicine we look at chronic pain as a combination of the patterns: Qi, blood, yin deficiency, with qi and blood stagnation, and a blockage in the channels and collateral’s of the lower limb.
Chinese herbs can be very helpful in this situation, when looking for a more modern day formula to: tonify the qi, blood, and yin, resolve blood stasis, and unblock the channels and collateral’s of the lower limb. Look for one containing one or more of the following herbs:
Chinese Herbs for Chronic Knee Pain
Bai Shao – Helps to nourish the yin to relieve chronic painful obstruction syndrome with underlying Kidney deficiencies.
Dang Gui – Tonify blood, activate blood circulation, and disperse blood stagnation.
Huang Bai – Clears deficiency heat to reduce chronic swelling and inflammation.