Muscle cramps in Chinese Medicine
Muscle cramps are sudden, involuntary contractions that occur in various muscles. These contractions can be painful and affect many different muscle groups in the body. In Chinese medicine we look at muscle spasms and cramps as a pattern of Liver yin and Liver blood deficiencies, with accompanying qi and blood stagnation. Effective treatment, therefore, must focus on nourishing Liver yin and Liver blood deficiencies, activating qi and blood circulation, and removing stagnation. If you are looking for a modern day formula to nourish the Liver yin and blood, activate qi and blood circulation, and remove stagnation. You wanna look for one that contains at least one of the following herbs:
Chinese Herbs for Muscle Cramps
Dang Gui – Which is used to warm and invigorate qi and blood circulation especially in the peripheral channels and collateral’s.
Bai Shao – This herb Nourishes the blood and the liver yin, to helps to reduce pain and sooth spasms
Bai Zhu – Helps to tonify the spleen qi and nourish the vessels strengthening the muscles.