Back and Spine Support

Our back and spine form the ridgepole of our body. All people need a strong and flexible that supports us and allows us to move freely in our lives. When we’re young, most people take the health and well being of our back and spine for granted. But as we become adults and continue to mature, many people start to feel aches, pains and stiffness in our back and spine. This has always been true and will remain true into the future. So humans have developed ways to strengthen their back, have developed wise methods of stretching and flexing the back, and have developed a multitude of methods to relieve pains and strains of the back. Chinese medicine has developed amazingly effective techniques to relieve many back problems, and if you have issues with your back, please consult with one of our senior herbalists. They are licensed practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine and will be able to offer you insightful, wise guidance.

If your back is NOT clinically painful or damaged, tonic herbs can offer a dietary supplemental tool kit to go along with your yoga, qigong, palates, Total Gym or other back-work health routines you love to do. The Chinese have developed techniques like gong fu and taiji and have centuries of experience at using herbs to support back and spine strength and flexibility. Here are some suggestions for tonic herbs that can help you maintain a strong and flexible back for your entire lifetime.

Strength

In Chinese health philosophy, the back is Yang. All of the energy channels flowing along the back are Yang in nature and control Yang functions, including all forms of activity. Yang herbs strengthen the back in several ways. Yang herbs like Deer Antler, Eucommia, Drynaria, Desert Cistanche and Morinda root all strengthen the back, according to Taoist and Shaolin traditional theory. Formulas to help promote a strong back include:

Astragalus capsules - Astragalus root has been famed for two thousand years as an herb that strengthens muscle and quickens reaction time.

Astragalus eeTee - Astragalus root strengthens muscle and quickens reaction time. eeTee is a fabulous and easy way to consume it.

Strength Builder - All strength is rooted in Jing, the primal energy of life. When Jing is abundant, the body has the root power it needs to work and play vigorously and to live a long, successful life. Strength Builder is designed to build and preserve Jing. Strength Builder can be used to strengthen the skeletal and muscular systems and is particularly useful as a tonic for those who use their physical strength to succeed.* The main herb Morinda root is an excellent Yang Jing tonic. Morinda root is an empowering herb, whose name in ancient times was “Strength Builder.” Morinda root is widely believed in China to increase physical strength.

Ant Power

Super Ant - These ants can lift more than a hundred times their own weight. Their chemistry becomes your chemistry when you consume Super Ant

Tribulus - The strength building herb of world class power lifters and other professional athletes

Organic Red Ginseng capsules or drops - Ginseng increases strength

Shaolin Inner Power eeTee - Shaolin monks consume herbs to promote their physical strength. These are the tonic herbs they consume.

Imperial Garden



Spinal Flexibility

We all know that back can get tight and stiff, either from a lack of movement or from too much movement – or from poor movement. And thus, the great Asian civilizations created yoga, qigong and massage techniques like Shiatsu and Tuina that are based on energy channel flow, all to improve, foster and maintain spinal flexibility (among other things). The masters of the East also took tonic herbs to promote back and spine flexibility. Consider adding these herbs and formulas to your daily repertoire to maintain life-long flexibility.

Easy Qi - A classic formulation designed two thousand years ago to promote circulation in the back. It relieves tension and promotes flexibility.

Microcosmic Orbit - Opens, regulates and promotes the flow of energy in the primary energy channel of the spine known as the Governing Vessel that runs from the tailbone to the skull.

Pycnogenol - The proanthocyanidins in Pycnogenol aid in spinal flexibility

Supreme Shen Drops



Spinal Integrity

If you experience chronic stress on the bones, nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments of the back, spinal integrity may be at risk as you age. Also factors such as genetics, epigenetics, bad postural habits and postural issues that result from work or play come into play. The protect your back and to keep it straight, strong, loose and spaced out properly, you may want to take tonic herbs pre-emptively throughout your life.

Easy Qi - A classic formulation designed two thousand years ago to promote circulation in the back. It relieves tension and promotes flexibility.

Microcosmic Orbit - Opens, regulates and promotes the flow of energy in the primary energy channel of the spine known as the Governing Vessel that runs from the tailbone to the skull.

Pycnogenol - The proanthocyanidins in Pycnogenol aid in spinal flexibility Supreme Shen Drops

Astragalus eeTee - Astragalus root strengthens muscle and quickens reaction time. eeTee is a fabulous and easy way to consume it.

Strength Builder - Designed to strengthen the skeletal and muscular systems and is particularly useful as a tonic for those who use their physical strength to succeed.



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