Open the Vessels

Open the Vessels

  • What it's used for

    Herbal Creatures™ Open the Vessels contains herbs traditionally used to treat various presentations of musculoskeletal pain, and to aid recovery from stroke.

    A blend of herbs used for:

    • Muscles spasms and cramps
    • Limited mobility and difficult movement of the joints, arthritis, intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)
    • Numbness and pain in the extremities
    • Recovery post-stroke.
  • How it works

    How it works

    Open the Vessels is based on a Chinese herbal formula called Xiao Huo Luo Dan Wan, used primarily to treat pain. This formula has demonstrated analgesic and sedative properties. Human clinical studies and research have shown positive results in the treatment of arthritis, sciatic pain and soft tissue injuries.

    Traditional Understanding

    When wind, cold or dampness block the smooth flow of oxygen to the bodies tissues and joints, pain can result. This formula is especially useful for aches and pains that worsen in response to windy, cold or damp weather patterns, or migratory pain of a non-specific location.


  • Ingredients

    Pharmaceutical Name

    Pinyin Name

    Dosage (Gram)

    Radix Aconiti Kusnezoffii

    Cao Wu


    Radix Aconiti

    Chuan Wu



    Di Long



    Mo Yao



    Ru Xiang


  • Directions for use
    • Take 3 spoons (9 grams) once daily in wet food.
      Acute symptoms: Take 3 spoons (9 grams), 3 times daily in wet food.
    • For all ages and weights, an extra dose may be taken to enhance results or as professionally advised.
    • Always consult with a qualified veterinary practitioner before taking herbal medicines and nutritional supplements.
    • Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your veterinary practitioner.


    • Scheid, Volker et al (Chinese herbal Medicine Formulas and Strategies 2nd Ed), 2009;
    • Chen, John K et al (Chinese Herbal Formulas for Veterinarians), 2012; pp 951-954